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The Canadian government seeks to promote the French language through immigration


The federal government will give an advantage to skilled workers who speak French and are applying for permanent residency and immigration to Canada. The decision does not apply to those applying to come to the French-speaking province of Quebec, since that province runs its own immigration program.


Federal Minister of Official Languages Melanie Joly tabled a document past February set to lay the foundations for official languages reform. In the meantime, the Federal government keeps implementing policies to stimulate immigration of the Francophones outside Quebec. For instance, the most popular policies are granting extra points for French in Express Entry and the LMIA exemption for foreign workers under the Francophone Mobility program.


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