IRCC Assigns More Points for Francophone Express Entry Applicants

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The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system.

This change will help deliver on the government’s commitment to reach the target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrant admissions outside Quebec by 2023.

The Express Entry system lets us create a pool of candidates who may be eligible to immigrate to Canada permanently. The candidates are assessed, scored and ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) .

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More information on this announcement: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2020/10/additional-points-in-express-entry-to-help-increase-francophone-immigration-outside-quebec.html