The Canadian government has expanded the Francophone Mobility Program and extended it for two years.

Key Points:

  • Canadian employers can continue to offer jobs to eligible candidates for all National Occupation Classifications except agriculture for an additional two years.
  • Previously, only individuals with employment offers for jobs under a Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities 0, 1, 2 or 3 category of the NOC could qualify for the Francophone Mobility Program.
  • Canadian authorities reduced the French language proficiency requirement for all applicants. Individuals must now meet the equivalent of a level 5 (decreased from 7) language requirement.

Additional Information: Applicants must now provide proof that they meet language requirements. This documentary evidence may be, but is not limited to, a French evaluation test or the French competencies test, a diploma or degree from a French college or university or a document confirming studies at a French-language institution.

BAL Analysis: Canadian authorities extended and expanded the Francophone Mobility Program to address labor shortages and increase economic activity.

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