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The Canadian government will award additional points to French-speaking and bilingual applicants applying for permanent residence through Canada’s Express Entry system.
Background: The Express Entry system prioritizes permanent residence candidates in four skilled migration programs—Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program—on a points system that considers such factors as current job offer, education, skills, work experience and age, among others. Candidates who meet a points threshold set in regular Express Entry draws are invited to apply for permanent residence.
Analysis & Comments: The change will give French speakers a slight boost in the Express Entry system and may help Canada accelerate its goal of bringing more French speakers to provinces other than Quebec.
This alert was prepared by de Lint LLP, an independent immigration law firm, allied with Deloitte LLP in Canada.
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