The Canadian government will award additional points to French-speaking and bilingual applicants applying for permanent residence through Canada’s Express Entry system.
The Express Entry system prioritizes permanent residence candidates in four skilled migration programs:
on a points system that considers such factors as:
Candidates who meet a points threshold set in regular Express Entry draws are invited to apply for permanent residence.
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.
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