Canada to welcome more French-speaking skilled immigrants with new changes to Express Entry
March 31, 2017
Canadians are building a world-leading innovation economy. One way to do this is by making improvements to Express Entry—Canada’s flagship skilled-worker immigration application management system.
Programs managed through the Express Entry system attract high-skilled foreign workers and former international students who want to live in Canada permanently and whose in-demand skills are needed by employers across the country to help build businesses and grow the economy.
Starting on June 6, 2017, additional points will be awarded to candidates who have strong French language skills. These additional points represent an important change that will contribute to the growth, vitality and prosperity of Francophone minority communities across Canada.
Other changes to the Express Entry system planned for June include points for candidates with siblings in Canada and voluntary registration with Job Bank.