As a result of initiatives at both the federal and provincial levels, from 2015 to 2019, Canada succeeded to increase the number of French-speaking newcomers. The amount of francophone new permanent residents almost tripled, climbing from 2,965 to 8,470. After the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic and border restrictions, immigration to Canada slowed down and prevented the arrival of newcomers. In 2020, francophone immigration outside of Quebec declined by 32%, to 5,755. Three out of six new temporary immigration programs targeting essential workers and international graduates residing in Canada are for French-speaking candidates and have an unlimited capacity which means Canada does not want to limit the number of Francophone applicants.
- Canada continues to tackle the forced displacement issue in the Americas
- Thunder Bay issued 15 recommendations under the RNIP
- Job vacancies in Canada have hit a new peak
- Ottawa to ease vaccine requirements and make ArriveCan optional
- Canada to launch a new TR2PR program
- IRCC transitions to 100% digital applications for permanent residence programs