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.
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