The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has committed to working with the province of Quebec to attract more French-speaking immigrants as the province braces itself for a significant rise in immigration this year to make up for the losses during the Covid-19 epidemic. Trudeau’s backing for immigration to the French-speaking province comes as it prepares to accept 71,275 new permanent residents this year, far more than the 50,285 who arrived in the province last year. If the government reaches its goal, Quebec would receive a 41.7 percent boost in immigration – which it hopes will be a one-time occurrence to compensate for the decline in immigration to the province in 2020.