June 18, 2018
IRCC Announces Creation of New Francophone Immigration Policy Hub
The FPT Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigration Outside of Quebec was introduced in March 2018 to promote the immigration of French-speaking individuals to provinces and territories outside of Quebec. In particular, the Government of Canada is aiming to increase the proportion of Francophone immigrants outside of Quebec to 4.4% of all immigrants by 2023.
On 11 June 2018, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the creation of a new Francophone Immigration Policy Hub. The Policy Hub aims to facilitate a coordinated approach to Francophone immigration policy between Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the provinces, and territories.
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen declared, “The Department is committed to working in collaboration with Francophone organizations and institutions to ensure that our immigration strategy reflects the needs of Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec. The Policy Hub is a key partner in a continued and sustained progress of that goal”.
The Policy Hub is planning to complete its action plan on how to achieve Francophone immigration objectives by fall of this year. As part of this strategy, the Government of Canada will continue its international marketing activities to raise awareness of Canada (outside of Quebec), as an attractive place for French-speaking individuals to settle.
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