French Speaking and Bilingual candidates now eligible for additional points under Express Entry

Author: Swift Connect |


In a recent announcement of Canada’s Immigration Minister, Marco Mendicino, candidates who can speak French and are bilingual will earn additional Express Entry points.

By the end of 2023, Canada aims to admin 4.4 percent of French-speaking immigrants outside of Quebec. As per the figure for 2019, the total percentage of French-speaking immigrants who immigrated to Canada outside Quebec was 2.82 percent.

Canada’s Immigration minister mentioned in his tweet that.

Today, we’re changing the highly-successful Express Entry System to make it easier for Francophone and bilingual immigrants to come to Canada – creating good, local jobs while helping Francophone communities flourish in all corners of our country.  


As per the announcement for this change, it will be easier for French-speaking countries, also called Francophone Countries, to immigrate to Canada.


List of Francophone Countries:

French is the official language** in Belgium, Benin, Burkina, Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central, African, Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte, d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic, of, the, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial, Guinea, France, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic, of, the, Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu.