Did you know Canada has 2 official languages? English and French.
For thoese who speak French, there are lots of advantages in learning this language:
If you speak French fluently you will have access to more jobs, especially in eastern Canada. Many corporate and government jobs also require you to be bilingual in both languages.
Did you know – one in three Canadians speaks french, learning this language will allow you to communicate in Canada especially with people from the province of Quebec.
It helps with your Immigration by providing additional points to your CRS score
If you speak french, you could now be awarded up to 50 additional points in Canada’s Express Entry immigration system.
Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, announced on October 27 2020 that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system.
Express Entry candidates with proven ability in both French and English will receive up to 50 additional CRS points, up from 30 points previously.
The Government is also offering 25 additional points to candidates with proven French ability, even if they have not proven strong English skills. This was previously set at 15 additional points.
Canada aims to admit 4.4% of French-speaking immigrants outside of Quebec by 2023. This new initiative is meant to help Canada reach this target.
How can I get additional points for French in Express Entry?
In order to claim points for French-language proficiency through Express Entry, you have to take an approved language test for Canadian immigration. Currently, there are two French-language tests approved for this purpose:
The Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF); and
The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)
These tests are offered around the world, so you don’t need to be in Canada to prove French ability.
Do you speak french and want to immigrate to Canada?
The Express Entry program may be perfect for those french speakers looking to immigrate to Canada! Book a consultation with us today to start working on your Express Entry profile now.
Don’t speak French but want to learn the language?
Make sure to talk to our Education advisors, We have partnerships with over 500 Canadian institutions and can assist you with all education needs.