Immigration ministers from all over Canada got together in the fourth week of February to issue a new action plan to invite French-speaking immigrants to other provinces outside of Quebec.
The ‘FPT Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigration Outside of Quebec’ summarises actions that can be taken up individually or in collaboration with provincial, territorial and federal governments to raise Francophone immigration throughout Canada. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, was quoted by Canadian Immigrant as saying that the federal government partially through Francophone immigration is committed to assisting building and sustaining French-speaking minority communities across Canada.
Laura Albanese, Ontario Immigration Minister, said that Ontario housed the second largest Francophone community in Canada and their province was committed to attaining their target of five percent Francophone immigration. She said that the Action Plan along with Ontario’s initiatives to encourage and support French-speaking immigrants will enlarge vibrant Francophone communities of Ontario and aid them in meeting their workforce requirements.
Recommended by the Action Plan are boosting awareness of Francophone’s immigration opportunities, settlement services and pathways to immigration to potential French-speaking applicants. Its aim is also to grow employer engagement in French-speaking immigrant hiring and employment and raising the awareness, availability and accessibility of French language services.
To follow it up, Calgary will be holding a symposium on 22 March with community organizations to establish the foundation for prospective collaborative actions within all jurisdictions.
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