Action plan for more francophones through immigration to Nova Scotia

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Highlights: Immigration to Nova Scotia to have more francophones with a new action plan

  • A new action plan to increase the population of francophones in Canada through immigration to Nova Scotia has been released.
  • The plan was released on November 7, the day that marked the National Francophone Immigration Week in Nova Scotia.
  • The new action plan is devised in appreciation of the importance of the French-speaking population in Nova Scotia.
  • The province is determined to achieve or exceed the Canadian government’s target for francophone newcomers in Canada.
  • The federal government has a target of 4.4 percent for francophone newcomers in 2022.

Are you a francophone interested in Canada immigration? Here’s an exciting piece of news from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia if you are one. It’s regarding an action plan to increase the number of francophones through immigration to Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia has announced an action plan to invite more French-speaking immigrants to the province on November 7, 2022. This day marked the National Francophone Immigration Week in Nova Scotia. The aim of the plan is to increase the population of francophones immigrating to Nova Scotia.

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In fact, Canada’s federal government also is keen to grow the population of francophones in Canada outside the province of Quebec. It must be great news for French-speaking individuals outside Canada who can now find more encouragement from the land of the maple leaf.

How the action plan unfolds?

As per the action plan, the province will make efforts to do the following:

  • increase engagement with communities and partners
  • promoting the influx of francophones and attracting them to the province
  • implementing plans to grow the population of francophones
  • retain and include immigrants through services imparted for their settlement
  • research and evaluate the programs implemented for francophone immigration

Francophones matter

The efforts of the federal government to increase the population of French speakers in Canada outside the province of Quebec have been going on for some while now. For some insight into this trend, read these:

Quebec keen on inviting more immigrants with French language skills

Canada Express Entry reforms to bring major changes in early 2023

The Canadian government aims to add 4.4 percent of the total new immigrants with francophones. Nova Scotia is working towards meeting or exceeding the federal government’s target. For this, the province will invite 150 francophone immigration candidates in the federal Express Entry system to submit an application for Canada PR through the Labor Market Priorities Stream of Nova Scotia PNP.

Nova Scotia is making progress in bringing in more French-speaking individuals to Canada. The francophone immigration action plan was introduced in 2019. Since then, the percentage of francophone immigration candidates who got approval through the PNP increased to 6.4 percent in 2021 from under 1 percent in 2018.

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Who said what?

“Growing our francophone population in Nova Scotia presents significant cultural and economic opportunities across our province. This action plan will strengthen Acadian and francophone communities and further support the growth of the French language in our province. This is fundamental in preserving and maintaining our diverse, thriving communities.”
Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie

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