Text displayed: “Hamadou Dosso, Native of France”. Magali’s friend comes out of the People’s Law School. She listens and nods, indicating that she understands. Attended a fair (e.g. Flags of each province fly in the wind. We see the signature of the Government of Canada, the Canadian flag flying on a white background. Our government remains committed to the principle of “par et pour”, ensuring that services for Francophones are offered by Francophones. Most areas in Canada have their own unique PNP channels except for Nunavut and Quebec. Canada has two official languages, English and French, and hence, aims to maintain a strong Francophone character, in large part by attracting Francophone immigrants. New Brunswick is Canada’s only officially bilingual province. We move to a wide shot of Hamza Kadri and his family, who are coming down an escalator. For enquiries, contact us. Text displayed: “Laura Huynh Lê, Native of Belgium”. Francophones across Canada. We hear the beginning of Canada’s national anthem. Building on this momentum, IRCC initiated co-planning sessions in 2018 through the Réseaux en immigration francophone (Francophone Immigration Networks) and regional Francophone settlement summits. A Francophone organization will be able to provide French services to French-speaking newcomers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport. We see the whole family walking outside along the sidewalk. In Canada, New Brunswick aims to increase its population. On the table, sheets reading “Collège Éducacentre” are laid out on a table. The man introduces himself. Jurisdictions can adopt new initiatives based on respective capacity and policy alignment. Hamza Kadri (speaking French): I found out about the Francophone immigration program in Manitoba at Destination Canada, in Paris. Journée de Célébration du mois de l’Histoire des Noirs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Francophone Immigration in Canada: a part of our history, Welcoming Francophone Communities initiative. ; Authorized by the Government of Canada – Colin Singer has been a licensed immigration lawyer in good standing with a Canadian Law Society for over 25+ years. Then we are outside the Winnipeg airport, a man is walking toward the door. Then we move to a fuzzy image of a city located on the waterfront. 2. We are outdoors; it’s winter. This will include increased bilateral and multilateral engagement with interested provincial and territorial partners, active participation in interdepartmental official languages networks and targeted projects. The province wants to increase the number of francophone immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program to support the growth of francophone culture. The expression “Francophone communities” refers to Francophone and Acadian communities in Canada outside Quebec. This program allows for the issuance of a work permit to a worker … He is looking at a document entitled: “Avis de convocation”. Magali is sitting with a friend. IRCC will continue to monitor these outcomes closely and will examine additional measures to meet the target if needed. We see an aerial view of the city of Vancouver. Then he takes his place with his whole family and sits down. I have always wanted this for my family. Albert Safeut (speaking French): When we say we have been here for 2 years, they are surprised, they say, well, 2 years only, it went very fast. For enquiries, contact us. Marina (speaking French): The first week, they helped me get a bank card and a transit card. I am French, and now I live in Vancouver. IRCC will ensure sustained engagement of Francophone communities and other key players in the refugee resettlement sector. Albert is walking with his son. Promoting Francophone immigration outside of Quebec is a shared, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) priority. The other women are listening. Stakeholders expressed a keen interest in contributing to the resettlement of refugees in various ways—everything from providing services to refugees, to private sponsorship of refugees. To this end, IRCC will advance an approach focused on selection mechanisms that favour French-speaking candidates. To support future policy development, IRCC will improve the collection of official language data on temporary residents. This goal, which would reflect the proportion of francophones in New Brunswick’s population, was supposed to … Meeting Our Objectives: Francophone Immigration Strategy (PDF, 573.18 KB). They also have the opportunity to meet Canadian employers, Francophone associations, economic development organizations, and provincial and territorial government representatives. 2. Every year, thousands of French-speakers immigrate to Canada and settle in Francophone communities outside Quebec. The father takes his daughter in his arms and looks toward the man. The man is sitting in his living room with his wife and three young children — two boys and a girl. He did not say “Welcome to Canada” but “Welcome home”, and to this day I truly feel at home. The time is right for an Action Plan to enhance the efforts and explore new opportunities for francophone immigration. IRCC’s efforts will also focus on better informing resettled refugees to facilitate their integration into Francophone communities. From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. They wear wide smiles. To ensure that its promotion and recruitment support efforts have a positive impact, IRCC will also put in place initiatives to improve the experience of French-speaking clients. One of these pathways is the Francophone Mobility Program. This strategy will guide Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s efforts in the years to come. It’s a sunny winter day and snow is on the ground. We have a view of a government building in Ottawa. This innovative engagement approach has supported the ongoing development and implementation of settlement and integration initiatives. Magali Perreard (speaking French): The LINC courses involve speaking English and using the language for different themes, everything to do with health or laws. In 2017–2018, IRCC provided $28 million in funding to more than 50 Francophone organizations to deliver a range of direct and indirect settlement services. She sits with a pen in her hand. Most Canadians agree that having 2 official languages is positive for Canada’s international image and makes Canada a more welcoming country for immigrants.Footnote 2. Text displayed: “To better face the daily challenges of her new life and speed up her integration in the Vancouver labour market, Magali has decided to take some English courses.”. I have wanted us to be children of this country. The Government of Canada in its 2018 budget, had announced a net sum reserve of C$12.6 million over three years to enable and facilitate the integration and retention of French-speaking newcomers in Canada. The young woman is greeted by a man. We see images of people preparing for the citizenship ceremony. We see an aerial image of the city of Halifax in the distance. Under Mobilité Francophone, the following conditions must be met: 1. We see an aerial image of the city of Toronto and its skyscrapers, with Lake Ontario in the foreground. Albert Safeut (speaking French): I felt at home as soon as we arrived, because when I arrived at the airport the immigration officer greeted us by saying “Welcome home”. The family enters the building. Albert and his wife meet with some of their friends. There are plenty of people at the tables. The only group less likely to migrate across province than Francophone quebeckers is francophone immigrants living in Quebec. The majority of early colonists who came to Canada came from England and France, so for historical reasons, the two official languages of Canada are … In recent decades the government of Quebec has exercised its power to help strengthen … Hamadou Dosso (speaking French): My name is Hamadou Dosso. JS Immigration Consulting is established and licensed in the province of British, Canada. The camera shows us high-rise residential buildings. Next we see him coming out of the house. A new service delivery model will allow these clients to take a refresher course in one language and a beginner course in the other, depending on their needs. The views shared helped to identify the objectives of the Francophone Immigration Strategy and to refine many of the measures outlined in this strategy. This approach—which focuses both on the client and on the vitality of Francophone communities—is supported by investments set out in the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages 2018–2023 and IRCC’s Settlement Program. Actions such as the Francophone Integration Pathway will also strengthen our commitment to deliver high-quality settlement services to newcomers across the country. We are at an official ceremony. I am a native of Belgium and now I am in Halifax. “By building the capacities of Francophone organizations, we are promoting services of equal quality for French-speaking newcomers.”, – Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada, Symposium on Francophone Immigration, March 22, 2018. New Brunswick has many francophone organizations throughout the province to better serve our French-speaking communities. Everyone is very happy. All three laugh and seem to be in good spirits. It could also promote projects to support clients with special needs, including women, youth, visible minorities and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or 2-spirited. Starting in 2020, the initiative will support projects that will foster community partnerships. Hamza Kadri (speaking French): My name is Hamza Kadri. The man then explains something to Laura about her résumé. Francophone immigration numbers fell far short of the Canadian federal government’s ambitious target in 2016. Then, a poster on a wall, which reads: “Collège Éducacentre”. Almost every province and territory has at least one Express Entry-linked stream which searche… Help us promote immigration to Francophone communities (outside Quebec) and contribute to their vitality, Discover how Francophone immigration has contributed to Canada’s cultural richness and socio economic development. Employee from accueil francophone (speaking French): Welcome to Canada. We move to a close-up of the young boy, who looks at the camera and smiles. We see that his face is serious. ), or 2.3. Their teacher joins them and talks to them. Next we see Hamadou signing documents. This new initiative, supported by the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018–2023, will make Francophone communities central to the decision-making process with respect to the reception and retention of newcomers in their local communities. Finding a PNP that’s perfect for you is kind of like discovering a lock key. We see several images of Albert’s friends and family embrace each other. Text displayed: “Salvator Havyarimana, Native of Burundi”. IRCC will also use targeted communications to inform French-speaking international students and temporary workers about federal, provincial and territorial immigration programs and the services for which they are eligible. IRCC will support the creation of spaces across the country where French-speaking newcomers will feel welcome. The department will also continue its activities related to research on official language minority communities. The Action Plan for Official Languages – 2018-2023: Investing in Our Future provided nearly $500 million over five years in support of official languages, including $40.8 million for Francophone immigration initiatives. We see Magali and her friend walking outside with brochures in their hands. This government-wide plan aims to support the vitality of official language minority communities, recognizing the role of immigration. Magali Perreard (speaking French): I heard about the LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) courses offered by the college, and I enrolled in one because it was in French. IRCC will seek to establish an approach to support the Francophone settlement sector at the national level. [citation needed] Following 1947, Canadian domestic immigration law and policy went through significant changes, most notably with the Immigration Act, 1976, and the current Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) from 2002. Marina stands alone in a subway train. In a classroom, a woman stands at the front gives a presentation to a group of students. #Immigration Matters in Winnipeg, Manitoba An immigrant historian is recognized with the Order of Manitoba for her efforts to help preserve Francophone culture in the province. This is followed by an aerial image of the city of Winnipeg. Marina (speaking French): My name is Marina Moussounda Mouity. Laura Huynh Lê (speaking French): Likewise. In 2016, the province saw 2,400 francophones settle there, more than half the Canada-wide total, but still only 2.2 per cent of all Ontario’s new immigrants. In-person service is not available at this time . Employee from Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (speaking French): Hello, how are you? In the distance, we see the city of Vancouver. In 2018, there were some 300 million French speakers worldwide—an increase of 9.6% compared to 2014. At the national level, IRCC has a mandate to further encourage immigration to all other provinces and territories. The man faces the camera. Not Identified (speaking French): The Dosso family. The family leaves the house and gets into the car. A sign reads: “Programme d'intégration francophone de la Colombie-Britannique”. Hamza Kadri : Au Destination Canada, à Paris, c’est là où j’ai connu le programme d’immigration francophone pour le Manitoba. They enter a room. The music continues. Hamadou Dosso (speaking French): Becoming a Canadian citizen is a great honour for me, because the word “Canadian” means a lot to me. A school book is open on a desk. You will not receive a reply. Then, back at the airport, the man who welcomed them gives the father a file containing documents. We see Deco Fidèle with a settlement worker and the school principal in a hallway. The father then takes turns introducing his children to the man who welcomed them. The same music continues in the background. This approach will build the capacity of Réseaux en immigration francophone and increase professional development for Francophone service provider organizations. Laura Huynh Lê (speaking French): Coming here I encountered various difficulties. These historic investments will allow IRCC—in close collaboration with provinces, territories and Francophone communitiesFootnote 3—to expand existing initiatives, test new ways of doing things and maximize collaboration with key partners. Albert Safeut (speaking French): I have really seen no limits to our integration. The man pushes the cart holding the family’s suitcases. Now we move on to cheerful music that plays in the background throughout this next testimonial. Infographic: What Canadians think about bilingualism and the Official Languages Act. Text displayed: “Albert Safeut, Native of Cameroon”. A number also voiced the need to include immigrants and members of French-speaking ethnocultural communities, and to establish funding processes that take into account the specific needs of French-speaking communities and newcomers. Two of the young children are looking at the camera. North”. Support the successful integration and retention of French-speaking newcomers. Next we see them in front of an automated banking machine. Mobilité Francophone. I have been living here in Ottawa for 2 and a half years. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is committed to contributing to the development of these communities, as well as to encouraging Francophone immigration outside Quebec.Footnote 1 These commitments are anchored in the priorities of the Government of Canada and in the objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Official Languages Act. We see the three children looking at the camera, the one in the middle making a peace sign with his fingers. Today, they are very fulfilled. Its role in immigration and integration in Quebec is set out in the Canada–Québec Accord relating to Immigration and Temporary Admission of Aliens. Employee from la maison francophone (speaking French): Good day. Salvator Havyarimana (speaking French): These settlement workers welcome them upon their arrival and as a result, even the child has no fear, no apprehension. It’s early evening, so it’s dark. She meets someone who smiles at her. We see Albert sitting at a table, laughing with another guest. We have been here in Canada for 2 years, to offer our children a brighter future. NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) BULLETIN #282. We then follow Albert as he walks from table to table, stopping to talk to friends. Free LINC Settlement Services”. The interview is over. La page Immigration francophone sur le site Web d'IRCC présente diverses possibilités qui s'offrent aux candidats d'expression française désirant immigrer au Canada, à l'extérieur du Québec, y compris des renseignements sur les programmes d'immigration et les services d'établissement dans chaque province et territoire. Then we move to a close-up of the father, who is smiling. The shot changes. IRCC also signed French-speaking immigrant annexes as part of its bilateral agreements with New Brunswick and Ontario. Now we see the young woman walking outside. Next is a series of images of the city of Halifax: waterfront towers and buildings under construction with cranes. The music continues. With 2 official languages, Canada is well positioned to attract and retain more French-speaking and bilingual immigrants. Eleven per cent of Welland's population is francophone. First we see a man standing and smiling at the camera. This will be done through public reporting, such as the departmental results plan and the Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, and through meetings with partners and key stakeholders. I am Deco’s father. These projects will be supported by a flexible, community-based funding model. The judge is seated, addressing the entire audience. In addition, IRCC will increase the availability of settlement services across the country and will explore innovative approaches for delivering Francophone settlement services in rural areas. These historic investments attest to the Government of Canada’s commitment to promoting French and English – our official languages – and enhancing the vitality of official language minority communities. The two boys sit at their desks, side-by-side. It is a comprehensive plan to achieve our goals of attracting and retaining more French-speaking newcomers. Then we see Magali sitting in class and talking to colleagues. We then see a close-up of a sign indicating international arrivals. Indicators will also be developed for the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigration. Then we come back into the living room with the father, who addresses the camera again. A symposium on Francophone immigration brought together government officials and Francophone communities in March 2018. We then move to a house where a woman welcomes the family. Text displayed: “Despite the initial obstacles she had to overcome, Laura was able to adapt so as to quickly enter the Halifax labour market.”. We see a slow-motion image of a husband and wife sitting on a couch in their living room with their three young children. My family is fulfilled, and I am proud of them. Francophone Immigration Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points in the Express Entry system. We’re back in the classroom. They really helped me understand how to develop my résumé. I am Algerian by birth, and I am going to settle here in Winnipeg. Laura Huynh Lê (speaking French): My name is Laura Huynh Lê. In June 2018, IRCC established a virtual platform to collect innovative ideas from its Francophone partners. So that is it, there is no question, it has been a big help. EMPLOYEE FROM Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (speaking French): My name is Bruno, delighted to meet you. IRCC will increase the availability of and access to official language training that meets the needs of French-speaking newcomers. Francophone immigration plays an important role in supporting francophone and Acadian communities as well as increasing the number of immigrants to the province to address provincial labour market and economic needs. She takes notes on a pad of paper. I have also witnessed their determination to contribute to our country’s diversity and inclusion. I am from Burundi. It’s clear they are following the judge’s request. We come back to finish with the father. Immigration to Canada is the process by which people migrate to Canada for the purpose of residing there—and where a majority go on to become Canadian citizens. Not being a native English speaker, that seemed like a good option to me. Lastly, IRCC will support Francophone communities and Francophone service providers so that they are equipped to meet the needs of resettled refugees. Proficiency in both official languages is of great importance to French-speaking newcomers in order to achieve their integration objectives. Text displayed: “Deco Fidèle Havyarimana”. Lastly, IRCC will increase the systematic communication of Francophone immigration outcomes, including progress toward the achievement of the French-speaking immigrant target and broader results. Just 4,400 French-speaking immigrants, or 1.8 per cent of total, settled outside Quebec in 2016, despite several policies aimed at increasing the numbers. The first phase of implementation focuses on preparing communities. To find a job I had to turn to certain French-language services. Deco Fidèle and his friend are having fun shaking hands in some sort of game. This will result in a strengthened and more consistent approach, focused on achieving the best outcomes for newcomers and for Francophone communities. In March 2018, the Government of Canada announced, among its priorities, the consolidation of a Francophone integration pathway, which spans from pre-arrival to citizenship. Salvator Havyarimana (speaking French): There are services that welcome children, give them guidance and see that they are monitored. Albert enters a large reception room full of large tables set with tablecloths and flowers. As of June 2016, foreign nationals, whose habitual language of daily use is French, may be eligible for an exemption from the onerous Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirement through the Mobilité Fracophone Program. Laura and the man stand up at the same time and shake hands. Throughout their journey, many Francophones organizations across Canada support and encourage them in planning their new lives. We then see Magali holding the sheets. Hamadou and his family are then seen queuing with others before he hands over the documents he’d consulted in the house. Official languages enhance diversity and inclusion, and give Canada a competitive advantage. A man smiles at the camera. Provinces In Canada That Need Immigrants. Text displayed: “Marina Moussounda Mouity, Native of Gabon”. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. She’s speaking to the camera. That is what helped us with our integration, because I know there are other people out there too. We see her sitting in the train and looking out of the window. Hamadou holds documents and a small Canadian flag. On the image of the city, we read the following text: “After 14 hours in the air, Hamza and his family experience the first hours of their new life in Canada.”. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen All the people in the room get up at the same time.