Provincial Premiers want more French Speakers to Immigrate to Canada
The leaders of Canada’s provinces and territories have agreed to reach a target of 5% francophone (i.e. French-speaking) immigration outside the province of Quebec. This target follows the objective of the federal government that, by 2018, francophone newcomers will represent at least 4% of all economic immigrants who settle outside Quebec.
The provincial and territorial Premiers issued a joint statement on the matter at a Council of the Federation held in Whitehorse, Yukon in late July. This marks the first time that the 13 Premiers have together endorsed an immigration target for francophone looking to stay in Canada.
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Settlement outside Quebec
With its rich culture and pride in its linguistic heritage, Quebec is often the first place francophone look to when starting out on their Canadian immigr