Canada admitted 4,020 French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec

Canada admitted 4,020 French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec

Canada admitted 4,020 French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec
According to the calculations of IRCC, between January 1 and August 31, 2019, Canada granted permanent residence to 4,020 French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec. Among them, 2,445 were in the Economic Class, 760 in the Family Class, and 780 were admitted as Resettled Refugees & Protected Persons. As for the Economic Class, 1,950 of Economic Francophone newcomers immigrated via the Express Entry system, while 490 via other Economic programs, which are not aligned with Express Entry. 2,430 of French-speaking immigrants settled in Ontario, 495 in British Columbia, 365 in New Brunswick, and 315 in Alberta. This data covers permanent residents with French as Mother Tongue and those with Mother Tongue other than French or English and with “French Only” as Official Language Spoken (excluding “Both English and French”).

#PR, #Francophones, #French_speaking_immigrants, #IRCC, #Express_Entry, #Ontario, #British_Columbia, #New_Brunswick, #Alberta

Parental sponsorship: Paper application vs. online application
The parental sponsorship application intake process will begin in January. However, whether applications will be accepted through an online process or as paper applications is not yet clear. It is expected that due to backlash over the online application process, paper applications may be accepted. Those wishing to sponsor their parents or grandparents must start preparing their applications now. They must also get their income eligibility assessed to qualify as sponsors and get the related documents and evidence ready. The most recent update of the Low-Income Cut-offs (LICO) was released by IRCC on Nov 8, 2019.

#PGP, #Family_immigration, Parents_sponsorship

Publicly funded and private college partnerships will continue
Ontario’ Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Ross Romano announced that Ontario colleges will continue under a public-private partnership. Previously, a moratorium was announced through which private colleges that are running in partnership with public-funded colleges were not allowed to take new students after September 2019. But after this announcement, private colleges will be allowed to take new admissions for the January 2020 session. Previously, international students enrolled with private colleges were not eligible to get work permits. Due to partnerships between private and public-funded colleges, these opened their campuses in the Greater Toronto Area and opened the way for foreign students to get a work permit with which the number of foreign students increased in the GTA. As a result of Minister Romano’s announcement, the number of international students will increase further to 15,000 in Brampton and Mississauga.

#International_students, #study_in_Canada, #Ontario

The end of a phenomenon: Romanian immigration in Canada
In the last three decades, Canada, and Quebec, in particular, was the most welcoming and most affordable place for Romanians to immigrate. Many Romanians came immediately after the Revolution (1990-1991). Over 12,000 Romanians had come to Canada by 2000. 2004 was the year in which the most Romanians came to Quebec: 2,996 new PRs. However, since Romania joined the EU in 2007, Romanian immigration is declining. The number of Romanians wanting to come to Quebec fell to its lowest level in 2018 – only 221 Romanians chose to immigrate to Quebec. In total, in 28 years of immigration, over 36,000 Romanians came to Quebec, forming one of the first 10 ethnic communities in the Montreal area.

#Romanians, #Quebec, #immigration