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On March 8, Canada announced the new Francophone Community Immigration Pilot. More details to come.

The Francophone Community Immigration Pilot is modelled on the success of the Rural and Norther Immigration Pilot (RNIP), which is becoming a permanent program.

Alongside the Francophone Community Immigration Pilot, Canada is launching the Rural Community Immigration Pilot in the fall of 2024.

The Francophone Community Immigration Pilot will focus on increasing the number of French-speaking newcomers settling in Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec. It will also help ensure the economic development of Francophone minority communities, and help to restore and increase their demographic weight.

The Francophone Community Immigration Pilot delivers on IRCC’s commitment in the Policy on Francophone Immigration’s 2024–2028 Implementation Plan to include new Francophone communities targeted by regional economic immigration programs. It allows employers and the community to have a role in selecting newcomers for their area. This pilot will also contribute to meeting Canada’s ambitious targets for French-speaking immigrants, as outlined in the 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan.

As a pilot, a maximum of 2,750 applications will be accepted per year. The pilot will run for no more than five years, after which time it will either be discontinued or become a permanent program.

This page will be updated as more information about this program comes available.

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