On January 13, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that Canada has successfully reached its goal of 4.4% French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec for the year 2022. In only one year, more than 16,300 new immigrants have settled in Francophone minority communities across Canada! This is an incredible increase from 2006 when admissions were at 2,800 - a phenomenal jump from 1.38% to 4.4%. This remarkable influx of French-speaking immigrants, the most significant number since data has been recorded, enriches Canada's cultural and linguistic diversity, positively impacting local economies through their presence in diverse communities across Canada.
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