January 22, 2016

Francophone Advisory Committee Files Report on Francophone Immigration

The Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs has provided the Government of Saskatchewan with a report on francophone immigration.

Francophone Affairs Legislative Secretary Wayne Elhard received the report.

“Saskatchewan has seen an increase in immigration over the last decade,” Elhard said.  “I am interested in reviewing the committee’s recommendations on welcoming francophone newcomers to our province.”
The report’s recommendations include: increasing recruitment missions in French-speaking countries, building a business case for recruiting francophone workers, improving international labour mobility and increasing access to French-language services.

The Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee developed its report following consultation with the Ministry of Economy and community organizations.

The role of the Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs is to advise the Francophone Affairs Legislative Secretary on the implementation of the provincial government’s French-language services policy.

The Advisory Committee was created in 2009.

For more information on the Advisory Committee’s work and the full report, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/fab.