June 8, 2023 – Government of PEI: Today, the provincial government released the PEI Francophone Immigration Strategic Action Plan 2023-2028 to attract French-speaking immigrants who will contribute to the prosperity of the province and enrich the diversity of Island communities.
Representatives of the Acadian and Francophone Affairs Secretariat, Office of Immigration, representatives from Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population, and other areas, including health and education, led the development of this action plan, and they will also oversee its implementation.
In April 2023, a group from the Office of Immigration, the PEI Francophone Early Childhood Centre Association- ACPEFÎPÉ, , Cooperative d’intégration francophone, Commission scolaire de langue française (CSLF) Health PEI and the Tourism Industry Association of PEI went to France and Belgium to attend Destination Acadie.
This joint event was created through a partnership with the three maritime provinces and the goal was to attract French speaking talent to work in education, healthcare and tourism. The CSLF connected with 45 qualified candidates to obtain certification. The ACPEFÎPÉ invited 24 candidates to apply for provincial certification and Health PEI met with six physicians and one social worker.
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