Message from the Minister: Celebrate National Francophone Immigration Week 2017

Watch the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and Serge Cormier, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Hussen, speak about the significance of Francophone immigration in Canada. French-speaking immigrants have made great contributions to the Canadian economy, culture and social development.

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Transcript: “Message from the Minister: Celebrate National Francophone Immigration Week 2017”

Video length: 2:06 minutes

Two men speaks in French with Canadian flags on either side of them.

Text displays: “The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen – Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship”.

Hussen: As Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, I am proud of the work my department has done to make Francophone immigration outside Quebec a priority.

We have worked with representatives of your communities, and we have implemented new measures to attract more French-speaking immigrants. Thanks to this collaboration, I am convinced that we will reach our objectives.

I wish you a wonderful National Francophone Immigration Week. This is an opportunity to celebrate the great economic, social and cultural contributions made by French-speaking immigrants to our country.

I would also like to thank my parliamentary secretary, Serge Cormier, for his excellent work in communicating with Francophone communities across Canada.

Text displays: “Serge Cormier – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship”.

Cormier: Francophone Immigration Week gives us all a chance to learn about the importance of Francophone immigration to Canada, to our culture, to our diversity, and even to our economy.

As a Francophone and Acadian from New Brunswick, I have seen first-hand the benefits that Francophone immigration can bring to my own community and province.

I want to thank all the organizations that are working very hard to support and strengthen the vitality of Francophone communities, notably by attracting newcomers.

I encourage you all to take part in events organized in your communities during this National Francophone Immigration Week, and I want to thank Minister Hussen for his passion toward the file that is Francophone immigration and for his determination to learn our beautiful French language.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature along with the copyright message: “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2017” is shown.

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