Why bother? Learning French is a relatively easy way to improve one’s CRS score. By achieving an NCLC level of 5 (equivalent to B1 of the CEFR) or above for all four abilities (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), one can increase their CRS score by 16 points. (This applies to the Federal Skilled Worker Program. For other programs, please refer to this link.)
How long did it take me? First a disclamer.