Fourth Express Entry draw of the month issues 3,200 ITAs

Fourth Express Entry draw of the month issues 3,200 ITAs

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 09 Jul, 2024 | 04:52 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its fourth Express Entry draw of the month. Today’s draw follows three draws from the last week - between July 02-05. 

The July 02 draw invited 920 candidates in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) only draw. Candidates needed a minimum CRS score of 739 to be considered. The other two draws were category-based selection draws. The first occurred on July 04 and issued 1,800 ITAs to candidates in trade occupations and the second was for 3,750 candidates in healthcare occupations on July 5.

Express Entry Latest Draw - Results

The Express Entry latest draw was held on July 08, 2024. A total of 3,200 ITAs were issued to candidates in a category-based selection draw for French language proficiency. Invited candidates required a CRS score of 420 to be eligible. 

Type of draw: French language proficiency 

  • Number of invitations issued: 3,200
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,200 or above
  • Date and time of round: July 08, 2024 at 14:01:33 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 420
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 30, 2024, at 03:37:43 UTC

Candidates invited to this Express Entry latest draw will have 60 days to submit a complete application for permanent residency (PR) to the IRCC. If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the CRS score cut-off will be based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

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This month has been particularly active for Express Entry draws. Typically, IRCC conducts draws every two weeks, averaging between two and four draws monthly. The last time there were four draws in a month was in April - and February has been the busiest month this year with six draws.

French language proficiency draws are anticipated to make up 30% of the ITAs issued in category-based selection draws this year. So far, IRCC has issued 15,600 ITAs to eligible candidates in this category.

Previous French Language Proficiency Draws

This was the eleventh Express Entry draw for French language proficiency candidates conducted by IRCC - since category-based selection draws were introduced in May 2023.

Draw No.
Date of Draw
No. of Invitations
Minimum CRS
#295 April 24, 2024 1,400 410
#291 March 26, 2024 1,500 388
#287 February 29, 2024 2,500 336
#282 February 01, 2024 7,000 365
#273 December 07, 2023 1,000 470
#270 October 25, 2023 300 486
September 27, 2023
August 02, 2023
July 12, 2023
July 07, 2023

Eligibility for French Language Proficiency Category

To be eligible under the French-Language Proficiency category, you must

  • Have French-language test results that show a minimum score of 7 in all 4 language abilities on the Niveaux De Compétence Linguistique Canadiens.
  • Meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that invitation round. 

By prioritizing the invitation of French-speaking newcomers, Canada aims to support economic growth through Francophone immigration outside Quebec while recognizing how it enriches and strengthens these communities.

As compared to the other five newly announced selection categories for Express Entry draws, French language proficiency is the only one that does not consider work experience as the key attribute to be invited to apply for Canada PR.

80% of Canada PR applications under the Express Entry program are currently being processed within 6 months. 

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ashutosh pandey

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