Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw today.
The Express Entry latest draw held on September 27, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 500 candidates in a targeted category-based Express Entry draw for candidates with French language proficiency. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 472 - to be eligible for this invitation round.
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #266 - September 27, 2023
Type of draw: French language proficiency (2023-1)
This was the third invitation round conducted by IRCC for French-language proficiency candidates. The previous such draws were conducted on July 07, July 12, and August 02, 2023.
|Draw No. ||Date ||Number of ITAs ||Minimum CRS score |
|260||August 02, 2023||800||435|
|258||July 12, 2023||3,800||375|
|256||July 07, 2023||2,300||439|
If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Programs may be issued through this round of invitations.
To be eligible under the French-Language Proficiency category, you must
Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has a mandate to promote the French language outside of Quebec. IRCC quoted, “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 Express Entry selection categories, French-Language Proficiency is the only one that does not consider work experience as the key attribute to be issued an invitation to apply for Canada PR.
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