French-Language Category Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 500!

French-Language Category Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 500!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 28 Sep, 2023 | 04:54 AM]
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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.

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Express Entry Draw #266

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)

  • Number of invitations issued: 500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 500 or above
  • Date and time of round: September 27, 2023, at 14:17:04 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 472
  • Tie-breaking rule: August 16, 2023, at 09:00:14 UTC

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.
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.

French-Language Proficiency Category Eligibility

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.

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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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