7,000 Invited in latest Express Entry French Language category draw

By Scarlett Wilson [Published 02 Feb, 2024 | 05:12 AM] 496
7,000 Invited in latest Express Entry French Language category draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued 7,000 invitations in a new Express Entry draw on February 01, 2024. Candidates with French Language Proficiency and a minimum CRS score of 365 were eligible for an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Today’s draw marks the second draw of the week. Yesterday, on January 31, 2024, IRCC invited 730 candidates across an All-program Express Entry draw. So far in 2024, IRCC has conducted four Express Entry draws.

Express Entry Draw #282 - Results

Type of Draw: French Language Proficiency (2023-1)

  • Number of invitations issued: 7,000
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 7,000 or above
  • Date and time of round: February 01, 2024 at 16:36:01 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 365
  • Tie-breaking rule: September 08, 2023 at 09:47:27 UTC

If more than one candidate that was invited, has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they had submitted their Express Entry profile.

Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) may be issued through this latest draw.

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This was the first category-based Express Entry draw of 2024. 

This was also the seventh Express Entry draw conducted for candidates with French Language Proficiency since the launch of category-based selection draws on May 31, 2023. 

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.”

IRCC has noted that they will undertake the following actions in pursuit of this goal:

  • Develop a new Immigration Policy to work toward restoring and increasing the demographic weight of Francophone minority communities across Canada.
  • Boost promotion and selection of French-speaking PRs.
  • Support the settlement and integration of French-speaking immigrants in Francophone minority communities.
  • Set ambitious targets to increase Francophone PR admissions on an ongoing basis.

According to the latest Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is looking to welcome 31,500 French-speaking permanent residents (PRs) in 2025 and 36,000 newcomers under the same category in 2026. 

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Source: canada.ca

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