IRCC invites 1,400 candidates in Express Entry draw for French Proficiency

By Eva Olsen [Updated 25 Apr, 2024 | 01:01 PM] 6495
IRCC invites 1,400 candidates in Express Entry draw for French Proficiency

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw. This was the 16th draw conducted by IRCC in 2024.

The Express Entry latest draw held on April 24, 2024, saw invitations being issued to 1,400 candidates across a French language proficiency draw. Invited candidates required a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 410 to be eligible.

Express Entry Draw #295 - Results

Type of Draw: French language proficiency (2024-1)

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,400
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,400 or above
  • Date and time of round: April 24, 2024 at 14:10:42 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 410
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 07, 2024 at 02:06:46 UTC

Candidates invited in this draw, have 60 days to prepare and submit a complete application for permanent residence (PR) to the IRCC.

Responding to your Invitation to Apply

If you were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this draw, you will receive a message in your account telling you:

  • Which program you are invited to apply for, and
  • What to do next.

You will be asked to provide proof of the information you gave while creating your Express Entry profile. IRCC will then assess whether the information you submit in your Canada PR application matches the one you provided in your Express Entry profile. You will also be required to pay the mandatory Canada PR application fee which includes a processing fee for you and your family members, a right of Permanent Residence fee, and a biometric fee.

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If you were not Invited to Apply

If you did not receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), your profile will remain active for 12 months in the Express Entry pool. You may be issued an ITA in the next Express Entry draw. Do not create a new profile until your existing Express Entry profile expires.

80% of Canada PR applications are processed within six months or earlier.

Next Express Entry draw

The next Express Entry draw is projected to be conducted on May 07, 2024

Express Entry draws are conducted every two weeks, usually on a Wednesday. The number of ITAs, minimum CRS score, and draw-type are determined by the IRCC. This varies depending on factors including, the Canadian economy, labour market, and the immigration targets set in the Canada Immigration Level Plans 2024-2026.

Summary of Express Entry Draws in 2024

Draw No. Date of Draw
Draw Type
No. of ITAs
Minimum CRS
April 23, 2024
French language proficiency
#294April 23, 2024
General Draw
#293April 11, 2024
STEM occupations (2024-1)
#292April 10, 2024
General Draw
#291March 26, 2024
French language proficiency
March 25, 2024
General Draw
#289March 13, 2024
Transport occupations
#288March 12, 2024
General Draw

Express Entry Draws: Complete List

Types of Express Entry Draws

In 2024, IRCC will conduct three types of Express Entry draws.

  • General Express Entry draws: In general Express Entry draws, IRCC selects candidates from the pool who are eligible for one of the three streams managed under the Express Entry program.
  • Program-specific Express Entry draws: In program-specific Express Entry draws, IRCC selects candidates from the pool who are eligible for a specific Express Entry stream linked with a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
  • Category-based Express Entry draws: In category-based Express Entry draws, IRCC selects candidates from the pool by establishing a category to meet a specific economic goal.

Categories Finalized for Express Entry Draws in 2024

On May 31, 2023, IRCC finalized six new categories for Express Entry draws. These categories were chosen after considering labour market predictions and consulting with various partners, stakeholders, and provincial & territorial governments. The categories chosen for Express Entry draws in 2024 include:

  • French-language proficiency
  • Healthcare occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food occupations

IRCC ranks candidates in the Express Entry pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). In an Express Entry draw, IRCC:

  • Chooses the type of invitation round,
  • Decide the number of candidates to be invited,
  • Identify the highest-ranking candidates from the pool, and
  • Invite candidates to apply for Canada PR visa.

Your chances of receiving an invitation to the upcoming Express Entry draws will entirely depend on your CRS score. The higher your score, the more your chances of gaining Canadian permanent residency.

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Morenike Adeyemi

How can I apply for express entry? Your response will be highly appreciated. Thank you

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