Canada opens Express Entry Draw to invite 7,000 Francophone Candidates

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 02/Feb/2024
Canada opens Express Entry Draw to invite 7,000 Francophone Candidates

As per the latest Canada immigration update, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted an Express Entry draw on February 1, 2024, inviting a considerable 7,000 Francophone candidates to apply for permanent residency. This was a category-based Express Entry draw for French language proficiency (2023-1) category, tailored to promote linguistic diversity in the Canadian population, targeted French-speaking individuals who aspire to make Canada their home.

Express Entry draw on 1 FEB 2024

Find below the key details of the latest EE invitation round:

  • EE Draw date and type- 1 February 2024, EE draw for French language proficiency (2023-1)  candidates
  • ITAs issued-  7,000 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa  issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 365 points.
  • Tie-breaking Rule September 08, 2023 at 09:47:27 UTC

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement for this draw was set at 365 or higher, emphasizing the importance of language proficiency in the selection process. The CRS score is a key factor that considers many aspects such as language proficiency, education, work experience, and other factors to determine a candidate's eligibility for immigration.

Canada's commitment to promoting Francophone immigration also indicates Canada PR pathway for the newcomers looking make Canada their new home. The draw on February 1st precisely aimed to strengthen the Francophone minority community, providing them with a efficient pathway to permanent residency.

The more category based draws in next few weeks will ensure more and more candidates with low CRS score and experience in specific occupations getting the ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa. The 7,000 invitations issued on February 1st mark a significant step toward achieving Canada's immigration target of 110,770 set for federal Express Entry System. Hence, if you are a Canada immigration aspirants, this is ideal time to make a move and apply for the same.

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