Francophone candidates Received ITAs in New Express Entry draw on 25 Oct 2023

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 26/Oct/2023

Canada opened another category-based Express Entry draw on 25 October 2023. This EE draw no. 270 was for category-based selections, i.e. for Express Entry candidates with French language proficiency (2023-1). It was 5th draw of its kind this year. This was second EE draw in two days and third draw of the Express Entry System this month.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement dropped significantly to 486 points for the Francophone candidates. Here are more details about this latest invitation round.

Express Entry draw on 25 October 2023

  • EE Draw date and type- 25 October 2023, EE draw for French-speaking Candidates
  • ITAs issued-  300 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa  issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 486 points.
  • Tie-breaking Rule-  September 30, 2023 at 04:22:17 AM UTC

With this latest EE draw for francophone candidates, Canada has now invited total 91,621 candidates in 34 different Express Entry invitation rounds held this year until date.

Express Entry draws in October 2023

In October 2023, Canada held total three Express Entry draws this month inviting a total of 5,573 candidates to apply for Canadian PR (Permanent Resident) Visa.

  • EE Draw - 25 October 2023, for French-speaking Candidates- 300 ITAs
  • EE Draw - 24 October 2023, for PNP Candidates- 1,548 ITAs
  • EE Draw - 10 October 2023, All-program EE draw- 3,725 ITAs

Express Entry- a key Canada PR pathway this year

Express Entry is an popular online management system for processing Canada PR applications, specifically under three main categories, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

The candidates in these programs go through an evaluation process using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which assesses key human capital factors like age, language proficiency, work history, occupation, and educational qualifications.

Each of these factors is assigned a score, and when combined, the total can reach a maximum of 1200 CRS points. It's crucial to understand that not all candidates get the highest possible score, however, a significant number of candidates tend to fall within a range of minimum CRS cut-off scores, typically ranging from 350 to 550 points (sometimes higher, depending on the specific draw). 

Generally, the applicants with the highest immigration scores (collective CRS points) are the most likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to submit an application to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for PR (Permanent Residence) status.

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