IRCC invites 7,000 candidates  Express Entry in French language proficiency

IRCC Issues 7,000 ITAs in Draw for French Speakers

The department has extended Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 7,000 candidates in the latest Express Entry draw. This draw holds particular importance as it specifically focuses on French language proficiency.

The eligibility criteria for candidates included a minimum score of 365 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This marks the lowest minimum CRS score required this year, highlighting the emphasis on linguistic skills, particularly in French.

By specifically targeting proficient French speakers outside of Quebec, this enables Canada to meet its francophone immigration targets.

An overview of today’s Express Entry Draw is provided below:

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

Recap of Francophone invitations in 2024

8,700 ITAs were awarded to applicants in six French language draws this year, with the lowest CRS score cut-off being 375 and the highest being 486. Francophone draws consider Express Entry profiles with French language test results that demonstrate a minimum score of 7 in each of the four language abilities on the NCLC (Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens).

Draw DateCRS Cut-off
07-07-23439
12-07-23375
02-08-23435
27-09-23472
25-10-23486
07-12-23470

As an officially bilingual country, Canada is constantly seeking to preserve and expand the use of the French language. French speakers are in high demand across various industries and regions of the country. From government agencies to school boards, healthcare networks and more, there is great opportunity for French-speaking newcomers.

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