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 #153 - Results

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

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

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:

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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