🇫🇷 French Speakers Get Fast Track: Canada's Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 3,200

🇫🇷 French Speakers Get Fast Track: Canada's Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 3,200
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its fourth Express Entry draw this month, inviting 3,200 candidates with French language proficiency to apply for permanent residence. This category-based selection draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 420.
The draw is part of Canada's strategy to address workforce gaps and attract French-speaking immigrants. It follows three other draws earlier this month, including invitations for Provincial Nominee Program candidates, trade occupations, and healthcare professionals.

Key points from the draw:

3,200 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued
Minimum CRS score: 420
Category: French language proficiency
Part of a series of draws in July 2024
This draw highlights Canada's commitment to bilingualism and its efforts to diversify the immigrant pool through category-based selections. French-proficiency draws are expected to account for 30% of the ITAs issued in category-based selection draws this year.
The Express Entry system manages applications for three major economic immigration programs, using the CRS to rank candidates based on factors such as age, language ability, education, and work experience. The category-based selection draws, introduced in 2023, allow IRCC to target candidates who can fill specific workforce needs in areas like healthcare, STEM, trades, transport, and agriculture, in addition to promoting French language skills.
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Create an Express Entry profile: Rounds of invitations - Canada.ca
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