The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 7,000 candidates in a Targeted Express Entry specifically for candidates with French language proficiency.
Candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 365, the lowest minimum CRS score of the year so far.
This is the week’s second draw, following the January 31 draw, where 730 candidates were invited in a general draw with a minimum CRS of 541.
Targeted Express Entry Draw February 1, 2024 Results:
Express Entry Round: #282
Draw Type: Category-Based Targeted for French Language Proficiency
Draw Date: February 1, 2024
CRS Cut-off Score: 365
No. of invitations: 7000
Tie-breaking rule: September 08, 2023
Targeted Express Entry for French Language
The Targeted Express Entry for French-speaking immigrants is unique among category-based selection criteria because it doesn’t solely rely on work experience as the decisive factor. Canada’s immigration minister has a clear goal: to promote the French language beyond Quebec’s borders. By prioritizing the invitation of French-speaking newcomers, Canada aims to stimulate economic growth in regions outside Quebec through Francophone immigration.
On May 31, Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, announced the finalization of specific categories for category-based selection. These categories were formulated after the enactment of Bill C-19 in the country’s parliament last June, which subsequently became law. Now, the immigration minister can invite newcomers based on particular attributes, such as language proficiency or work experience, rather than solely relying on the overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The chosen categories include:
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
Skilled Trade occupations
Transport occupations (including Truck Drivers)
Agriculture and agri-food occupations
This approach aims to enhance the immigration process by considering specific skills and attributes beyond just the CRS score, fostering a diverse and skilled pool of newcomers to contribute to Canada’s growth and prosperity.
Need Help with Category-Based Targeted Express Entry?
Candidates with strong French language skills receive invitations based on their proficiency, regardless of their CRS score. The program considers specific work experience in the designated categories. Our team assists eligible French-speaking candidates throughout the process, from profile submission to personalized consultations with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).
Reach out to our team to explore this exciting opportunity. Schedule a one-on-one Zoom appointment with an RCIC to discuss your case.