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The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 1,400 candidates with French language proficiency through a Targeted Express Entry.

Candidates were required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 410, which has been increasing gradually from previous draws. The score was 388 on March 26, 2024, and 336 on February 29, 2024.

On April 23, IRCC conducted a general draw and invited 2,095 candidates who had a minimum CRS score of 529. This score is 20 points lower than the previous general draw on April 10, where the cut-off score was 549 – the highest minimum score of the year.

Targeted Express Entry Draw April 24, 2024 Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #295
  • Draw Type: Targeted for French Language Proficiency
  • Draw Date: April 24, 2024
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 410
  • No. of invitations: 1,400
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 07, 2024

Targeted Express Entry for French Language

The Targeted Express Entry for French-speaking immigrants is a distinct category-based selection criteria. It differs from other programs because it doesn’t rely solely on work experience as the sole decisive factor. The goal of Canada’s immigration minister is to promote the French language beyond Quebec’s borders. By prioritizing the invitation of French-speaking newcomers, Canada aims to boost economic growth in regions outside Quebec through Francophone immigration.

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DateDraw TypeInvitationsCRS Cut-off Score
April 24, 2024French language proficiency (2024-1)1,400410
April 11, 2024STEM occupations (2024-1)4,500491
April 10, 2024General1,280549
March 26, 2024French language proficiency (2024-1)1,500388
February 29, 2024 French language proficiency2,500336
February 16, 2024 Agriculture and agri-food occupations150437
February 14, 2024Healthcare occupations3,500422
February 1, 2024French language proficiency7,000365
December 21, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations400386
December 20, 2023Transport Occupations670435
December 19, 2023Trade occupations1,000425
December 8, 2023STEM occupations5,900481
December 7, 2023French language proficiency1000470
October 26, 2023Health Occupations3,600431
October 25, 2023French language proficiency300486
September 28, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations600354
September 27, 2023French language proficiency500472
September 20, 2023Transport Occupations1,000435
August 3, 2023Trade Occupations1,500388
August 2, 2023French Language Proficiency800435
July 12, 2023French Language Proficiency3,800375
July 7, 2023French Language Proficiency2,300439
July 6, 2023Health Occupations1,500463
July 5, 2023STEM Occupations500486
June 28, 2023Health Occupations500476

Targeted Express Entry Draw Requirements

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, announced on May 31, 2023, that specific categories for category-based selection have been finalized. These categories were developed after the passage of Bill C-19 in the country’s parliament in June 2022, which has since become law. The immigration minister now has the ability to invite newcomers based on particular attributes, such as language proficiency or work experience, as opposed to relying solely on the overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

The chosen categories include:

  1. French-language proficiency
  2. Healthcare Occupations
  3. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
  4. Skilled Trade occupations
  5. Transport occupations (including Truck Drivers)
  6. Agriculture and agri-food occupations

Candidates must also meet all the eligibility requirements for one of the three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, or the Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Need Help with Category-Based Targeted Express Entry?

Candidates who have a strong command of the French language will receive invitations based on their proficiency, regardless of their CRS score. The program takes into account specific work experience in the designated categories. Our team assists eligible French-speaking candidates throughout the process, starting 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.

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