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IRCC Conducts French Language Proficiency Draw: 3,200 Candidates Invited

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On July 8, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its fourth Express Entry draw of the month, focusing on candidates with French language proficiency. This category-based selection draw resulted in 3,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) being issued to eligible candidates.

Key Details of the Latest Targeted Express Entry Draw

  • Express Entry Round: #302
  • Draw Type: Targeted for French Language Proficiency
  • Draw Date: July 8, 2024
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 420
  • No. of invitations: 3,200
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 30, 2024

Targeted Express Entry for French Language

The Targeted Express Entry for French-speaking immigrants is a distinct category-based selection criteria. For all categories except French language proficiency, candidates must have at least six months of relevant work experience in an eligible National Occupation Classification (NOC) code.

For the French language proficiency category, candidates must achieve a minimum score of 7 in reading, writing, speaking, and listening on the Niveaux de comp├ętence linguistique canadiens test.

Recent Express Entry Activity

This draw caps off a busy week for Express Entry, following three draws held between July 2-5:

July 2: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw

  • 920 ITAs issued
  • Minimum CRS score: 739

July 4: Category-based draw for trade occupations

  • 1,800 ITAs issued
  • Minimum CRS score: 436

July 5: Category-based draw for healthcare occupations

  • 3,750 ITAs issued
  • Minimum CRS score: 445
DateDraw TypeInvitationsCRS Cut-off Score
July 8, 2024French language proficiency (Version 1)3,200420
July 5, 2024Healthcare occupations (Version 1)3,750445
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
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Understanding Category-Based Selection

Introduced in 2023, category-based selection draws allow IRCC to target candidates who can address specific workforce gaps. The six current categories are:

  • Healthcare occupations
  • STEM professions
  • Trades occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations
  • French language proficiency

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.

If you’re considering immigrating to Canada through Express Entry, it’s crucial to:

  • Determine which category you might qualify for
  • Ensure your Express Entry profile is up-to-date
  • Improve your CRS score where possible
  • Stay informed about upcoming draws and changing immigration policies

For personalized advice on your immigration journey, consider consulting with our team of regulated Canadian immigration consultants.

Need Help with Category-Based Targeted Express Entry?

French-proficient candidates are invited based on their language skills, regardless of their CRS score. The program considers relevant work experience in specified categories. Our team provides comprehensive support to eligible French-speaking applicants, from initial profile submission through 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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