In the latest Canada Express Entry draw held on August 2, 2023, there was a specific focus on candidates with French language proficiency. A total of 800 candidates were issued invitations to apply for permanent residence under the French language proficiency (2023-1) category. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to be invited was 435 points or above. This draw aimed to further enhance Canada’s linguistic diversity and welcome French-speaking skilled immigrants.
Here is a comparison of the recent French language proficiency draws, including the most recent draw on August 2, 2023, along with relevant details from previous draws:
|Date||Total ITAs||Minimum CRS Required||Tie-breaking Rule|
|August 2, 2023||800||435||July 31, 2023 at 09:57:30 UTC|
|July 12, 2023||3,800||375||June 30, 2023 at 11:45:05 UTC|
|July 7, 2023||2,300||439||June 1, 2023 at 12:34:56 UTC|
In the French language proficiency draw on August 2, 2023, a total of 800 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The CRS cut-off for this draw was 435 points, which allowed candidates with competitive French language skills to secure an invitation.
To manage situations where multiple candidates had the same CRS score, the tie-breaking rule was applied. In this draw, the cut-off was based on the date and time the candidates submitted their Express Entry profiles. The candidate who submitted their profile earlier received preference.
The Express Entry system places a strong emphasis on linguistic diversity, especially for French-speaking candidates. By conducting specific draws targeting candidates with French language proficiency, Canada aims to attract skilled individuals who can contribute to Francophone communities across the country.
In contrast, the July 12, 2023 draw for French language proficiency (2023-1) issued a record-breaking 3,800 invitations, with a minimum CRS score of 375. The tie-breaking rule was set on June 30, 2023, at 11:45:05 UTC. Similarly, on July 7, 2023, another draw targeted at French language proficiency (2023-1) issued 2,300 invitations, and the CRS cut-off was 439 points. The tie-breaking rule for this draw was June 1, 2023, at 12:34:56 UTC.
Canada’s commitment to promoting French language proficiency reflects its dedication to linguistic diversity and inclusion. French-speaking candidates with desirable skills and qualifications continue to have excellent opportunities to obtain permanent residency and make significant contributions to Canada’s social and economic fabric.
Candidates who received an invitation to apply in any of the French language proficiency draws can now proceed with their application process for permanent residency in Canada. As they embark on their immigration journey, they become part of Canada’s vibrant multicultural society, enriching the nation’s cultural tapestry.