Latest category-based Express Entry draw invited 800 Francophone candidates

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Latest category-based Express Entry draw

On August 2, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the Latest category-based Express Entry draw, selecting candidates for French language proficiency. In round #260, IRCC issued 800 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to francophone candidates. 

The cut-off score of this draw was 435 points, 60 points more than the previous draw for this category. The tie-breaking rule for this round was July 31, 2023, at 09:57:30 UTC. 

As of August 1, 2023, there were 211,529 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 71,948 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.


Express Entry draws in July 2023

Six Express Entry draws were conducted by IRCC in the first two weeks of July 2023. Another category-based draw with a focus on French-speaking candidates was held by the IRCC on July 11 and 12. The cut-off CRS score for the draw was 375, the lowest CRS score required for any Express Entry draw in 2023, and 3,800 people were invited.

The IRCC continued to focus on people who speak French. Strong French speakers who applied through Express Entry received 2,300 invitations as of July 7. The required CRS cutoff score for the candidates was 439.

On July 6, the second category-based Express entry draw for medical professionals took place. With a cutoff CRS score of 463, 1,500 individuals in total were invited to apply.

500 candidates with experience in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) were invited on July 5. A 486 CRS score was specified as the base requirement.

Canada launched an Express Entry draw on July 4th and invited 700 applicants. The highest July score of 511 was selected as the minimum requirement for a CRS score.

Canada Express Entry Draws 2023


About the Category-based Express Entry draws

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who are eligible for a certain category defined by the Minister to achieve a specific economic aim are invited in category-based rounds of invites. Candidates are invited to submit an application for permanent residency based on factors including:

  • communication skills in a particular official language
  • work experience in a specific profession
  • education
  • Top applicants who can assist in achieving these particular economic goals are invited to category-based rounds that support general and program-specific rounds.

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