The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken a significant step towards promoting linguistic diversity and welcoming French-speaking immigrants to the country. On August 2nd, 2023, the department conducted a targeted category-based Express Entry draw, inviting 800 candidates with proficiency in the French language to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
The Express Entry system is a points-based immigration system designed to manage applications for three major economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Candidates in the Express Entry pool are assigned Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores based on factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency.
In this latest draw, candidates were specifically targeted for their French language abilities, reflecting the Canadian government’s commitment to fostering bilingualism and promoting French as one of the official languages of the country. The minimum CRS score required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 435, making this draw a promising opportunity for many prospective immigrants with strong French language skills.
The Express Entry system operates on a competitive basis, where candidates with higher CRS scores receive priority invitations. The 800 candidates who received ITAs in this draw have demonstrated not only their French language proficiency but also their potential to contribute positively to Canada’s economy and society.
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