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Posted on July 18 2023

First-ever French category Express Entry draw, issued 2300 ITAs

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: Fourth round of Express Entry invitations held in the first week of July

  • The fourth Express Entry draw was conducted in the first week of July 2023.
  • The first-ever French category Express Entry draw was held on July 07, 2023.
  • 2,300 eligible candidates were issued via the French category Express Entry draw.
  • The minimum CRS score set for the draw was 439.
  • Category-based selection draws were announced on May 31, 2023.

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First-ever French category-based Express Entry draw

  • The first-ever French category-based Express Entry draw was held on July 07, 2023, and issued ITAs to 2,300 candidates.
  • Candidates with French proficiency were chosen via the draw with a minimum CRS score of 439.
  • The French category-based Express Entry draw was the fourth draw to be held in the first week of July 2023.

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Express Entry Draws in the first week of July 2023

The table given below has the list of the most recent Express Entry draws.

Date of the Draw

Occupation Total number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score

July 7, 2023

French category 2,300 439
July 6, 2023 Healthcare occupation 1,500


July 5, 2023 STEM occupation 500


July 4, 2023

No specified occupation 700 511
June 28, 2023 Healthcare occupation 500


French category based selection

  • IRCC announced category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates on May 31, 2023.
  • Six categories were announced as a part of the category-based selection.
  • Strong French language proficiencywas listed as one of the categories of the category-based draws for Express Entry candidates.
  • The French proficiency category does not require work experience as one of the criteria for the selection draws.
  • The Immigration Minister of Canada is investing in promoting French in other provinces outside of Quebec.
  • Over $123 million is set to be invested towards Francophone Immigration in Canada as a part of the FY 2023-24 Budget.

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To catch up with the recent highlights of Canada, also read…

First category-based Express Entry draw invited 500 healthcare professionals with a cut-off score 476
First Express Entry STEM draw invited 500 candidates with a CRS score 486

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