Canada Targets French-Language Speakers with Express Entry Draw, Issuing 3,200 ITAs

Canada Targets French-Language Speakers with Express Entry Draw, Issuing 3,200 ITAs

 

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Canada has recently conducted an Express Entry draw focused on French language proficiency, issuing 3,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The draw, held on July 8, required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 420 points. 

This is a slight increase from the previous French language proficiency draw on April 24, 2024, which had a minimum CRS score of 410 points and issued 1,400 ITAs.

The July 5, 2024, draw targeted healthcare occupations, issuing 3,740 ITAs with a minimum CRS of 445. This year, Canada has conducted various targeted draws, including nine all-program draws, five for French speakers, and others focusing on transport, agriculture, healthcare, STEM, provincial nominations (PNPs), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and trade occupations.

Canada’s immigration targets are ambitious. A record 465,000 invites are planned for 2023, which will be surpassed by a target of 485,000 permanent residency invites in 2024. 

The latest draw implemented a tie-breaking rule: if multiple candidates had the minimum CRS score, only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before the tie-breaking date received invitations.

The July 8 draw marks the 24th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2024 and the 302nd overall. Successful candidates have a 60-day window to submit their applications, which will be processed within the standard six-month timeframe.

Employers are encouraged to secure a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or a provincial nomination to retain employees long-term. Obtaining an approved offer of employment is highly recommended as it significantly increases the chances of receiving an ITA in future rounds.

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