Targeted Express Entry draw for French people ~ February 1, 2024


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) guest 7,000 candidates in a Targeted Express Entry specifically for candidates with Mastery of the French language.

Applicants needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 365THE lowest minimum CRS score of the year so far.

It’s the second draw of the weekfollowing the January 31 draw, where 730 candidates were invited to a general draw with a minimum CRS of 541.

Results of the targeted Express Entry draw on February 1, 2024:

  • Express Entry Tour: #282
  • Type of print: Based on targeted categories for mastering the French language
  • Draw date: February 1, 2024
  • CRS cut-off score: 365
  • Number of invitations: 7000
  • Tie-breaker rule: September 8, 2023

Targeted express entry for the French language

THE Express entry targeted for French-speaking immigrants is unique among category selection criteria because it does not rely solely on professional experience as a deciding factor. The Canadian Minister of Immigration has a clear objective: to promote the French language beyond the borders of Quebec. By prioritizing the invitation of French-speaking newcomers, Canada aims to stimulate economic growth in regions outside Quebec through French-speaking immigration.

Date Drawing type Invitations CRS cutoff score
February 1, 2024 Mastery of the French language 7,000 365
December 21, 2023 Agriculture and agri-food professions 400 386
December 20, 2023 Transport professions 670 435
December 19, 2023 Trade professions 1,000 425
December 8, 2023 STEM professions 5,900 481
December 7, 2023 Mastery of the French language 1000 470
October 26, 2023 Health professions 3,600 431
October 25, 2023 Mastery of the French language 300 486
September 28, 2023 Agriculture and agri-food professions 600 354
September 27, 2023 Mastery of the French language 500 472
September 20, 2023 Transport professions 1,000 435
August 3, 2023 Business professions 1,500 388
August 2, 2023 Mastery of the French language 800 435
July 12, 2023 Mastery of the French language 3,800 375
July 7, 2023 Mastery of the French language 2,300 439
July 6, 2023 Health professions 1,500 463
July 5, 2023 STEM professions 500 486
June 28, 2023 Health professions 500 476

Targeted Express Entry Draw Requirements

On May 31stMinister of Immigration of Canada, Sean Fraser, announced the finalization of specific categories for category selection. These categories were formulated after the promulgation of Bill C-19 in the country’s parliament last June, which subsequently became law. Now, the Minister of Immigration can invite new arrivals based on particular attributes, such as Language mastery Or professional experiencerather than relying solely on the whole Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score.

The chosen categories include:

  1. Mastery of the French language
  2. Health professions
  3. Occupations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  4. Skilled trades
  5. Transportation occupations (including truck drivers)
  6. Agriculture and agri-food professions

This approach aims to improve the immigration process by considering specific skills and attributes beyond just the CRS score, thereby fostering a diverse and skilled pool of newcomers to contribute to Canada’s growth and prosperity.

Applicants must also meet all eligibility requirements for one of three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker ProgramTHE Canadian Experience Classor the Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Need help with Express Entry targeted by category?

Applicants with strong French skills receive invitations based on their proficiency, regardless of their CRS score. The program considers specific work experience in designated categories. Our team supports eligible French-speaking candidates throughout the process, from profile submission to personalized consultations with a regulated Canadian immigration consultant (CRIC).

Contact our team to explore this exciting opportunity. Schedule an individual Zoom meeting with a RCIC to discuss your case.

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