On the 25th of October, 2023, Canada’s department for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new round of the Express Entry draw, specifically targeting candidates with proficiency in the French language. During this 270th session, 300 Francophone individuals received Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum score required for this draw was 486, which is an increase of 14 points compared to the previous draw in the same category. As of October 23, 2023, the Express Entry pool had a total of 214,873 registered profiles. Throughout this year, Canada has extended 91,621 ITAs via the Express Entry system.
What is Express Entry?
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) utilizes the Express Entry system as an effective tool for processing permanent residency applications. Applicants are evaluated based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which takes into account several criteria including work experience, occupation, language skills, educational background, age, and more. Generally, those with higher CRS scores stand a better chance of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.
Additionally, the Express Entry system has introduced a new feature called category-based selection draws. These draws focus on candidates with certain professional backgrounds or other sought-after qualities. There are six specific categories under which potential applicants might be eligible:
- Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
- Trades, including carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
- Agriculture and agri-food
- Proficiency in the French language
How mana immigration Can Help
Thinking about relocating to Canada? Do you know French? Need help navigating the complexities of the Express Entry system or boosting your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for Canadian immigration? Mana Immigration is here to help you achieve your dream of moving to Canada. Our team comprises experts in various immigration pathways, including several programs within the Express Entry system, all aimed at increasing your chances of receiving invitations. Take the first step and assess your CRS score today, and let our professionals guide you in optimizing it. For more details on your eligibility, we invite you to fill out our assessment form. We’ll quickly set up a consultation for you.