500 French Speaking Candidates Were Invited in the Latest Express Entry Draw

By admin (May 21, 2024)

500 French Speaking Candidates Were Invited in the Latest Express Entry Draw

500 French speaking candidates were invited in the latest Express Entry draw. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score was 472.

IRCC Held All-Program Express Entry Draw on 26 September in which a cut-off score of 504 was required. Candidates are considered from each of the three Express Entry programs in an all-program draw.

What is Category-Based Selection?

Some Express Entry draws were held by IRCC based on specific attributes of the candidates rather than their overall CRS score. This year, the introduction of categories was expected to take place as there was a change to the Immigration, Refugees and Protection Act (IRPA) in 2022 because of which, the immigration minister has the authority to select Express Entry candidates who are likely to help Canada meet it’s mandate to promote the French language outside of Quebec and strengthen the economy of Canada.

For in-demand occupations and newcomers with strong French language abilities, six new categories were created. Healthcare, transport, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions, trades, agriculture, and agri-food.

IRCC has held draws in each of these categories except for agriculture and agri-food since the first category-based draw for healthcare workers on June 28. Candidates who can speak French fluently were issued the highest number of category-based ITAs (6,900).

Candidates must be in the Express Entry pool and meet a minimum CRS score if they wish to immigrate to Canada through category-based selection.

What is Express Entry?

Each of the Express Entry programs, namely, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), uses the Comprehensive Ranking System to evaluate and rank candidates according to the specific human capital factors such as occupation, work experience, age, education, and language ability.

Candidates who obtain the highest overall scores are the most likely to receive an invitation to apply in an upcoming Express Entry draw and each attribute has a specific point value. Many people wonder about eligibility for the Express Entry program but it depends upon what kind of program you are choosing, whether it’s FSTP or FSWP, each program has a different Canadian language benchmark. Canada Immigration News will bring you the latest information about Express Entry draws, and the Canadian immigration landscape in general.