On August 2, 2023, the Latest targeted French Proficiency Express Entry Draw sent out 800 invitations to apply for permanent residency (PR).
The minimum score required in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for this draw is 435. The CRS Score increases by 60 points as compared to French Proficiency Express Entry Draw of July 12.
Here are the details of the latest Express Entry Draw:
- Round of Invitation #260
- Express Entry Program: French Language Proficiency
- Number of invitations issued: 800
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 800 or above
- Date and time of round: August 02, 2023 at 13:50:04 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 435
- Tie-breaking rule: July 31, 2023 at 09:57:30 UTC
So far, 2,800 invitations to apply have been given out, and it’s likely that IRCC can issue around 2,000 more invitations this week.
These invitations will be for applicants with experience in specialized professions like carpentry, plumbing, and welding.
CRS Score of Express Entry Draws 2023
CRS Score Trend 2023
|Program||Total ITAs||CRS Score Range|
|Targeted Draw for French Speakers||6,100||375 – 439|
|STEM Targeted Draw||500||486|
|Healthcare Targeted Draw||2,000||463 – 476|
|No Program Specified||56,400||481 – 517|
|Provincial Nominee Program||2,848||691 – 791|
|Federal Skilled Worker||3,300||489|
Express Entry Darws in 2023
|Draw Date||Program||ITAs||CRS cut off|
|Aug 2||French Language|
|Aug 1||No Program|
|July 12||French Language|
|July 11||No Program|
|July 7||French Language|
|July 6||35 Healthcare|
|July 4||No Program|
|June 28||35 Healthcare|
|June 27||No Program|
|June 8||No Program|
|May 24||No Program|
|May 10||PNP Candidates||589||691|
|April 26||No Program|
|April 12||No Program|
|March 29||No Program|
|March 23||No Program|
|March 15||No Program|
|Jan 18||No Program|
|Jan 11||No Program|
Is my CRS score still important?
According to the IRCC, during category-based invitation rounds, candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the category requirements will be ranked, and those with the highest rankings will be invited to apply for permanent residence.
Just like in a standard draw, eligible candidates will be ordered based on their CRS score. So, those with higher scores are still more likely to get an invitation.
Moreover, the IRCC will keep having regular all-program or program-specific draws. So, maintaining a high CRS score remains important to be considered for these draws. Although the CRS score cut offs are expected to be higher than what we are used to, if IRCC continues to give small amounts of Invitations in All Program Draws.
|Program||Processing Time||Change From Last Week|
|Canadian Experience Class (CEC)||4 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)||7 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)||(Not updated by IRCC since March 1 as there could be no application in processing for FSTP as of now)||No Change|
|Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry||9 months||No Change|