The recent Canadian Express Entry Draw 270, was recently conducted, featuring a minimum CRS score of 486. In this draw, 300 eligible candidates, based on their French-language proficiency, were invited to apply.
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Highlights of Express Entry Draw 270
Date of Draw: October 25, 2023
Number of Invitations Issued: 300
Minimum CRS: 486
Program Specified: French language proficiency (2023-1)
The fifth draw for French speakers in 2023, which was Express Entry draw 270, recently issued 300 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 486. This draw was specific to candidates with French language proficiency, requiring all selected candidates to meet the minimum French language requirements in their Express Entry profiles.
This draw stood out compared to previous category-specific draws for French language proficiency this year, as it had the highest CRS cut-off score while issuing the lowest number of invitations, with only 300 candidates invited.
When comparing today’s draw with past Express Entry draws for “French language proficiency,” two significant trends emerge. First, the minimum CRS score required for an invitation is progressively increasing, and second, the number of invitations issued is on a progressive decline.
In practical terms, individuals with high scores in the Express Entry Pool often have lower scores in their French language tests. To qualify in this Express Entry category, it’s crucial not only to excel in your French language test but also to enhance your scores in other evaluation criteria.
Who Qualifies for the Draw?
To secure an invitation in a category-based round, you should:
1. Satisfy the Express Entry’s basic prerequisites, which include eligibility for one of the three immigration programs it encompasses.
2. Fulfill all the specified conditions outlined in the instructions for that particular round.
3. Possess French language test results indicating a minimum score of 7 in all four language skills as per the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.
When IRCC will conduct a category-based invitation round, they will:
1. Evaluate and rank candidates in the pool who satisfy the category criteria.
2. Extend invitations to the highest-ranked candidates for their permanent residence applications.