Express Entry: French Language Proficiency Draw
The 6th French-language proficiency category draw of 2023, conducted on December 07, 2023, marked a pivotal moment in Canada’s immigration system. A total of 1000 candidates were selected and invited to apply for Permanent Residence during this draw, based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 470.
The tie-breaker rule played a crucial role in determining the nominees. Only applicants who submitted their Express Entry profiles before October 03, 2023, at 04:45:27 AM UTC were eligible for consideration, following this guideline. This rule is designed to address situations in which multiple applicants share the same CRS score. In such cases, the tie-break is decided based on the date and time of profile submission, with precedence given to the earliest submission.
The distinct focus on language proficiency sets the French-language competence category apart from other Express Entry categories. Unlike other categories that primarily rely on professional experience, this domain places a significant emphasis on candidates’ proficiency in the French language. Consequently, individuals with strong French language skills are more likely to be selected, even if they possess less professional experience.
CRS Score Distribution of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool as of December 05, 2023.
The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire
The table numbers not in bold are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.
The total number of invitations issued to Express Entry candidates so far this year amounts to 100,971.
An increasing trend in CRS score for French Language Proficiency draw could be noticed during last six months.