Express Entry Latest Draw #260 For French-Language Proficiency Category!
The Express Entry latest draw 260 held on August 02, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 800 candidates in a targeted category-based Express Entry draw for people with French language proficiency. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 435 – to be eligible for this invitation round.
Express Entry Draw #260
Date of Draw: August 2, 2023
Number of Invitations Issued: 800
Minimum CRS: 435
Program Specified: French language proficiency (2023-1)
Tie-breaking rule: July 31, 2023 at 09:57:30 UTC
If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
Third Draw for French Speakers
IRCC has so far conducted three invitation rounds for candidates under the French-language proficiency category. The previous invitation rounds were held on July 12 and July 07, 2023. As compared to the other five newly announced Express Entry selection categories, French-Language Proficiency is the only one that does not consider work experience as the key attribute to be issued an invitation to apply for Canada PR.
Why Are French Language Skills Important in Canada?
In recent years, the Canadian government has been stepping up its efforts to attract French-speaking immigrants to communities across Canada. To encourage continued francophone immigration growth, the government has set a target of 4.4 percent of francophone immigrants settling outside Quebec by the end of 2023.
The push for increased francophone immigration is largely due to declining French-speaking populations across Canada. According to Statistics Canada, the percentage of Canadians who speak predominantly French at home fell to 19.2 percent in 2021 from 20 percent in 2016. In fact, the proportion of French speakers has declined in nearly all areas of Canada, including Quebec.
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