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Latest IRCC Draw is a French language proficiency: 3,200 candidates invited

Express Entry drawsOn July 8, 2024 the Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced yet another draw. This category based express entry draw was for French Speaking applicants   and is the fourth Express Entry draw this month. The draw  invited 3,200 ITAs with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 420.

The Key Highlights of the Draw –

•    ITA – 3200
•    CRS score – 420 

Three Draws in the last week 

This draw comes on the heels of three draws held last week between July 2 and 5. On July 2, IRCC conducted a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-only draw and invited 920 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 739.  After which the next two draws were category-based Express Entry draws with the first on July 4 granting 1,800 ITAs to candidates in trade occupations and the second on July 5 inviting 3,750 candidates in healthcare vocations.

The month of July has been exceptionally active for Express Entry draws.  In July we have witnessed the IRCC holding draws every second week and averaging two to four each month. The last time there were four draws in a single month was in April and February has been the busiest month of the year so far with six.

French Proficiency Draws – Express Entry Program 

Canada places a lot of importance on cultural regulations thus the French-proficiency draws are always higher. This year it is  estimated to account for 30% of all ITAs given in category-based selection draws. To date, the IRCC has granted 15,600 ITAs to qualified individuals in this category. This emphasis on French language ability demonstrates the Canadian government's commitment to promoting bilingualism and attracting competent immigrants who can help the country's linguistic diversity and economic progress.

Summary of the Express Entry Draw 2024


Date ITA CRS score
Jan 10 1510 546
Jan 23 1040 543
Jan 31 730 541
1 Feb 7000 365 ( French language)
13 Feb 1490 535
14 Feb 3500 422 ( Healthcare Occupations)
16 Feb 150 437 ( Agriculture and Agro- foods)
28 Feb 1470 534
1 March 2500 336 ( French Speaking category)
12 March 2,850 525
13 March 975 430 ( Transport)
25 March 1980 524
26 March 1500 388 ( French Language)
10 April 1280 549
11 April 4500 491 (STEM)
23 April 2095 529
24 April 1400 410 ( French language )
30 May 2985 676 ( PNP)
31 May 3000 522 ( CEC)
19 June 1499 663
2 July 920 739 ( PNP)
4 July 1800 436 (Trade Occupations)
5 July 3750 445 ( Healthcare occupations)
8 July 3200 420 ( French Proficiency)


What is the Express Entry Draw?

The Express Entry Draws are conducted by the IRCC to help the skilled workers relocate to Canada with ease. There are three main categories in the program – Federal Skilled Workers Program, Federal Skilled Traders Program and Canadian Experience Class. However, in May  2023  in addition to the regular draws the IRCC has also introduced the category based express entry draws and the applicants whose occupations are in demand can relocate through these draws.

The six streams of the category based express entry draws are –


  • Healthcare occupations
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • Trades occupations, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations
  • French-language proficiency

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