Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its first ever French-language drawing, inviting 2,300 candidates with French language skills. Candidates must have a minimum CRS score of 439, which is the minimum CRS score of 2023.
This is the sixth invitation issued in two weeks and brings the total number of candidates invited through Express Entry to 9,800.
Express Entry Draw #256
- Total Number of invitations: 2,300
- Date of round of invitations: July 07, 2023
- Lowest CRS cut-off: 439
- Program Specified: French-speaking
Most of the invitations were issued this week. The last round was held yesterday, July 6, and invited 1,500 candidates with work experience in health care industries. This draw is expected to be made after the announcement alongside the first Express Entry invitations for 500 medical doctors on June 27.
The July 5 invitation round is the first for candidates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. 500 candidates are invited with a minimum CRS score of 486.
Finally, the invitation round of July 4 is a general program drawing that is expected to have 700 candidates in a general program drawing. These candidates must have a CRS of 511, which is the highest of all admissions scores in 2023.