Express Entry Draw 282: Francophones Invited for Canada PR

Express Entry Draw 282

IRCC announced the year’s first category-based Express Entry draw 282 on Thursday, 1st February 2024. The latest round of invitations was the largest category-based selection, inviting as many as 7000 applicants to apply for Canada PR through Express Entry.

Draw number: 282

Date of Draw: 01.02.2024

Day of Draw: Thursday

Time of Draw: 16:36:01 UTC

CRS score cut-off: 365 points

ITAs issued: 7000

Type of Draw: French Language proficiency

The latest Express Entry draw 282 was the first in February. Since it was a category-based selection, Express Entry profiles who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) met the following conditions.

  • They were eligible for one of the Express Entry pathways – FSWP, FSTP, or CEC.
  • They scored NCLC 7 or more in their French language tests. IRCC accepts TEF and TCF for French language proficiency. 
  • The test was not older than 2 years.  
  • Their score in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is equal to or greater than 365 points
  • They had an active Express Entry profile in the pool

Previous Express Entry Draws for French Language Proficiency

All the previous selection-based Express Entry draws are given in the table below.

Draw NumberDraw DateCRS score cut-offITAs issued
28201.02.20243657000
27307.12.20234701000
27025.10.2023486300
26627.09.2023472500
26002.08.2023435800
25812.07.20233753800
25607.07.20234392300

The latest Express Entry draw 282 had the lowest CRS cut-off and the highest ITAs for French language proficiency. The Francophone category is designated to increase the French-speaking population outside Quebec and invite the targeted permanent residents. 

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