7000 ITAs issued in first French Express Entry draw of 2024

7000 ITAs issued in first French Express Entry draw of 2024

Feb 01, 2024: In a landmark turn of events for Canada PR aspirants 7000 ITAs issued in first French Express Entry draw of 2024. Because this is the highest number of Francophones Canada has selected to apply for a Canada PR visa. The second highest figure stands at 3,800 ITAs with the CRS score cut-off of 375 held on July 12, 2023.


The details of the first French Express Entry category-based draw of 2024 are:

  • Firstly, a whooping 7000 applicants have an ITA for a Canada PR visa.
  • Secondly, the CRS cut-off requirement is 365.
    • Also, this is the lowest CRS Cut-off for this category out of all 7 draws up till now (2023-24).
  • Besides, the tie-breaking rule applicable for this draw is September 08, 2023, at 09:47:27 UTC.


Looking at the above details we can see a huge rise in the demand for applicants with French language skills. This is easier to understand when we look at the past draw figures for 2023.

French langauge category based draws (2023-24)


So, as per the above details, we can see that the current draw issued the highest number of ITAs. Also, the CRS cut-off is the lowest ever set for an Express Entry French Language category-based draw.


Thus, if you have French language skills then you must apply for a Canada PR visa. Besides, you need a minimum French Language Skills level of:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): NCLC 7 – 
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): Speaking & Listening – NCLC 5 | Reading & Writing – NCLC 4
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): TEER 0 or 1 – NCLC 7 | TEER 2 or 3 – NCLC 5


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