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Francophone Immigration in Canada

Strengthening Francophone Immigration in Canada: A Comprehensive Post-2023 Plan by IRCC

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is ardently pursuing its goal of achieving a 4.4% target of French-speaking immigrants outside of Quebec by the end of 2023. This commitment is embedded in both the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023 and the Francophone Immigration Strategy launched in 2019. As of September 15, 2022, the proportion...

Express Entry ITAs in 2023

Decoding the Dynamics of Express Entry ITAs in 2023

Aspiring immigrants eyeing Canada as their future home are keenly interested in understanding the nuances of the Express Entry system, particularly in 2023. The Government of Canada has recently released data shedding light on the human capital profiles of individuals who received Express Entry ITAs from January to September 2023. This wealth of information provides...

Canada’s Recent Express Entry Draw

IRCC Invited 3,600 Healthcare Workers in the Latest Express Entry Draw

Canada’s Express Entry system has witnessed dynamic changes in its draw patterns, reflecting the country’s adaptable immigration strategy. In recent weeks, Canada has conducted various draws, targeting specific categories such as healthcare, French proficiency, and occupation-based segments. These draws, each with its distinct Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-offs, demonstrate the country’s commitment to fulfilling...

French-only Express Entry Draw

Canada Conducts a French Only Express Entry Draw

Canada’s French-only express entry draw on October 25, 2023, marked a significant event in the realm of Express Entry, inviting 300 candidates to apply for permanent residence. With a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off of 486 CRS points, the draw attracted attention due to its exclusivity and emphasis on French language proficiency. As aspiring...

Express Entry Draw 268

IRCC Extends 3,725 Invitations in Latest Express Entry Draw

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have recently conducted their latest Express Entry draw, inviting 3,725 candidates to apply. These draws are an essential part of the Canadian immigration process, determining who is eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada. A Diverse Selection In this draw, candidates were required to have a minimum...

Canada's Skilled Trades

Addressing Canada’s Skilled Trades Shortage Through Express Entry

Canada’s Express Entry system has witnessed a transformative shift in 2023, marked by the introduction of category-based draws aimed at prioritizing specific occupational sectors. One of these categories that has gained significant attention is the skilled trades sector. This move is part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s broader strategy to bridge the labor...

Changes in Express Entry

Changes in Express Entry: No Upfront Medical Examination Required

In a recent development, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have made a significant change to the Express Entry application process. Starting from October 1st, 2023, applicants are no longer required to undergo an upfront medical examination before submitting their application for permanent residence through Express Entry. The Immigrant Medical Exam (IME) Requirement Traditionally, the...

Express Entry Draw for Agriculture

IRCC’s Pioneering Category-Based Express Entry Draw for Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations

In a groundbreaking move, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken a significant step to bolster Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector by conducting the very first category-based Express Entry draw for professionals in this field. On 28 September, IRCC conducted a category-based Express Entry draw and invited 600 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking...

French-Speaking Candidates

Canada Prioritizes French-Speaking Candidates with 500 Express Entry ITAs

In a recent Express Entry draw held on September 27, Canada demonstrated its commitment to welcoming French-speaking candidates by issuing 500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to individuals with proficiency in the French language. This draw marks a significant move to promote linguistic diversity within the Canadian immigration landscape. Notably, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)...