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IRCC opened 2nd Express Entry draw in two days- Invited French-speakers

August 04 , 2023 By Rajneesh Kumar

Canada continues the trend of back to back Express Entry draws in the month of August 2023. On 2 August 2023, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) opened another Express Entry draw to invite candidates with proficiency in French language. It was a category-based Express Entry draw where in the IRCC has issued 800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian PR (Permanent Resident) Visa to Francophone candidates. Find below the 2nd August EE draw result.

Category-based EE Draw Result- 2 August 2023


EE Draw Category

No. of ITAs

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-breaking rule

August 2, 2023

French language proficiency



 July 31, 2023 at 09:57:30 UTC

After the latest EE draw, the total number of invitations issued this year reached to 71,948 in overall 24 EE draws opened until date. This was Express Entry draw no.260 since inception of the EE System.

Category-based Express Entry draws

This was the sixth category based draw this year. Now, the IRCC is conducting the category-based draws as well. As a result, candidates with low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score as well getting the ITA simply based on the category the fall under. In 2023 category-based draws, the IRCC will focus on inviting candidates under below categories:

  • Strong French language skills
  • healthcare
  • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
  • transport
  • agriculture and Agri-food

If you wish to immigrate to Canada on PR (Permanent Residence) visa this is the best time to apply with category-based EE draws and low CUT OFF score.

To apply for PR visa in Canada this year through most fitting immigration program, you may contact Canada PR Avenue qualified and seasoned Canada migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at info@canadapravenue.com.

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