Canada invites 300 applicants in the latest French speaking express entry draw On October 25, 2023, the Canadian immigration authorities announced Ministerial Instruction #270, a new development under the Express Entry system. This instruction aimed to invite 300 individuals who have a good grasp of the French language to apply for permanent residence in Canada. To be eligible, candidates needed to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 486 or higher, and they had to rank at 300 or above. In cases where multiple candidates shared the same lowest score, the tie-breaking rule came into play. This rule was based on the submission date and time of their Express Entry profiles, with the cut-off set at September 30, 2023, at 04:22:17 AM UTC.