On October 28, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) missed an Express Entry Draw because of the recent changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The changes made to the CRS required the IRCC to update their system in order to reach their Francophone immigration goal. This process should be completed by next week.
French-speaking Express Entry Candidates now obtain more CRS points. Canada’s goal is to have Francophones make up 4.4% of all immigrants arriving to provinces and territories outside of Quebec by 2023.
Upon the completion of the update, the Express Entry Draws should resume bi-weekly. The IRCC has also committed to bringing Express Entry back to normal as quickly as possible when it announced it’s historic Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023. Canada’s target is to welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year, 110,000 of which arriving annually under Express Entry between 2021-2023.