On October 25, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for French language proficiency candidates. In round #270, IRCC issued 300 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to francophone candidates. The cut-off score of this draw was 486 points, 14 points more than the previous draw for this category. The tie-breaking rule for this round was September 30, 2023, at 04:22:17 UTC. As of October 23, 2023, there were 214,873 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 91,621 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.