On December 7, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for French language proficiency candidates. In round #273, IRCC issued 1,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to francophone candidates. The cut-off score of this draw was 470 points, 16 points fewer than the previous draw for this category. The tie-breaking rule for this round was October 3, 2023, at 04:45:27 UTC. As of December 5, 2023, there were 217,370 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 100,971 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.