Canada Express Entry CRS Calculator—A Vital Tool for Immigration

Comprehensive Ranking System better known as CRS Calculator is a major factor under the Express Entry Programme and plays a vital role in determining the fate of those who dream of Canada Immigration. Each eligible applicant may score up-to 12, 00 points, based on various factors, such as age, education, experience, and language proficiency.

Once a candidate is found qualified for any of the Federal Economic programmes, he successfully enters the Express Entry pool, and is broadly ranked as per the CRS. Aspirants who have scored the high points will be issued an ‘Invitation to apply’.

Those–who wish to immigrate to Canada, via Express Entry Programme–should know that the CRS calculator is an important tool that helps you determine if you have positive chances to immigrate successfully through the Express Entry.

Canada Express Entry CRS Calculator has following core factors:

Age: The maximum an applicant may score is 100 points (with a common law partner or a spouse) or else he may score 110 points (without a common law partner or a spouse). To score high points, it’s beneficial if you are between the age group of 20 and 29 years.

Education: The maximum an applicant may score is 150 points (without a common law partner or spouse) and 140 (with a law partner or spouse).

Let’s have a look at how the points are awarded with a common- law partner or spouse or without a common-law partner or spouse. Applicants with a common law partner or spouse are likely to get slightly low points.

•    0 points for below secondary or high school qualification
•    30 points for secondary school or high school qualification
•    90 points for one-year post-secondary qualification
•    98 points for two-year post-secondary qualification
•    120 points for post-secondary program of 3+ years
•    128 points for two or more post-secondary qualification, at least one of which has lasted for 3+ years
•    135 points for Master’s level university, or an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation a) listed at NOC Level A, and b) requires licensing by a provincial regulatory body
•    150 points for University-level degree at the Doctoral level

Language Proficiency: The maximum number of points an applicant may score is 128 with a common law partner or spouse or 136 points without a common law partner or spouse. It is further sub divided into four sub categories, such as talking, reading, listening and writing. The maximum number of points granted for each of the above mentioned sub categories is 32 points with a common law partner or a spouse or 34 points without a common law partner or spouse.

Experience: The maximum points an applicant may score are 70 (without a common law partner or spouse) or 80 (with a common law partner or spouse).

Let’s have a look on how the points are awarded to those without a common-law partner or spouse:-

•    Less than a year: 0 points
•    1 year: 40 points
•    2 years: 53 points
•    3 years: 64 points
•    4 years: 72 points
•    5 years or more: 80 points

Skill Transferability Factors: It is the final criteria and includes applicant’s Canadian Work Experience, education level, foreign work experience and qualification for trade occupations. To add to your score some of the sections also consider the language proficiency. Following is the point division:

Skill Transfer-ability factors:    100 Points
Education:    50 Points
proficient Language Skills and a post-secondary degree:    50 Points
work experience in Canada and a post-secondary degree:    50 Points
Foreign work experience:    50 Points
proficient Language Skills and foreign work experience:    50 Points
work experience in Canada and abroad:    50 Points
Only for people in trade profession Qualification/Trade Certificate:     50 Points
language skills and a certificate of qualification:    50 Points

Applicants with a job offer from the Canadian Employer or a provincial or territorial annotation may score an additional 600 points.

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