Canada Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) System

The Express Entry points, otherwise called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Points, is a ranking system utilized by the express entry point program, which assigns ranks, and profiles in the express entry pool depending on the point granted to them.

The points that are assigned to candidates depend on a number of factors such as age, language capability, work experience, versatility/adaptability, educational capabilities/achievements, and so forth.

Because the points are given to each candidate that applies and wants to migrate to Canada, each candidate would want to get a higher score which means there will be competition, with the highest-scoring candidate being selected to come to Canada, the candidates are ranked against each other.

Profiles with the most astounding/highest points will then be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa.

Applicants are ranked against one another depending on their score, it’s critical to see how to ascertain what number of Express Entry points you have.

Factors that determine how the points are assigned.

There are basically four factors that cumulate your score and three out of those four give a total of 600 points. for example

A. Main/human capital + B. Spouse/Companion or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points.

The last factor, which is D. Additional/Extra points alone has a weightage of 600 points. Therefore, the aggregate of every one of the four components of the CRS calculator gives a total of 1200 points, which is;

A. Core/human capital + B. Life partner or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Extra points = 1,200 points.

Therefore, the points are distributed to the applicants from the 1,200 points total in the Canada CRS tool. Now we will just take a good look at the four factors a little deeper.

Core Human Capital Factors:

The Core Human Capital variables involve the main parts of the profile of a candidate, for example; Age, Educational Achievements, Official Language (English, and French) capability, and Canadian work experience.

Spouse/Common-law couples Factor:

Spouse/Common-law couples/partners factor consists of both educational qualifications, language abilities, and work experience of your partner or spouse.

Transferable Skill Factors:

Skill Transfer capacity factors include Transferable factors and skills of an applicant in terms of Education, Training, and work experience, for example

  • With great/solid skill and proficiency to communicate and write in the official languages in Canada and a high school or secondary school degree (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or more)
  • With a great/solid Canadian working experience of more than a year and a high school degree from a recognized Canadian school.
  • Foreign work experience of more than one year.

Additional/Extra Points:

A candidate could equally gain additional or extra points up to 600, which can be based on the following factors.

  • Siblings (both step and blood related) living in Canada (permanent residents or a citizen preferably)
  • French language aptitudes
  • High-school or secondary school education in Canada
  • An organized or arranged work in Canada.
  • PN selection

In light of the mentioned elements of the Express Entry point system, the scores of the applicants are calculated in the express entry pool in line with the Comprehensive Ranking System of assessing the enrolled candidate in the pool.

The IRCC opens up a draw every two weeks to choose the top-ranking applicants and consequently issue them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a permanent residency in Canada, when the candidate receives an ITA, the candidate will then have to complete and submit the permanent residency application as well as the necessary documents within one month of receiving the ITA.

The table below illustrates more on the factors and how the points are distributed

FACTOR
SCORE WITHOUT SPOUSE
SCORE WITH SPOUSE
Core Human Capital      
500
460
Skill Transferability        
100
40
Provincial Nomination 
600
600
Arranged Employment 
200
200
Canadian Study Experience       
30
30
For Sibling living in Canada         
15
15
Language Proficiency    
30
30

The Core/Human Factor

FACTOR
POINTS WITH SPOUSE
POINTS WITHOUT SPOUSE
Age                       
100
110
Educational Level           
140
150
Language Proficiency    
150
160
Canadian Work Experience        
70
80

SPOUSE/COMMON-LAW PARTNER FACTORS

FACTOR
POINTS DISTRIBUTED
Educational Level           
10
Language Proficiency    
20
Canadian Work Experience        
10

SKILL TRANSFERABILITY FACTOR:

All the transferable skills are scored just 50 points both foreign and Canadian work experience.

ADDITIONAL POINTS FACTORS:

FACTOR
POINTS
High school/secondary education in Canada     
30
Provincial Nomination 
600
Arranged Employment 
200
French language proficiency      
30
Siblings living in Canada               
15

AGE

AGE IN YEARS
POINTS WITH SPOUSE           WITHOUT SPOUSE
 17 0R LESS
0                                                             0
18
90                                                           99
19
95                                                           105
20 TO 29
100                                                         110
30
95                                                           105
31
90                                                           99
32
85                                                           94
33
80                                                           88
34
75                                                           83
35
70                                                           77
36
65                                                           72
37
60                                                           66
38
55                                                           61
39
50                                                           55
40
45                                                           50
41
35                                                           39
42
25                                                           28
43
15                                                           17
44
5                                                             6
45 OR MORE
0                                                             0

LEVEL OF EDUCATION

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
POINTS WITH SPOUSE
POINTS WITHOUT SPOUSE
NO HIGH SCHOOL OR SECONDARY SCHOOL QUALIFICATION
0
0
HIGH SCHOOL OR SECONDARY SCHOOL QUALIFICATION
28
30
One-Year Degree, Certificate Or Diploma From A College, University, Technical, Trade, Or Other Institute For Learning
84
90
Two-Year Program At A College, University, Technical, Trade, Or Other Institute For Learning
91
98
Three Or More Years Program At A College, University, Technical, Trade, Or Other Institute For Learning Or A Bachelor’s Degree
112
120
Two Or More Certificate, Diplomas, Or Degree With A Minimum Of Three Or More Years Program
119
128
Master’s Degree Or Professional Degree Required To Practice In A Licensed Profession.
126
135
A Ph.D. Or A Doctoral Level University Degree
140
150

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

CANADIAN LANGUAGE BENCHMARK (CLB)
 POINTS WITH SPOUSE
 POINTS WITHOUT SPOUSE
Canadian Language Benchmark Less Than  4
0
0
Canadian Language Benchmark 4 or 5
6
6
Canadian Language Benchmark 6
8
9
Canadian Language Benchmark 7
16
17
Canadian Language Benchmark 8
22
23
Canadian Language Benchmark 9
29
31
Canadian Language Benchmark 10 or more
32
34

WORK EXPERIENCE IN CANADA

WORK EXPERIENCE IN CANADA
POINTS FOR SPOUSE
POINTS WITHOUT SPOUSE
Less than a year
0
0
1 year
35
40
2 years
46
53
3 years
56
64
4 years
63
72
5 years or more
70
80

The above tables should give you an idea of how the points are distributed, awarded to candidates who apply under the express entry system, and how they are calculated to get a final score.

You can calculate your score using this Free Online CRS Points Calculator.



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