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Migrate to Canada through Express Entry and Calculate Your CRS Points

What is Express Entry, first off?

Express Entry is a computerized method for handling applications from skilled professionals seeking to immigrate to Canada permanently.

The federal government decides if a candidate is qualified for a program run by Express Entry after the candidate uploads an online profile outlining their interest. The Express Entry pool accepts qualified applicants, who are then ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The government uses the CRS, a points-based system, to evaluate and rank applicants in the Express Entry pool. The CRS score is determined by a candidate's age, education, employment history, language proficiency, and other characteristics.

The highest-scoring applicants from the Express Entry pool are chosen by the Canadian government every two weeks and given an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.

What effect would COVID-19 have on Express Entry?

The Canadian government has reinstated Express Entry and is now allowing applicants from all programs to submit applications for permanent residency. Most Express Entry immigration petitions will be processed in Canada within six months.

Canada is unwavering in its support of immigration. High levels of competent people are required in Canada in order to have a prosperous economy and society.

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Over 430,000 additional immigrants are expected to enter Canada each year over the next three years, according to the Immigration Levels Plan. Express Entry will be the primary method used by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to administer these immigrants' applications because the majority of them will be skilled workers.

IRCC plans to accept more than 110,000 Express Entry immigrants annually by 2024.

An instrument for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS): skilled immigrants (Express Entry).

The Comprehensive Ranking System is used to compare immigration prospects in the Express Entry pool (CRS). An Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence is given to the top applicants.

What is the CRS score (Comprehensive Ranking System)?

The Canadian government created a merit-based points system that gives each applicant in the Express Entry pool a score in order to rank immigration hopefuls. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) used for assigning points is known, and the score given to each applicant is known as the CRS score. Managed by Express Entry are three programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class

What does a PR visa for Canada mean?

A five-year visa with multiple entries, the Canada Permanent Residence, gives qualified international workers the chance to live and work in Canada. Following five years, you can broaden or recharge your visa!

You can apply to become a Canadian citizen after three years of residence and employment with the Canadian PR card!

Also read:

💡 Canada to end all COVID-19 travel restrictions from 1st October

💡 Express Entry rules will change starting in 2023 in Canada

What constitutes the Canadian Immigration Eligibility Requirements?

Check these criteria for eligibility in order to determine if you are eligible to apply for Canada PR.

You must have a minimum score of 67 points out of 100 to be qualified to apply for permanent residency in Canada through the Express Entry system.

You will be judged based on the following things when you apply for permanent residence in Canada:

Express Entry eligibility for Canada | 67 points across 6 factors

Factor

Maximum Points Available

Language skills - in English & French

28

Education

25

Work experience

15

Age

12

Arranged employment (job offer in Canada)

10

Adaptability

10

TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE

100

  •  Age

There is no set maximum age. Different schemes, however, can favour younger candidates by awarding them more points.

  • Language proficiency in English

To demonstrate their ability to adapt and work in Canada, candidates must take the IELTS exam. IELTS CLB 7 is the required score for permanent residency obligations. An IELTS score of CLB 9 or higher can simultaneously strengthen your profile and increase your chances of being approved for a work permit.

  • Education

According to the requirements for immigration to Canada, a candidate must demonstrate senior-secondary-level education. The candidates that have more education than senior secondary will receive more points and have an advantage over the competition.

  • Work Experience

For consideration, a candidate must have a minimum of one year of experience working 30 hours per week. The likelihood of being approved increases with greater work experience.

  • Adaptability

The candidate gains ground by demonstrating an aptitude for adaptation in the land of maples. The candidate can receive bonus points for permanent residence if their spouse or a blood relative lives in Canada.

How to Calculate Your Points for a Canada Permanent Resident Visa

A candidate is graded using the CRS system's four main components for a total of 1,200 points. As follows:

  • Core factors involving human capital

Age, education, job history in Canada, and language abilities are among the core human capital variables.

Factors

With Spouse/ common-law partner

Without a Spouse/ common-law partner

Age

110

100

Education level

 

150

140

Official Languages proficiency (IELTS)                

160

150

Canadian working experience            

80

70

Spouse - Level of education                          

10

 

Spouse - Official language proficiency           

20

 

Spouse Required IELTS Score (General)           

10

 

Total

540

460                                               

  • Spouse or Common Law Partner

This category takes into account the candidate's spouse or common-law partner's age, education, language skills, and work experience.

Factors

With Spouse/ common-law partner

Without a Spouse/ common-law partner

Age

110

100

Education level Official

150

140

languages proficiency (IELTS)

160

150

Canadian working experience

80

70

Spouse - Level of education

10

 

 

Spouse - Official language proficiency

             

20

 

 

Spouse Required IELTS Score (General)      10      

 

 

Total   540

460

  • Transferable skills

The candidate receives points in the skills transferability section based on their schooling, international job experience, and certificate of competence for trade occupations.

Factors

Max. Canada PR Points per factor

Education and Language Ability

 

CLB 7 - CLB 9 50 13

OR

Education and Canadian

 

50

Work Experience   

 

Language Ability and (Foreign work experience) Non-Canadian Work Experience

OR

Canadian work experience and foreign work experience (Non- Canadian Work Experience)

 

Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability

 

50

         

 

  • Add on Points

A candidate who has received a provincial nomination receives 600 extra points in the final category of extra points. You may be awarded extra points if you have other factors, such as legitimate work offers and post-secondary degrees from Canada.

Factor

Maximum Canada PR Points per factor

Residing in Canada, a sibling who is a Canadian national or permanent residence

15

Canada's post-secondary education leads to a certificate after one or two years.

15

Canada's post-secondary education: three-year or longer degree

30

Arranged employment - NOC 00

200

Arranged employment – any other NOC 0, A or B

50

Provincial Nomination

600

Maximum points to be claimed

600

What steps are included in the Canada PR application process?

Within the allotted period, the applicant must carefully finish the process. Here is how it works:

Step 1:  Educational Credentials Assessment 

To demonstrate that their overseas education is on par with the level in Canada, a candidate must obtain an Educational Credential Assessment or ECA.

Step 2: Language Proficiency Report

With the IELTS score, the applicant needs a report on their language proficiency. This reveals whether or not the applicant's English proficiency is on par with the Canadian Government Benchmark Level (CLB) 7.

Step3: Application for Express Entry

Once the applicant possesses both documents, they can set up an online profile for the Express Entry System.

Step 4: CRS Score

Following completion of the application form, the applicant is given a score that serves as a threshold for evaluating applications. If you have the necessary CRS score, you can apply for a permanent residency visa in Canada.

Step 5: Express Entry Draw

The applicant then has to wait until the Express Entry Pool Draw, which happens on a regular basis. Candidates who are ranked higher than a particular threshold are invited to PR.

Click here to find out about the latest Express Entry Draw

Step 6: Request for Applications (ITA)

An invitation to apply will be sent to you if your rating is higher (ITA). You have 60 days from the time you receive it to apply for PR.

Step 7: Final PR Application

You can submit the completed PR application together with the necessary paperwork. Most of these applications will be processed within six months, according to the authorities. You will receive your PR authorization once you are accepted.

Also read:

💡 How to Create a Canadian Express Entry Profile?

💡 Program for Federally Skilled Workers

💡 How Does Age Affect My Canada Immigration Application for Express Entry?