Do you know how CRS scores in Canada Express Entry matter for immigration?

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Highlights of CRS score – Express Entry System

  • The Comprehensive Ranking System assigns ranks to immigration applicant profiles.
  • CRS is instrumental in deciding the eligibility of a candidate to apply for a Canada PR visa.
  • CRS is the decisive factor for an applicant in the Canada Express Entry process.

As popular Canada immigration is, so is the pressure on you as an aspirant to compete with other candidates and get into the highest CRS score range. Fortunately, Canada provides ways to enter the Canada Express Entry pool and add scores up that increase your chances of getting invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

In all this, the most important element is the CRS score. So, it’s important that you learn enough about CRS and find how much score you can earn with your current credentials.

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Can I control my CRS score for Canada immigration?

There are 2 types of scores that you can get under CRS: the core score and additional scores.

The core score is up to 600 points that can be obtained considering the following factors:

  • Skills and experience factors
  • Skills transferability, including education and work experience
  • Spouse/common-law partner and their language skills, education, etc.

The additional score is up to 600 points that can be obtained considering the following factors:

  • Canadian degrees, diplomas, or certificates
  • a nomination from a province or territory
  • a valid job offers
  • strong French language skills
  • a brother/sister living in Canada who’s a Canada PR/citizen

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What factors determine CRS score for Canada PR in 2022?

Your total CRS score is the addition of your core scores and additional score.

Here are some of the maximum points for the Canada Express Entry CRS system.

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Maximum points per factor for Express Entry candidates

A. Core/human capital factors
Factors Points per factor – With a common-law partner/spouse Points per factor – Without a common-law partner/spouse
Age 100 110
Level of education 140 150
Official languages proficiency 150 160
Canadian work experience 70 80
B. Common-law partner/Spouse factors
Factors Points per factor
(Max. 40 points)
Level of education 10
Official language proficiency 20
Canadian Work Experience 10

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C. Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points)
Education Points per factor (Max. 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree 50
Foreign work experience Points per factor (Max. 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (CLB level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50

Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)

Points per factor (Max. 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification

50

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D. Additional points (Max. 600 points)

Factor

Max. points per factor

Brother or sister living in Canada (Canada PR or citizen)

15
French language skills

50

Post-secondary education in Canada

30
Arranged employment

200

PN nomination

600

Official language proficiency – First official language

Maximum points for each ability (writing, reading, listening, and speaking):

  • 34 without a common-law partner/spouse
  • 32 with a common-law partner/spouse

CLB level per ability

With a common-law partner/spouse
(Max. 128 points)
Without a common-law partner/spouse
(Max. 136 points)
Less than CLB 4 0

0

CLB 4 or 5

6 6
CLB 6 8

9

CLB 7

16 17
CLB 8 22

23

CLB 9

29 31
CLB 10 or more 32

34

Official languages proficiency – Second official language

Max. points for each ability (writing, reading, listening, and speaking):

  • 6 without a common-law partner/spouse (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)
  • 6 with a common-law partner/spouse (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)

CLB level per ability

With a common-law partner/spouse (Max. 22 points) Without a common-law partner/spouse or
(Max. 24 points)
CLB 4 or less 0

0

CLB 5 or 6

1 1
CLB 7 or 8 3

3

CLB 9 or more

6 6
Canadian work experience With a common-law partner/spouse
 (Max. 70 points)

Without a common-law partner/ spouse
 (Max. 80 points)

None or 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

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