How many points are required for Canada PR in 2022?

How many points are required for Canada PR 2022 (1)

Canada follows a points-based system to award points to immigrants. Only candidates who score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 in the eligibility criteria mentioned above can qualify for one of the immigration programs leading to permanent residence (PR). Before awarding a PR visa, it takes into consideration various aspects like age, educational qualifications, work experience, and language proficiency (English or French).
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Maximum points are awarded to those aged 18 to 35. Points decrease as the age of the applicants moves up beyond 35, getting them lesser points, and people above the age of 45 are not eligible to qualify.

Educational qualifications

The educational qualifications of an applicant must be equivalent to the higher secondary education of Canada.

Work experience 

Those who have full-time work experience of one year and above score more points. Those with more years of work experience gain more points.

Language proficiency

An applicant should get a minimum of six bands in IELTS or equivalent exam. French speakers are awarded additional points.


If the spouse/partner of an applicant wants to migrate to Canada, the applicant is issued ten additional points for adaptability.

Job offer

An applicant with a job offer in hand from an employer in Canada is entitled to up to 10 points. Moreover, the occupation of the applicant must be listed as Skill Level A or B or Skill Type 0 in the country’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

The maximum points an aspiring migrant can obtain under the points system as per the eligibility is as follows.

For language proficiency, a maximum of 28 points are awarded, work experience entitles them up to 15 points, educational qualifications can get them up to a maximum of 25 points, age factor gives up to 12 points, adaptability a maximum of 10 points, and employment a maximum of 10 points.

Suppose a candidate is unable to score 67 points. In that case, that individual must put in efforts to enhance it by improving language proficiency, obtaining a higher educational qualification, or striving to get a job offer from a Canada-based employer.

Express Entry system

Only candidates with work experience in any skilled occupation are qualified to apply for Canada’s PR visa through the Express Entry program.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a points-based system where candidates are awarded points based on certain aspects.

Every aspiring migrant under the Express Entry system is issued a CRS score out of a total of 1200 points. The CRS scores vary from one draw to another. Applicants who get points required under the CRS will get invitations to apply (ITAs), making them eligible to obtain PR visas.

CRS score

Four important aspects are taken into consideration for the CRS score. Each of the applicants will gain a score based on these aspects.

The score factors of the CRS include human capital aspects, spouse/partner aspects, skill transferability, and other additional aspects.

The CRS ceiling score will be higher if the mean of the ceiling scores is higher in a particular pool. Applicants have to ensure that they obtain the highest possible CRS score to stand

chances of getting a PR visa.


Because Canada is sparsely populated, has an aging labor force, and a decreasing birth rate, it strives to make jobs as accessible as possible for immigrants and later awards them PR status. Canada’s economic growth rate was affected due to the pandemic. It is, therefore, trying to welcome more immigrants through various pathways to revive its economy to the levels existing before the pandemic.

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