Let us find out the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) for Express Entry program in detail here for the benefit of our budding immigrants to Canada.
First of all, let us know what a CRS is. Well, it is a points system used for ranking immigration applicants. This points system is based on merit and it gives scoring to every candidate or applicant in the pool of Express Entry. The score given to every individual applicant is known as the CRS score.
As we already know quite well that under Express Entry, there are three programs available for coming to Canada. These are Federal Skilled Trades, Federal Skilled Worker, and Canadian Experience Class.
Talking about the CRS, we need to mention that a CRS score is given to an individual submitting his or her profile under the Express Entry pool. This score is given out of the total 1200 points.
Now, we are going to explain in detail the number of points under the CRS to be received for every factor—
If your partner or spouse is not going to accompany you to Canada, or if your spouse or partner is a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident, then you shall get points under the CRS just like you do not have any partner or a spouse.
Maximum number of points for each factor for candidates under Express Entry—
Factors Maximum points
- Core or Human Capital 500(without spouse)
- Spouse/Common Law 40
- Skill Transferability 100
- Additional points 600
Total Maximum Points 1200
- Core or Human Capital Factors–
With spouse/common-law partner Without spouse/common law partner
Age 100 110
Education level 140 150
Official Language 150 160
Experience 70 80
Maximum points 460 500
B. Spouse/Common-law partner factors—
Education level 10
Proficiency official language 20
Canada Work Experience 10
Maximum points 40
C. Skill Transferability Factors
Official language proficiency &
Degree in post-secondary education 50
Canada work experience and post-secondary
Maximum points 50
Foreign Work Experience
Good official language proficiency
&foreign work experience 50
With Canada work experience & foreign
Work experience 50
Maximum points 50
Certificate of qualification (for those in trade occupations)
With strong official language proficiency &
a certificate of qualification 50
Maximum points 100
D. Additional Points (Max points 600)
Brother/sister living in Canada (permanent
resident or citizen) 15
French language skills 30
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged Employment 200
PN Nomination 600
Maximum points 600
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