Calculating Points for Canada Immigration using CRS Calculator

Canada Immigration - CRS Points Calculator

Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has ended it’s years old norm of “first come-first serve” with the introduction of point based online electronic system “Express Entry” that was introduced in 2015. The system quickly gained popularity among those applicants who were trying hard to become Canadian Permanent Resident. Once the applicant is found eligible for any of the Federal Economic Program he/she is quickly placed in the Express Entry Pool to be assessed according to CRS Calculator. 

What is CRS Calculator?
CRS calculator or Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) plays an important role in determining the destiny of applicants. It is a transparent electronic tool, IRCC use it to assess various parameters of applicants such as age, language skills, prior job offer, adaptability, experience, and qualification and give them points out of 1200.

Applicants who have done and scored high points will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to claim the much awaited country’s PR visa.

Those applicants who are keen to immigrate to the Maple Leaf Country should know that the CRS Calculator is an important part of Express Entry system and plays a vital role in determining the fate of your Express Entry application.

Major point’s distribution is as follow:

With spouse or common law partner

Factors

Points

Core Human Capital

460

Language Proficiency

30

Skill Transferability

40

Canadian Study Experience

30

Siblings in Canada

15

Provincial Nomination

600

Prior job offer

200

 

Without spouse or common law partner

Factors

Points

Core Human Capital

500

Language Proficiency

30

Skill Transferability

100

Canadian Study Experience

30

Siblings in Canada

15

Provincial Nomination

600

Prior job offer

200

 

Core Human Capital

Factor

Pints with spouse or common law partner

Points without spouse or common law partner

Age

100

110

Qualification

140

150

Language Proficiency

150

160

Canada work experience

70

80

 

Spouse or common law partner

Factors

Points

Qualification

10

Language Proficiency

20

Canada work experience

10

 

Skills transferability

Qualification

Points

good/strong official language and a post-secondary degree

50

Canadian experience and a post-secondary degree

50

 

Foreign work experience

Factors

Points

good/strong official language proficiency and foreign work experience

50

Canadian experience and foreign work experience

50

 

Certificate of Qualification (for people in trade occupation)

Points

With good/strong official language proficiency and a certificate of qualification

50

 

Additional Factors

Factors

Points

Prior job offer from a Canadian employer

200

Language proficiency in French

30

Siblings already living in Canada

15

Provincial Nomination

600

Post-secondary education in Canada

30

 

If you score well on the CRS Calculator than you are likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

How to improve your CRS score?
It’s easy if you meet the eligibility requirement and a Canadian state or province nominates you, you will state away earn 600 points. IRCC give additional points to those who have applied with spouse or common law partner.

Getting a prior job from a Canadian employer is not a necessary condition but if you have to get one you are definitely the chosen one. Language proficiency especially in French is an added advantage.

 

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