CRS calculator points for the Express Entry program

CRS calculator points for the Express Entry program

CRS calculator points for the Express Entry program

Canada Express entry program is a process to attract the eligible skilled workers from around the world to Canada. The applicants need to receive the standard points then receive the invitation to apply for the Permanent Residency. The article explains different factors in the CRC calculator process and how to improve your chance in the Express Entry pool.

 

What is a CRS Calculator tool?

CRS Calculator is a tool introduced by the Canadian government that is known as Canada Express Entry Points Calculator. The tool evaluates Express Entry applicants. Applicants need to complete the profile on Canada Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship (IRCC) website.

The CRS Calculator gathers all the information on applicants and evaluates them by the points. Based on the earned points, the candidates receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

In case you wish to move permanently to Canada, you need to understand how the CRS works. You need to receive the highest score in each category to increase the possibility of getting selected.

 

What factors does the CRS Calculator evaluate?

The points for Express Entry applicants are as follows;

Factors Applying with spouse or law partner Applying without spouse or law partner
Age 100 110
Education 140 150
Language proficiency certificate 150 160
Work experience in Canada 70 80

 

How does the CRS Calculator work?

There is a free tool on the IRCC website that you can use to determine whether you are eligible for express entry or not. To use the CRS Calculator tool, you need to be eligible for one Canada express entry program. The programs are as follows;

  • Federal skilled worker program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Program

The free tool helps you to know if you are eligible for the express entry or not. It also reveals your score on each factor. You will know your weaknesses and can work to improve them. The process to complete the items on the tool gets explained.

First, you need to enter your marital status. There are different items that match your situation. Then it is your age to complete. You also need to insert your education option with the certificate you have. There is also an option whether you have completed a Canadian course or not. Remember that there are conditions to answer this one “yes”. For instance, English or French languages mustn’t have been more than half of the course.

Language proficiency test result is the next option that mustn’t be more than two years old. The accepted languages are English and French. CELPIP and IELTS are the approved language tests for English, and TEF and TCF are the tests for French. Whatever test you took, you need to put the score for each skill;

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading

The point about language proficiency is that you can increase your score with a second language. If you have studied English, you can increase your change and score by studying French and vice versa.

Work experience is the next factor. How many years of work experience have you had in the last ten years in Canada? Bear in mind that It must be full-time and paid. Part-time work experience is also acceptable but must be equal to the accepted full-time period. Having foreign skilled work experience is an item that increases your score if you have had any.

One of the other factors that give you points in the CRS calculator is having a certificate of qualification from a Canadian;

  • province,
  • territory
  • or federal body

In case you have a job offer from a Canadian employer, include the details, and it boosts your profile. Bear in mind that the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) must support the job if it falls in the category.

Canadian provinces or territories can grant nomination certificates. If you have one, include it in the next item of the tool.

Last but certainly not least is a relative in Canada. Do you have a brother or sister living in Canada? If your spouse accompanies you, does he/she have one? If yes and the standards must fill this part as well. Finally, the tool will tell your score, and you know the possibility of getting accepted into the Express Entry program

 

CRS calculator points per factor for Express Entry candidates

The maximum points for CRS calculator for Express Entry applicants are as follows;

Age

Points With spouse/partner Without spouse/partner
17 years old /younger 0 0
18 years old 90 99
19 years old 95 105
20-29 years old 100 110
30 years old 95 105
31 years old 90 99
32 years old 85 94
33 years old 80 88
34 years old 75 83
35 years old 70 77
36 years old 65 72
37 years old 60 66
38 years old 55 61
39 years old 50 55
40 years old 45 50
41 years old 35 39
42 years old 25 28
43 years old 15 17
44 years old 5 6
45 years old 0 0

 

Education

Education With spouse/partner Without spouse/partner
Less than secondary school 0 0
Secondary diploma 28 30
A one year certificate from a school, college, or school 84 90
َA 2 year program in a college, institute, or school 91 98
BA, or a 3 year program in a college, institute, etc. 112 120
2 or more certificates. The duration of one must be 3 years or more. 119 128
MA 126 135
Ph.D. 140 150

 

Language proficiency score CLB benchmark

CLB (Canadaina Language Benchmark) With spouse or partner Without spouse or law partner
Less than CLB4 0 0
CLB 4-5 6 6
CLB 6 8 9
CLB 7 16 17
CLB 8 22 23
CLB 9 29 31
CLB 10 or more 32 34

 

Second official language proficiency

Maximum point for each skill

  • 6 points applying with a spouse or law partner
  • 6 points applying without a spouse or law partner

 

The details of each skill;

CLB (Canadaina Language Benchmark) With a spouse or law partner Without spouse or law partner
CLB 4 or less 0 0
CLB 5-6 1 1
CLB 7-8 3 3
CLB 9 or more 6 6

 

Work experience in Canada

Less than a year or no experience 0 0
1 year 35 40
2 year 46 53
3 years 56 64
4 years 63 72
5 years or more 70 80

 

Factors related to a spouse or law partner

Factors Points
Education 10
language proficiency 20
Work experience in Canada 10

 

Spouse or partner’s education points

Less than high school 0
High school graduation 2
A 1 year program at a college, university, school or any other institution 6
A 2 year program at a college, university, school or any other institution 7
A BA degree or a 3 year program at a college, university, school or any other institution 8
2 or more degrees, diplomas, or certificates. 9
MA or Professional Degree in pharmacy, chiropractic medicine, law, optometry, dentistry, veterinary medicine. 10
PhD 10

 

Spouse or law partner language proficiency

CLB 4 or less 0
CLB 5-6 1
CLB 7-8 3
CLB 9 or more 5

 

Spouse work experience in Canada

Now work experience or less than a year 0
1 year 5
2 years 7
3 years 8
4 years 9
5 years or more 10

 

Skill transferability factors

Good language proficiency and a post-secondary degree

Language proficiency & a post-secondary degree CLB 7 or more on first language proficiency skills with one or more under CLB 9 CLB 9 on every four language proficiency skills
Secondary school or less 0 0
Post-secondary program for 1 year or longer 13 25
2 or more post-secondary program 25 50
university-level credential at the master’s level for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A 25 50
A PhD university-level 25 50

 

Canadain experience and a post-second degree

Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree Education and 1 year of work experience in Canada Education, 2 years or more of work experience in Canada
Secondary school 0 0
Post-secondary program for 1 year or longer 13 25
2 or more post-secondary program 25 50
A university degree at a master’s level for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required 25 50
A PhD university-level credentia 25 50

 

Foreign work experience – With good official language proficiency

Years of experience foreign work experience + CLB 7 foreign work experience + CLB 9
No foreign work experience 0 0
1-2 years of foreign work experience 13 25
3 years or more of foreing work experience 25 50

 

With Canadian work experience + Foreign work experience

Years of experience Foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience Foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
No foreign work experience 0 0
1-2 years of foreign work experience 13 25
2 or more years of foreign work experience 25 50

 

Additional points in the CRS calculator

Brother or sister living in Canada as permanent resident or citizen 15
NCLC 7 score or higher on all four French language skills & CLB 4 score or lower in English 25
NCLC 7 score or higher on all four French language skills & scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills 50
Post-secondary education in Canada (credential of one or two years) 15
Post-secondary education in Canada (credential three years or longer) 30
Arranged employment  (NOC 00) 200
Arranged employment  (any other NOC 0, A or B) 50
Provincial or territorial nomination 600

 

Let’s sum up…

To apply for the Canada Express Entry program, you need to be eligible and reach the least required score. The CRS calculator is the benchmark whether an applicant is eligible or not. The point is that you can increase your chance to receive an invitation by working on your profile. For instance, you can work in a foreign country, take another language test, learn a second language, etc.

You need to know each and every one of the CRS calculator points to improve your chance to get chosen. The article explained all the details and the free tool on IRCC  you could use.

In case you need to know about other types of Canada visas, go through the left sidebar. You could also find out about other countries’ visas by going through the menu of the website.

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