How to calculate CRS score for Express Entry?

How to calculate CRS score for Express Entry?

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 15 May, 2023 | 04:06 PM]
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The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a point-based system that Canada uses to assess immigration applications in the Express Entry system.

Express Entry is currently the fastest and most popular pathway to apply for Canada PR. It is an online system used by the Canadian government to organize and process applications for skilled workers who wish to immigrate to Canada and acquire Canadian permanent residence status. The system manages three main federal economic programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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How does the CRS calculator work?

The CRS score calculator award points are based on certain factors including Core Human Capital Factors, Accompanying Partner Factors, Skills Transferability Factors, and Additional Factors such as Arranged Employment, Siblings in Canada, etc.

Here are these CRS components, broken down further.

Core Human-Capital Factors

For your core human capital score, you can get a maximum of 100 points if you are applying solo, and 110 if you are applying with a spouse. These factors include your age, education, language ability, and Canadian work experience.

  • Age
AgeWith an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 100Without an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 110
Under 180000
189090
1995105
20 - 29100110
3095105
319099
328594
338088
347583
357077
366572
376066
385561
395055
404550
413539
422528
431517
440506
45 or older0000

  • Education
Level of educationWith an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 140 for the principal applicant (PA), 10 for the spouseWithout an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 150
Less than secondary school credential0000
Secondary school credential28 for PA; 2 for spouse30
One-year post-secondary program84 for PA; 6 for spouse90
Two-year post-secondary program91 for PA; 7 for spouse98
Post-secondary program of 3 or more years112 for PA; 8 for spouse120
Two or more post-secondary programs, of which at least one was completed after a post-secondary program of three or more years119 for PA; 9 for spouse128
Master’s or entry-to-practice professional degree126 for PA; 10 for spouse135
Doctoral Degree (PhD)140 for PA; 10 for spouse150

  • First Language Ability
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)With an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 128 for the principal applicant; 20 for the spouseWithout an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 136
For each language ability32 for PA; 5 for spouse34
CLB 3 or lower0000
CLB 46 for PA; 0 for spouse06
CLB 56 for PA; 1 for spouse06
CLB 68 for PA; 1 for spouse09
CLB 716 for PA; 3 for spouse17
CLB 822 for PA; 3 for spouse23
CLB 929 for PA; 5 for spouse31
CLB 10 or higher32 for PA; 5 for spouse34

  • Second Language Ability
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)With an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 22Without an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 24
For each language ability0606
CLB 4 or lower0000
CLB 5 or 60101
CLB 7 or 80303
CLB 9 or higher0606

  • Canadian Work Experience
Number of yearsWith an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 70 for the principal applicant (PA); 10 for the spouseWithout an accompanying spouse maximum points available: 80
Less than 10000
1 year35 for PA; 5 for spouse40
2 years46 for PA; 7 for spouse53
3 years56 for PA; 8 for spouse64
4 years63 for PA; 9 for spouse72
5 years or more70 for PA; 10 for spouse80
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Skills Transferability Factors

A maximum of 100 points are available for a candidate’s skill transferability factors. There are five combinations of such skill transferability, with a maximum of 50 points awarded for each combination. Even if a candidate scores more than 100 points in total, only 100 points will be awarded under the CRS. Candidates with or without an accompanying spouse or common-law partner are awarded points for skill transferability in exactly the same way. There are no points available for the skill transferability of a candidate’s spouse or common-law partner.

  • Education and Canadian Work Experience
Education1 year of Canadian work experience2 or more years of Canadian work experience
No post-secondary education0000
Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary credentials, the first of which was 3 or more years in duration2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in 2550
the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550

  • Education and Language Ability
EducationCLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one CLB 8CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities
No post-secondary education0000
Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary credentials, the first of which was 3 or more years in duration2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required 2550
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550

  • Language Ability and Non-Canadian Work Experience
Non-Canadian Work ExperienceCLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one of these CLB 8CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities
No non-Canadian work experience0000
1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience1325
3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience2550

  • Canadian and Non-Canadian Work Experience
Experience1 year of Canadian work experience2 or more years of Canadian work experience
No non-Canadian work experience0000
1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience1325
3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience2550

  • Certificate or Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability
Certificate of qualificationCLB 5 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one CLB 5 or 6CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities
Certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a province2550
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Additional Factors

The maximum number of points for these additional factors for any one candidate is 600 points. So for example, if you get a provincial nomination plus have a sibling in Canada, you do not get 615 additional points.

  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination certificate
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination certificatePoints
For an enhanced nomination certificate from a Canadian province (except Quebec)600

  • Qualifying Offer of Arranged Employment
Qualifying offer of arranged employmentPoints
For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer if the offer is in an occupation contained in Major Group 00 Senior Management Occupations200
For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer if the offer is any other qualifying offer of arranged employment50

  • Canadian Study Experience
Canadian study experiencePoints
If the candidate has an eligible credential from a one-year or two-year post-secondary program in Canada15
If the candidate has either: an eligible credential from a post-secondary program of three years or more, or an eligible credential from a university-level30
program at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required, or an eligible credential from a university-level program at the doctoral level.

  • French Language Ability
French language abilityPoints
If the candidate proves adequate intermediate (equivalent to CLB 7) or better French ability, and English ability of CLB 4 or lower (or no English language test result25
If the candidate proves adequate intermediate (equivalent to CLB 7) or better French ability, and English ability of CLB 5 or better50

  • Sibling in Canada
Siblings in CanadaPoints
If the candidate, or the accompanying spouse/common-law partner, has a sibling in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age, related through blood, adoption, marriage, or common-law partnership.15

Minimum CRS score for Express Entry

There is no specific minimum score required to process an Express Entry application. The IRCC calculates the CRS score cut-off based on the type of draw, the number of candidates, and the labor market shortages at that time. The IRCC does not release minimum CRS details ahead of each round of invitations.

Understanding how the CRS is calculated can help you to make the most of the Express Entry system and improve your chances of getting an invitation to apply for Canada PR. The higher your CRS score, the more your chances of immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry system.

Good Luck!

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