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Minimum Points Required for Canada Permanent Resident Visa  Canada PR Points 2021

Canada Immigration is a point-based system. To get an ITA to apply for a Canada PR Visa through the express entry program, you must clear the latest CRS  Comprehensive Ranking System score cut-off. CRS score or Express entry points are used to rank your profile in the express entry pool. CRS points are awarded based on factors like age, level of education, language proficiency, work experience, etc.

To be able to apply for a Canada PR Visa through the Express Entry program, you must be able to clear the 67 points eligibility system. In this system, you will be awarded points out of a total of 100 points based on your credentials like age, educational qualifications, adaptability, etc. If you get a minimum of 67 points, you can then create your profile in the express entry program.

You can check eligibility for Canada PR Visa through the following tables that will help you to evaluate yourself for Canada immigration through the Express entry program. To qualify to apply for a Canada PR Visa, you have to score at least 67 points out of 100 based on the following points system.

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Language Ability  Maximum 28 points

Maximum 24 points are awarded for the first official language and further 4 points on the second official language. Additional 5 points are also awarded if the spouse or common-law partner also proved their language proficiency. IELTS is for the candidates who have to prove their language proficiency in the English language and TEF is for the French language.

First Official Language

CLB LevelSpeakingListeningReadingWritingPoints per ability
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 4
8 6.5 7.5 6.5 6.5 5
9 7.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 6


Second Official Language

CLB LevelSpeakingListeningReadingWritingPoints
4 4.0 4.5 3.5 4.0 5


Educational Qualification Maximum 25 points

Level of educationPoints
Doctoral level 25
Masters level or professional degree 23
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which was for three years or longer in duration 22
Three years or longer post-secondary credential 21
Two-year post-secondary credential 19
One year post-secondary credential 15
Secondary school 5

Work Experience  Maximum 15 points

Work experience (in years)Points
1 9
2-3 11
4-5 13
6 or more 15


Arranged Employment  Maximum 10 points

You can get a maximum of 10 points under this category if you are able to meet any one of the following conditions:

  • Currently working in Canada on a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) based work permit in a skilled occupation.
  • Currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement.

Holds a valid Canadian work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada.


Adaptability  Maximum 10 points

Adaptability factorsPoints
Previous work in Canada in a skilled occupation (one year or more) 10
A previous study in Canada 5
Arranged employment in Canada 5
Relatives in Canada 5
Spouses/partners previous work in Canada 5
Spouses/partners previous study in Canada 5
Spouses/partners language ability (CLB 4 or higher) 5

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