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CANADA IMMIGRATION EXPRESS ENTRY 2020

Canada Immigration Through Express Entry

CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY – 2020

CRS POINTS SYSTEM – Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

You Need to Make Sure That Your CRS Score Is Above the Minimum Points Score of Your Round of Invitations

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a ranking system that gives rank to profiles in the Express Entry pool. The system gives points to candidates on the basis of information submitted by them while also considering other major factors. Following are the major factors on the basis of which points are given by CRS calculator:

  • Core Human Capital Factors
  • Spouse/Common-law partner Factors
  • Skill Transferability Factors
  • Additional Points

CRS has a total of 1200 points, in which a maximum of 600 points are given for the following factors:

  • Core Human Capital
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner
  • Skill Transferability Factors

While the remaining 600 points are given for additional factors, that include:

  • Provincial nomination Program (PNP)
  • Language proficiency in French
  • Arranged employment in Canada (LMIA Approved Jobs)

Maximum points you can get when moving without your spouse/common-law partner

Please see the table below to know the maximum points you can get for different factors when you move to Canada without your spouse or common-law partner:

Factor

Maximum Points

Core Human Capital

500

Skill Transferability

100

Provincial Nomination

600

Arranged Employment

200

Canadian Study Experience

30

For Sibling living in Canada

15

Language Proficiency

30

Maximum points you can get when moving with your spouse/common-law partner

Look at the table below to get an understanding of the maximum points you can get for various factors when you move to Canada with your spouse or common-law partner:

Factor

Maximum Points

Core Human Capital

460

Skill Transferability

40

Provincial Nomination

600

Arranged Employment

200

Canadian Study Experience

30

For Sibling living in Canada

15

Language Proficiency

30

How are the points calculated for Canada CRS score in express entry 2020?

You can look at the following tables to understand how points are given to candidates based on certain factors which we have discussed above. Using the information given about the various factors in these tables, candidates who want to immigrate to Canada in 2020 will be able to calculate their CRS score.

As discussed already CRS calculator awards points to candidates out of maximum 1200 for the following factors:

  • Core/human capital factors
  • Spouse/common-law partners factors
  • Skill transferability factors
  • Additional points factors

Core/Human Capital Factors

Factor

Points with spouse/common-law partner

Points without spouse/common-law partner

Age

100

110

Educational Level

140

150

Language Proficiency

150

160

Work Experience in Canada

70

80

Spouse/Common-law partner factors

Factor

Points

Educational Level

10

Language Proficiency

20

Work Experience in Canada

10

Skill transferability factors

Education

Points

With good/strong official language proficiency and a post-secondary degree

50

With Canadian experience and a post-secondary degree

50

Foreign Work Experience

Points

With good/strong official language proficiency and foreign work experience

50

With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience

50

Certification of Qualification (for people in trade occupations)

Points

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

50

Additional Points factors

Factor

Points

Post-secondary education in Canada

30

Arranged Employment

200

Provincial Nomination

600

French language proficiency

30

Siblings living in Canada

15

Grand total of these factors that is Core/human Capital factors + Spouse/common-law partners factors + Skill transferability factors + Additional points factors comes equals to 1200 points in Canada CRS calculator.

How are points awarded for the Core/ Human capital factors in the CRS calculator?

Age

Age (in years)

Points For with spouse/common-law partner

Points For without spouse/common-law partner

17 or less

0

0

18

90

99

19

95

105

20 to 29

100

110

30

95

105

31

90

99

32

85

94

33

80

88

34

75

83

35

70

77

36

65

72

37

60

66

38

55

61

39

50

55

40

45

50

41

35

39

42

25

28

43

15

17

44

5

6

45 or more

0

0

Level of Education

Educational qualification

Points awarded with spouse/common-law partner

Points awarded without spouse/common-law partner

Less than secondary school (high school)

0

0

Secondary Diploma (high school graduation)

28

30

One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute

84

90

Two-year program at a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute

91

98

Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute

112

120

Two or more certificates, diplomas or degree (with at least a program of 3 or more years)

119

128

Master’s degree OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession

126

135

Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D)

140

150

Language Proficiency

For first official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level

Points awarded with spouse/common-law partner

Points awarded without spouse/common-law partner

Less than CLB 4

0

0

CLB 4 or 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

For second official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level

Points awarded with spouse/common-law partner

Points awarded without spouse/common-law partner

CLB 4 or less

0

0

CLB 5 or 6

1

1

CLB 7 or 8

3

3

CLB 9 or more

6

6

Canadian Work Experience

Work Experience (in years)

Points awarded with spouse/common-law partner

Points awarded without spouse/common-law partner

Less than a year

0

0

1

35

40

2

46

53

3

56

64

4

63

72

5 year or more

70

80

 

 

How can you Improve your CRS Score?

Many applicants often fail to achieve the CRS cut-off score declared in Express Entry draws. For them, it is important to get a detailed understanding of various factors that directly impact their CRS score and identify the ways to improve it.

Let’s discuss a few factors which can help the candidates to improve their CRS score and receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian PR Visa:

  • Sibling in Canada

If a candidate has a sibling living in Canada as a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident, their CRS score will increase by 15 points.

  • Higher Education

Education is one of the high-contributing factors to your CRS score. The higher education you have, higher the points you get. For example, doctorate-level education helps you get the maximum CRS points for education, which is 140 points.

  • Proficiency in the French language

Candidates who have proficiency in French except for English, they get extra points for that. For this, they have to declare French as their Second Official Language and need to share the results of their French language proficiency test to get CRS points for it. An approved French language test needs to be taken for this purpose.

  • Retake language test/Improve Language Scores

CRS points are awarded to the candidates who have proven their language proficiency in either of the official languages of Canada – English or French. Candidates can always retake the relevant language test to improve their score, which can directly help them in improving their CRS score.

  • Gain more work experience

Under the Skill Transferability factor, extra points are given to candidates with greater work experience. Those applicants who have less than 3 years of work experience, can continue to work to gain more work experience to improve their CRS score.

  • Get a Provincial Nomination Certificate

This is one of the best ways to improve your CRS score. Those Express Entry applicants who are able to get a provincial nomination certificate, get extra 600 CRS points. This helps them to improve their chances of getting a Canada PR visa.

  • LMIA approved Job-offer

In case an applicant is able to get a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) approved job offer, it will help them to add 50 CRS points to their CRS score.

  • Spouse – Primary Applicant

In case, an applicant wants to immigrate with their spouse who has a higher CRS score, they can simply make their spouse the primary applicant which will improve their chances of getting a Canada PR visa.

CRS Score 2020

Following are the express entry draws held in year 2020 with their respective CRS score cut-offs:

Draw Number

Date

Number of ITAs issued

Minimum CRS Points Required

Draw 140

Mar 23, 2020

3,232

467

Draw 139

Mar 18, 2020

668

470

Draw 138

Mar 4, 2020

3,900

471

Draw 137

Feb 19, 2020

4,500

470

Draw 136

Feb 5, 2020

3,500

472

Draw 135

Jan 22, 2020

3,400

471

Draw 134

Jan 8, 2020

3,400

473

 

Frequently asked questions regarding CRS Score:

 

  • How many CRS points are required for Canada PR?

As per the latest Express Entry draw, you need a minimum of 470 CRS points to be eligible for Canada PR Visa. If you have the minimum required CRS score, you will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) that allows you to submit your application for Canada PR Visa to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You will have 60 days to do this from the date of being issued the ITA. In case you don’t have the minimum required CRS score, you can always try to improve it through the various ways shared in the article.

  • What is the 67 points calculator and how can I get 67 points?

A 67 points calculator is used to check an applicant’s eligibility for the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), which is one of the 3 programs under the Express Entry system.

Applicants are given points on the basis of various selection factors, which are:

Factor

Maximum Points

Work experience

15 points

Arranged employment

10 points

Age

12 points

Education

25 points

Language proficiency

28 points

Adaptability

10 points

You can try to score the maximum for each factor which will likely take you past the minimum requirement of 67 points. Once you score 67 points, you can apply for Canada PR under the FSWP.

  • I have a low IELTS score, how can I get Canada PR?

To be eligible for Canada PR, the minimum IELTS score for each band is 6. If you have a low IELTS score, either you can retake the IELTS test with better preparation or apply for PR under a Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). There are some PNPs such as Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) etc. that allow candidates with an IELTS score as low as 4.5 to apply for Canada PR Visa.

  • Is the IELTS score of 7 across bands good for Canada PR?

An IELTS score of 7 per band is a good score which can tremendously increase your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR Visa. In fact, having a score of 6 per band in IELTS makes you eligible to apply for Canada PR Visa via the Express Entry program. In this program, CRS points are given to candidates on the basis of their language proficiency. A high score in the IELTS test will get you higher CRS points.

  • How can I calculate my CRS score for Canada PR?

To know your CRS score, you can use our latest CRS calculator. This will help you check if you are able to meet the minimum CRS points requirement for Canada PR Visa. Only when you have the minimum required CRS score, you will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.

  • What are the chances of the CRS score coming down in the upcoming express draws?

There are factors that can impact the minimum CRS score requirement, the major ones being – the size of the Express Entry draw and the time interval between two consecutive draws. The minimum required CRS score comes down if the number of candidates in an Express Entry draw is high. On the other hand, it goes up when there is a longer gap between the Express Entry draws. To know more about the prediction of upcoming express draws CRS score cut-off, please click here.

  • How can I apply for Canada PR with a low CRS score?

Major immigration alternative to Express Entry program for Canada PR, are the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), with every province in Canada having its own PNP. Of these, there are a few PNPs that do not have the requirement of CRS score. These PNPs rather have their own requirements such as a job offer from an employer in the province, work experience in an in-demand occupation, etc. Candidates who fulfil these requirements can get a provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa with a low CRS score.

  • How can I apply for Canada Express Entry?
You can Email your updates Resume to our Email id Internationals771@gmail.com and we will get back to you how to start the process of Express entry 2020.