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CANADA IMMIGRATION EXPRESS ENTRY 2021

Canada Immigration Through Express Entry

CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY – 2021

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 2021?

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 2021 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

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria – Express Entry

Note If your spouse or partner is not coming with you to Canada, or they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you will earn points as if you don’t have a spouse or partner.

A. Core / human capital factors

Factors Points per factor – With a spouse or common-law partner Points per factor – Without a spouse or common-law partner
Age  100 110
Level of education  140 150
Official languages proficiency  150 160
Canadian work experience  70 80

B. Spouse or common-law partner factors

Factors Points per factor
(Maximum 40 points)
Level of education  10
Official language proficiency  20
Canadian Work Experience  10

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points (with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)

C. Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points)

Education Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree 50
Foreign work experience Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations) Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points

D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

Factor Maximum points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15
French language skills 50
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PN nomination 600

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points

CRS – A. Core / human capital factors

  • With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 460 points total for all factors.
  • Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 500 points total for all factors.
Age With a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 100 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 110 points)
17 years of age or less 0 0
18 years of age 90 99
19 years of age 95 105
20 to 29 years of age 100 110
30 years of age 95 105
31 years of age 90 99
32 years of age 85 94
33 years of age 80 88
34 years of age 75 83
35 years of age 70 77
36 years of age 65 72
37 years of age 60 66
38 years of age 55 61
39 years of age 50 55
40 years of age 45 50
41 years of age 35 39
42 years of age 25 28
43 years of age 15 17
44 years of age 5 6
45 years of age or more 0 0
Level of Education With a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 140 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 150 points)
Less than secondary school (high school) 0 0
Secondary diploma (high school graduation) 28 30
One-year degree, diploma or certificate from  a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute 84 90
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute 91 98
Bachelor’s degree OR  a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute 112 120
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years 119 128
Master’s degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree,” the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.) 126 135
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.) 140 150

Official languages proficiency – first official language

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 32 with a spouse or common-law partner
  • 34 without a spouse or common-law partner
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability With a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 128 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 136 points)
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

Official languages proficiency – second official language

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)
  • 6 without a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability With a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 22 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 24 points)
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 With a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 70 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 80 points)
None or less than a year 0 0
1 year 35 40
2 years 46 53
3 years 56 64
4 years 63 72
5 years or more 70 80

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital factors

  • With a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 460 points
  • Without a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 500 points

CRS – B. Spouse or common-law partner factors (if applicable)

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of education With spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 10 points)
Without spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)
Less than secondary school (high school) 0 n/a
Secondary school (high school graduation) 2 n/a
One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute 6 n/a
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical in school, or other institute 7 n/a
Bachelor’s degree OR  a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute 8 n/a
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years 9 n/a
Master’s degree, or professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree”, the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.) 10 n/a
Doctoral level university degree (PhD) 10 n/a

Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s official languages proficiency – first official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening ) Maximum 20 points for section
Maximum 5 points per ability
Without spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)
CLB 4 or less 0 n/a
CLB 5 or 6 1 n/a
CLB 7 or 8 3 n/a
CLB 9 or more 5 n/a

Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Spouse’s Canadian work experience Maximum 10 points Without spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)
None or less than a year 0 n/a
1 year 5 n/a
2 years 7 n/a
3 years 8 n/a
4 years 9 n/a
5 years or more 10 n/a

Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Subtotal : A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points

CRS – C. Skill transferability factors (Maximum 100 points for this section)

Education

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degree Points for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
(Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less 0 0
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer 13 25
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer 25 50
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 25 50
A university-level credential at the doctoral level 25 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree Points for education + 1 year of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less 0 0
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer 13 25
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer 25 50
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 25 50
A university-level credential at the doctoral level 25 50

Foreign work experience – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher)

Years of experience Points for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 9
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
(Maximum 50 points)
No foreign work experience 0 0
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience 13 25
3 years or more of foreign work experience 25 50

Foreign work experience – With Canadian work experience

Years of experience Points for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 50 points)
No foreign work experience 0 0
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience 13 25
3 years or more of foreign work experience 25 50
Certificate of qualification (trade occupations) – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 5 or higher) Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 5 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 7
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 7 or more on all four first official language abilities
(Maximum 50 points)
With a certificate of qualification 25 50

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors – Maximum 600 points

CRS – D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

Additional points Maximum 600 points
Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 15
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or didn’t take an English test) 25
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and 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

Subtotal: D. Additional points – Maximum 600 points

Grand total: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors + D. Additional points = Maximum 1,200 points 

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 2021.