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What is Express Entry Program?

Canadian Immigration offers around 60 programs or methods to those candidates who wish to immigrate to Canada. From these various methods, Express Entry is one of the most popular programs that are used by candidates to apply for migration. Federal Express Entry is a new and transparent program is electronic and point based and is used to find such candidates who deserve and have the potential to provide input to the Canadian economy.


What is Express Entry Points System?

To apply for Express entry, a candidate scores points which make them eligible for the invitation to apply for a permanent resident visa. The candidate scores points on the basis of their Age, education, skills, work experience, employment potential, language proficiencies etc. The highest scoring candidates are given a priority while receiving an invitation to apply for a Canadian PR from the Express Entry pool. The key reason to this point-score system is to select the most deserving candidate through a transparent system.


How does this Point system or Canada CRS system work?

Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) is a unique tool used by Citizenship & Immigration Canada to calculate the points scored by the applicants on the basis of credentials such as Age, Educational qualifications, language proficiency, adaptability, work experience and skills etc. CIC uses this tool to find the most suitable candidates who can live and contribute to the Canadian economy.

The candidates enter a pool of Express Entry and are ranked according to their scores. The highest scoring candidates are given priority and are given an invitation for Canada Permanent resident status.

"As on June 6, 2017 the CIC has introduced new changes through which a candidate may get the additional points. Now, a candidate can get the additional points if:"

  • He/she has sibling(s) in Canada (15 points)
  • If you prove French ability (15 or 30 points)
  • You have a job offer from Canadian employer (200 points)
I want to calculate my CRS score


The Comprehensive Ranking System ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry under the following components:

  • Core human capital factors(Maximum Points 460)
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors (Maximum Points 40)
  • With a valid job offer (Maximum 200 points)
  • Additional points relating to Provincial Nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment (Maximum Points 600)

Note: CIC has not fixed any minimum score for Express Entry through CRS, only high scored candidates in a draw will be selected for Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Total number of points available in Express Entry CRS is 1200.

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Condition 1

If you do not have a spouse or common-law partner check your points below
Components Points
1. Education and experience factors 500
2. Spouse or common-law partner factors N/A
Subtotal (Component 1 + Component 2) 500
3. Transferability factors 100
4. Additional points (job offer or PT nomination) 600
Grand total 1,200

Condition 2

If you have a spouse or common-law partner…
Components Points
1. Education and experience factors 460
2. Spouse or common-law partner factors 40
Subtotal (Component 1 + Component 2) 500
3. Transferability factors 100
4. Additional points (job offer or PT nomination) 600
Grand total 1,200

Below are the factors section by section and their respective score according to latest CRS system. Check whether you can qualify or not!

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
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PNP Nomination 600
French language ability Max 30 points
Sibling in Canada Max 15 points

Grand Total of all sections of Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) = 1200

Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) declared the 21th Express entry draw on 8th November for the year 2017 which welcomes 2,000 candidates for the CRS points score of 458. Candidates scoring 458 CRS or higher than that will receive their ITA or nomination certificate and will be eligible to file their application for a Canada permanent resident card to IRCC (Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada).

Candidates with insufficient score can wait for the next draw or find better options such as getting a better CRS by improving their credentials or simply applying through Provincial Nominee Program i.e. PNP. PNP offers a boost in your CRS and is a faster process making it easier to obtain a Canada PR card.

For the finest assistance in applying through the most suitable PNP pathways, it highly advisable to consult a Visa expert ready to help you throughout the process. Check your eligibility today and find out which program is the best for you and how to go forward with that.


  Points Required for Canada PR through Express Entry

Express Entry program evaluates the candidates’ applications according to their credentials such as Age, education, work experience, skills, language ability (English and/or French), and adaptability to overseas etc.

These factors are calculated under the Comprehensive ranking System Score grid which is declared by CIC / IRCC in an Express Entry Cut-off. The current express entry cuts off welcomes 2,750 applicants with the CRS score of 452 or more. The applicants who find their applications under rejection with insufficient CRS are best advised to apply their profile under PNP which boosts your CRS score and increases the chances to get nominated for ITA (Invitation to Apply).

Check your eligibility today (fill the Free Assessment Form). Calculate your points to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa under Express Entry.

Don’t know how to calculate the Express Entry CRS score? Get the help of a Canadian Immigration. Send your query on info@aptechvisa.com, delhi@aptechvisa.com or you may call on +91-8447281370, +91-8447153819.

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