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Canada Express Entry Points Calculator


Canada’s Express Entry Points Calculator let you know the exact immigration chances. On the basis of overall points and regular CIC draws, the highest ranking applicant is invited to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa.

This is a unique tool that calculates your points on the basis of age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability and other skills.

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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 crs score 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.

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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. This tool has been given a name of Canada Point Calculator.

The candidates enter a pool of Express Entry and are ranked according to their CRS score. 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)
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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 & it can be checked with the help of CRS calculator .

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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.

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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 Transfer-ability 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 latest express entry draw on 24th July for the year 2019 which welcomes 3,600 candidates for the CRS points score of 459. Candidates scoring 459 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 3,600 applicants with the CRS score of 459 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 +91-7503832132, +91-8447281370, +91-8447153819, +91-8447153835, +91-7303531490, +91-7303531491, +91-7303531492, +91-7303531493,

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Related: How to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa from India?


Frequently Asked Questions


  •   What is a step by step procedure for Canada express entry? +

    Canada's Express Entry is a simple and step-by-step procedure that involves:

    1. Taking Language Assessment Test (IELTS or CELPIP) and scoring desirable CLB 7 to become eligible for Express Entry.
    2. Side by side gets your Education Credential Assessment done through the most relevant assessing body related to your educational qualification.
    3. After getting a positive outcome for both the test results, create an express entry profile and mention key credentials like age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability, and adaptability factors. So, make sure you mention all the correct information in the express entry profile.
    4. A minimum of 67 points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment grid is required for the above-mentioned factors to become eligible to apply for the next stage.
    5. After scoring desirable score, wait for the draw to reach your score and receive ITA afterward. The regular draws are conducted by CIC inviting the highest CRS ranking applicant to apply for Canada PR.
    6. After getting ITA, you get 60 days time period to submit all the relevant documents
    7. Submission of documents and immigration fee
    8. Wait for the PPR (Passport Request for stamping)
    9. Submit Passport and get confirmation of PR
    10. Receive PR card
    11. Fly to Canada as a permanent resident
  •   How many points are required to file the Canada PR application through Express Entry? +

    All skilled applicants who are planning to permanently settle in Canada through Express Entry must have a good profile as Express Entry program is a point-based immigration system allowing foreign skilled workers to settle in the country and contribute towards the growing economy. It is a two-stage process where the first stage is the Federal Skilled Worker Program that requires at least 67 points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment Grid. In the second stage, your points are required to obtain ITA from IRCC. The points are calculated out of 1200. The highest ranking applicant is invited to apply to Canada PR.

  •   What is the minimum IELTS test score required to qualify for Canada express entry? +

    IELTS language test is the mandatory factor and the immigration department wants the applicant to pass the minimum benchmark of IELTS as the government wants to make sure that your language ability is up to the standard level and you are able to express yourself in Canada.

    As per Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the applicant needs to obtain a minimum CLB 7(Canadian Language Benchmark) in the English language proficiency test. The CLB 7 is achieved by securing IELTS 6 bands in each module of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Well, the higher are your language score the better you will get language factor points.

  •   Which is the best way to enter Canada, through express entry or PNP? +

    Choosing the best way to enter Canada is solely dependent on the applicant’s personal choice and visa eligibility chances in which you are willing to apply. In order to decide the better way for you to apply for Canada PR, we need to know your eligibility chances first.

    It is suggested to contact the experienced Aptech Global visa experts who can guide you in a step by step manner for deciding the best way to enter Canada. Well, both Express Entry and PNP are good immigration pathways to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa. Under Express Entry, you get direct ITA from the Canadian Government and through PNPs a particular province in which you are eligible gives you the provincial nomination.

    Contact the visa experts of Aptech Global to decide your ultimate immigration pathway for Canada PR

  •   Do I need the help of consultant to apply for Canadian PR Express Entry in 2019? +

    It totally depends on individual choice whether to hire a consultant or not for immigration. If you are confident enough of self-arranging all the relevant documentation, are aware of the Canada PR process then in such a case you may apply on your own for Canada PR Express Entry.

    However, hiring a visa and immigration consultant to make things easy and simple for you because they know the complete and accurate Canada PR process along with minute details and documentation required to submit with the visa application. There are many migrants who have lost their Canada PR chances due to incorrect or incomplete submission of documents, applying under wrong visa category or inefficiency to provide settlement fund proofs etc.

    Thus, it is suggested to hire a good and reputed consultant who can help you with applying for Canada PR programs in a proper and systematic manner.

  •   How long does it take to get Canada PR through the express entry process? +

    The Express Entry process is the most popular visa and immigration pathway for the Canadian Permanent Residence. It has the fastest PR processing time. The general PR processing time for Express Entry is merely 6 months provided you have CRS score depending upon the current requirement of the Canadian government. The draw is generally conducted twice a month where the highest ranking applicant is invited to apply.

    A lot of factors are responsible to constitute the overall Canada PR processing time for Express Entry.

  •   What is the next step after receiving ITA from Canada through express entry? +

    Half of the battle is solved when you have received ITA for Express Entry and now you have to go through different document checks and verifications. You will get 60 days to submit your visa application along with supporting documents.

    It is advised to fill and submit your application well-in-advance as last-minute hurries may lead to non-good visa experience and if you submit applications on the last minute there are chances of facing server error due to extreme load on the last date of submission.

    Get to know the documentation part by connecting with our visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global.


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