Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Calculator

The Canadian Skilled Worker Points System calculator, which calculates applicants' scores, has undergone changes. As a result, candidates must receive a minimum score of 67 points to be eligible for skilled worker immigration to Canada. You will be evaluated on a number of variables, such as your abilities, language ability, work experience, and others.

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The Government of Canada evaluates, assigns scores to, and ranks candidate profiles in the Federal Express Entry Pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System, a points-based system. Your score in the CRS Calculator will be based on the responses you enter in your Express Entry profile. Your eligibility for the status of a Permanent Resident in Canada under the Express Entry Program will be determined by your predicted CRS score. As a result, this tool establishes your eligibility for Canadian immigration.

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Calculator

Choose the best answer:

  1. If you’ve been invited to apply, enter your age on the date you were invited.
    If you plan to complete an Express Entry profile, enter your current age.

Enter the highest level of education for which you:

  1. earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate or
  2. had an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) if you did your study outside Canada. (ECAs must be from an approved agency, in the last five years)

Note: a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate must either have been earned at an accredited Canadian university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute in Canada. Distance learning counts for education points, but not for bonus points in your profile or application.

Note: to answer yes:

  1. English or French as a Second Language must not have made up more than half your study
  2. you must not have studied under an award that required you to return to your home country after graduation to apply your skills and knowledge
  3. you must have studied at a school within Canada (foreign campuses don’t count)
  4. you had to be enrolled full time for at least eight months, and have been physically present in Canada for at least eight months

5) Official languages: Canada's official languages are English and French.

You need to submit language test results that are less than two years old for all programs under Express Entry, even if English or French is your first language.

Enter your test scores:

If so, which language test did you take for your second official language?

Test results must be less than two years old.

Enter your test scores for:

6) Work Experience

It must have been paid and full-time (or an equal amount in part-time).

Note: In Canada, the National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the official list of all the jobs in the Canadian labour market. It describes each job according to skill type, group and level.

"Skilled work" in the NOC is:

  • managerial jobs (NOC Skill Level 0)
  • professional jobs (NOC Skill Type A)
  • technical jobs and skilled trades/manual work (NOC Skill Type B)

If you aren’t sure of the NOC level for this job, you can find your NOC.

It must have been paid, full-time (or an equal amount in part-time), and in only one occupation (NOC skill type 0, A or B).

Note: A certificate of qualification lets people work in some skilled trades in Canada. Only the provinces, territories and a federal body can issue these certificates. To get one, a person must have them assess their training, trade experience and skills to and then pass a certification exam.

People usually have to go to the province or territory to be assessed. They may also need experience and training from an employer in Canada.

This isn’t the same as a nomination from a province or territory.

Additional Points

A valid job offer must be

  1. full-time
  2. in a skilled job listed as Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B in the 2011 National Occupational Classification
  3. supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or exempt from needing one
  4. for one year from the time you become a permanent resident

A job offer isn’t valid if your employer is:

  1. an embassy, high commission or consulate in Canada or
  2. on the list of ineligible employers.

Whether an offer is valid or not also depends on different factors, depending on your case. See a full list of criteria for valid job offers.

You can use our online tool to find out if you don’t know.

Note: to answer yes, the brother or sister must be:

  1. 18 years old or older
  2. related to you or your partner by blood, marriage, common-law partnership or adoption
  3. have a parent in common with you or your partner

A brother or sister is related to you by:

  1. blood (biological)
  2. adoption
  3. marriage (step-brother or step-sister)
  1. earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate; or
  2. had an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)? (ECAs must be from an approved agency, in the last five years)

To get the correct number of points, make sure you choose the answer that best reflects your case. For example:

If you have TWO Bachelor’s degrees, or one Bachelor’s AND a two year college diploma, choose – “Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years.”

It must have been paid, full-time (or an equal amount in part-time), and in one or more NOC 0, A or B jobs.

Test results must be less than two years old.

ii) Enter the test scores for:

Your results

All Express Entry candidates get a score out of 1,200, based on the four parts of the Comprehensive Ranking System formula.

We invite the highest-ranking candidates from the pool to apply as a permanent resident through regular “rounds of invitations.” See what minimum scores have been in the past.


The CRS calculator's operation

Express Entry uses the credentials that applicants provided while creating their pool profiles to determine each applicant's CRS score. Education, age, language ability, and other considerations are included in the selection process. According to the following criteria, the CRS calculator assigns points to candidates' express entry profiles:

  1. Key human capital components
  2. Factors relating to a common-law spouse or couple
  3. Transferability of Skill Factors
  4. A nomination from a province, a pre-approved job offer that qualifies, study-related experience in Canada, a Canadian relative, and/or proficiency in French

Candidates for Express Entry are eligible for a total of 1,200 points under the CRS's scoring system for Canadian immigration.

  1. Core Human Capital criteria can only be assessed with a maximum of 500 points for candidates without an accompanying common-law partner or spouse.
  2. The total possible score for a factor under "skill transferability" is 100.
  3. For provincial nomination, a maximum of 600 points may be earned;
  4. A pre-arranged work offer that qualifies can earn up to 200 points.
  5. The maximum number of points that can be earned for Canadian study abroad is 30.
  6. French language proficiency can get you up to 50 points in addition to your English language proficiency.
  7. A relative in Canada is only eligible to receive a maximum of 15 points.

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The candidates that have a common-law spouse or partner with them have:

  1. The primary applicant may get up to 460 points in the category of Core Human Capital;
  2. The common-law partner or spouse may achieve a maximum of 40 points in the Core Human Capital elements;
  3. For provincial nomination, a maximum of 600 points may be earned;
  4. A competent pre-arranged employment offer is worth up to 200 points.
  5. Canadian study experience is worth up to 30 points.
  6. French language proficiency is worth up to 50 points. A maximum of 200 points is awarded for this factor.
  7. A relative in Canada may receive up to 15 points (one relative of the primary applicant and the accompanying common-law partner or spouse are taken into account);
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How can your CRS Score be raised?

Draws for Express Entry happen occasionally, typically once every two weeks. Therefore, you can always raise it before submitting an Express Entry application for a later draw. If you fall short of the CRS cut-off in the given draw, there are a number of options to raise your score. Thus, in the forthcoming Express Entry draw, you can raise your CRS score and gain the necessary points to receive an ITA - Invitation to Apply for the Canada PR Visa.

Here are some suggestions for raising your CRS score:

Boost your language proficiency

By earning high results on language exams like the IELTS, you can raise your CRS score. For instance, if you get CLB level 9 in the language test, you can increase your CRS rank by a maximum of 136 direct points. Similar to that, showing up for a French language test can result in up to 72 points.

Program for Provincial Nominees

You will gain an additional 600 points for your profile in Express Entry if you receive an ITA for a Nomination from a Canadian province.

Get a job offer that LMIA has approved.

A maximum of 200 points may be added to your CRS score if you accept a job offer from a Canadian firm that is recognized by the LMIA Labour Market Impact Assessment.

Acquire a degree in Canada

You can earn up to 30 points if you complete a recognized diploma or degree in Canada.

Submitting the application with a Common-Law Partner or Spouse

You will receive bonus points for three different reasons if you include your common-law partner or spouse in your application. The Common-Law Partner's/ Spouse's language competency will count for 20 points, while their work history and educational background in Canada each count for 10 points. So, you can raise your Express Entry CRS score by a maximum of 40 points.

Work Experience in Canada

If you have less than three years of full-time work experience and are still employed, you can raise your CRS score by a maximum of 150 points.

Maximum points for each factor for candidates for Express Entry, in summary.

  • A. Key Elements of Human Capital
  • Factors Points for every Factor - With no Common-Law Partner or Spouse Points for every Factor - With Common-Law Partner or Spouse
    Age 110 100
    Level of Education 150 140
    Official languages proficiency 160 150
    Canadian Work Experience 80 70

  • B. Factors related to a spouse or common-law partner
  • Factors Points for every Factor (Maximum 40 points)
    Education Level 10
    Proficiency in Official Languages 20
    Work Experience in Canada 10

    Maximum 500 points: A. Core Human Capital plus B. Common-law partner or Spouse considerations (without OR with a common-law partner or spouse)

  • C. Skill Transferability Factors
  • Education Points for every Factor (Maximum 50 points)
    With excellent proficiency in the official language and post-secondary credentials 50
    With work experience in Canada and post-secondary credentials 50
    Overseas Work Experience Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
    With excellent proficiency in official languages (CLB Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 or more) and post-secondary credentials 50
    With overseas work experience and Canadian work experience 50
    Qualification Certificate (for individuals in trade jobs) Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
    With excellent proficiency in official languages and qualification certificate 50

    Core Human Capital plus Spouse, Common-law Partner, and Transferable Skill Factors equals a maximum of 600 points.

  • D. Additional Points
  • Factors Maximum points per factor
    Sibling in Canada (permanent resident or citizen) 15
    French Language proficiency 30
    Canadian Post-secondary education 30
    Prearranged employment 200
    Provincial Nomination 600

    Core Human Capital plus Spouse or Common-law Partner plus Transferability Factors plus Extra Points equals a maximum of 1,200 points.

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