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The 67-Point Immigration to Canada Criteria

Want to apply for a Permanent Residency in Canada, but not sure if you’re  eligible? 

This article will not only talk about how to score 67 points to meet the minimum requirements for Immigration to Canada, but also discusses various factors that affect your score and how you can improve it!

Read on.

Minimum Points Required for Express Entry

To be eligible to apply for a Canada PR under the Express Entry system, you will need a minimum score of 67 points out of 100 to qualify.  

When you apply for a canada PR, you will be evaluated on the following factors:


Maximum 12 points


Maximum 25 points

Language Proficiency

Maximum 24 points (English and/or French)

Work Experience

Maximum 15 points


Maximum of 10 points

Arranged employment

Additional 10 points (not mandatory).


Things to Note:

  1. Your occupation must be listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  2. Scoring 67 points does not grant you the PR visa, but it makes you eligible to apply to the Canada PR through the Express Entry system. 
  3. You are then required to choose the right immigration program for yourself based on your profile traits.
  4. Immigration programs under the Express Entry system are: 
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program
    • Federal Skilled Workers Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
    • Provincial Nominee Program (pnp program)

      If you are accepted into the Express Entry pool, you are not guaranteed to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. For an invitation, you need to have a high CRS Score.

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Why do you need 67 points to Immigrate to Canada? 

Applicants who want to get a Permanent Residency or citizenship in Canada through the Express Entry route, must meet the basic requirements of scoring 67 points.

You would need to score at least 67 points out of 100 to be eligible to apply.

The 100-point system allows the IRCC to find candidates who can contribute to their economy and meet specific requirements in terms of skilled labour and expertise. 

The program allows you to make an online profile called the Express Entry Profile where you can fill in the details about yourself. You will be evaluated on the same. 

The maximum points you can attain is 100. Candidates who earn less than 67 points will be rejected.

The 6 Main Factors that Affect your Score 

The Federal Skilled Workers Program works on a 6-factor selection to calculate the points and check your eligibility criteria to be a Permanent Resident. Here are the factors:

1. Age (Maximum 12 points)

While it's necessary to be at least 18 years, people aged between 18 and 35 get 12 points. 

If you are aged above 35, your score will be lesser than 12. It's thus advisable to indulge in citizenship and immigration decisions, early in your career. 

Age (In Years)

Points Awarded

Under 18


























47 or older



2. Language Ability (Maximum 28 Points)

The 2 official languages of Canada are English and French language. 

The proficiency in the first official language will get you a maximum of 24 points, while your skills in the second official language will earn you a maximum of 4 points. 

First Official Language - maximum of 24 points:

CLB Level





Scores given per ability




















Second Official Language - maximum of 4 points:

CLB Level














  1. Here the CLB level or the Canadian Language Benchmark is a 12 band scale that assesses the proficiency in the English Language of people for whom English is their second language. 
  2. You will still have to write the IELTS language test in your country, and accordingly, your CLB score will be determined. 
  3. However, proficiency and mastery in both can significantly increase your chances as you'd be able to communicate well with the employer. 

3. Education Qualification (Maximum 25 points)

Education Level


Doctoral level


Professional Degree or Master's degree


2 or more Postgraduate credentials or certificate courses. 


3 years or longer post-secondary educational credential assessment


2-year post-secondary qualifications or courses


1 year post-secondary program qualifications or credentials


Secondary School Education



Note: Indians must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for immigration purposes from a designated organization.

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4. Work Experience (Maximum 15 points)

Candidates who have full-time employment experience for a year or more are selected. 

Work in Canada Experience

Maximum points

1 year

9 Points

2-3 years

11 Points

4-5 years

13 Points

Above 6 years

15 Points


5. Adaptability (Maximum 10 points)

Your partner that might be your spouse or your joint law partner also plays a role in your CRS score. They can get you a maximum of 10 points.

Adaptability Factors

Maximum Points 

Previous work experience in a skilled occupation in Canada for at least one year

10 Points

Any kind of arranged employment in Canada

5 Points

Having any relatives in Canada

5 Points

Having done any previous research or study in Canada

5 Points

If your partner or spouse has previous work experience in Canada

5 Points

If your partner or spouse has done any post-secondary course or has studied in Canada

5 Points

If your partner or spouse's CLB Level is four or higher

5 Points


6. Arranged Employment (Maximum 10 points)

Meet one of the following conditions:

  • If you currently work in Canada territory under a work permit or on an LMIA-exempt work issued under a territorial or a provincial agreement 
  • If you are currently working on a permit based on the Labour Market Impact Assessment in any type of skilled trades worker profession.
  • If you are authorized to work in Canada through an open work permit or a permit of such kind.

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How to improve your score?

Now that you know how your Score is calculated, you must understand how to improve the score. Understand the factors that define your score and how to improve upon them.

The three main ways that you can improve your basic score is by:

  • improving your language skills
  • completing another degree, diploma, or certificate
  • receiving an offer of arranged employment in Canada

Other Important FAQs

How many points do you need to immigrate to Canada and become a canadian ?

Candidates must attain 67 points to be eligible to apply for the Express Entry Program.

Express Entry program is the most popular method to immigrate to Canada.

What is the cost for permanent residency in Canada?

PR Visa for Canada costs upto $ 1325. After filling out the complete form and uploading documents regarding the application of Permanent Residency in Canada, you would need to pay a fee for the following:

  • Fee for biometrics: $ 85
  • Processing fee for your partner/family members and yourself: $ 75

You would have to pay your fees online through your debit or credit card. 

What is the highest CRS score in Canada?

Candidates can score a maximum of 600 CRS points (without PNP/Job Offer). 


  • To apply for a Canada PR, then you have to score about 67 points in Canada Express Entry. 
  • This opens up pathway options under different visa programs. 
  • After scoring 67 points, you can apply for various programs in Express Entry.
  • Then, your CRS score matters. 
  • Having a high CRS score gives you a higher chance of getting a Canada PR visa.

Our team of visa and immigration consultants can guide you and help you improve your score.

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How can Kansas Help you?

  • Profile Evaluation:  Our consultants will do an in-depth assessment of your profile to determine your chances of visa success.
  • ECA Assessment : We will do the ECA Assessment for you. It is the most crucial step in determining your eligibility to move to Canada. 
  • Profile Marketing: We are known for creating best-in-class portfolios that boost your profiles in job-portals. And yes, this is a complimentary service!
  • Test Preparations: We have a specialized team of experts who provide online training for IELTS, French and other language tests at no extra cost.
  • Resume Writing: Our resume experts craft the best resumes that meet prerequisites of immigration authorities and potential employers. This greatly improves your chances of success.
  • Documents & Review:  Error-free visa documentation from document gathering, verification, application submission, and also post-landing assistance. 
  • Visa Filing: Kansas ensures that your visa application meets all the standard requirements as per the immigration authorities of the country that you are applying for.  
  • Interview Training: Be it a job interview or a visa interview, we have experts who will help you excel in both. 
  • Dedicated Case Officer: Your case-officer will assist you at every step of your visa process. You can also opt to request a change of officer if you’re not satisfied.
  • Post Landing Services: Our customized accommodation-support team will help ease your migration journey to the country you wanted to work and settle in.

You can expect a one-stop solution for all your visa needs with Kansas.

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Topics: Migrate, Canada


A canada PR visa holder himself, Umang is the settlement manager who assists clients with post-landing services.

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