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Canada CRS Calculator: Know if have enough points

Applicants with the highest CRS scores are invited to apply to become permanent residents of Canada. If you attain the minimum cut-off score, you can get a PR (Permanent Residency) visa for Canada.

What is the Comprehensive Ranking System?

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a points-based system to assess your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool.

Points are given within the following categories: Age, Level of Education, Official Language Proficiency, Second Official Language, Canadian Work Experience.

You are required to have a good CRS score in order to obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident visa in 2020. To know your score, use the calculator below.

The 3 Major Factors that impact your CRS Score

The CRS system is used to identify highly skilled candidates who are most likely to be chosen from the Express Entry pool of applications, who are then invited to apply for a permanent residence in Canada by the Canandian government.

Applicants with the highest-ranking scores are considered to be the best choice.

CRS considers 4 different factors to allot points for your profile. Below is the breakdown of how points are allotted for each factor.

  • Core or Human Capital Factor (your age, education, experience, etc. with or without spouse or common-law partner)
  • Skill Transferability Factor (Canadian work experience or foreign work experience, language ability, etc.)
  • Additional Factors (Canadian job offer, provincial nomination, etc.)

What is your CRS score?

Age*

Education *

Experience *

English Skills *

Additional points

Arranged Employment (Canadian offer letter) *

Spouse / common-law partner

How is the CRS Score Measured?

Total CRS Score = Max. points (Core/Human Capital + Skill Transferability Factor + Additional Factors) = (500 + 100 + 600) = Maximum 1,200 points

1. Core Human capital factors

Factors With Spouse/common-law partner Without Spouse/common-law partner
Age 110 100
Education level 150 140
Official languages proficiency (IELTS) 160 150
Canadian working experience 80 70
Spouse - Level of education 10
Spouse - Official language proficiency 20
Spouse Required IELTS Score (General) 10
Total 500 460

2. Skill transferability factors

Factors Maximum points per factor
Education and Language Ability CLB 7 - CLB 9 50 13 50
OR Education and Canadian Work Experience
Language Ability and (Foreign work experience) Non-Canadian Work Experience 50
OR Canadian work experience and Foreign work experience (Non- Canadian Work Experience)
Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability
Total 100

3. Additional Factors

Factor Max. points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 15
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 Nomination 600
Maximum points to be claimed 600

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How are the points awarded in Canada CRS for Express Entry 2020?

To calculate your CRS score, you must first know how CRS points are calculated.

  • Human capital or Core factor + Common-law partner or spouse factor = 500 points
  • Human capital or Core factor + Common-law partner or spouse factor + Transferability factors = 600 points (maximum)
  • Human capital or Core factor + Common-law partner or spouse factor + Transferability factors + Additional points = 1200 points (maximum)

Core/Human capital factors (Max 500 points)

Age (Max points: 100 with spouse, 110 without)

Education Level (Max points: 150 points)

Language proficiency (Max points: 170 with spouse, 160 without)

Canadian work experience (Max points: 80 points)

Age (Max points: 100 with spouse, 110 without):

Age (Max points: 100 with spouse, 110 without)
Age (years) CRS points without spouse/partner CRS points with spouse/partner
17 or younger 0 0
18 99 90
19 105 95
20 to 29 110 100
30 105 95
31 99 90
32 94 85
33 88 80
34 83 75
35 77 70
36 72 65
37 66 60
38 61 55
39 55 50
40 50 45
41 39 35
42 28 25
43 17 15
44 6 5
45 or older 0 0

Education Level (Max points: 150 points)

Education Level CRS points without spouse/partner CRS points with spouse/partner
Principal Applicant Spouse/Partner
Doctoral (PhD) degree 150 140 10
Master's degree, OR professional degree 135 126 10
Two or more credentials, with a least one for a program of three years or more 128 119 9
Three-year or more post-secondary credential 120 112 8
Two-year post-secondary credential 98 91 7
One-year post-secondary credential 90 84 6
Secondary (high) school diploma 30 28 2
Less than secondary (high) school 0 0 0

Language proficiency (Max points: 170 with spouse, 160 without)

First Official Language Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) CRS points without spouse/partner CRS points with spouse/partner
Principal Applicant Spouse/Partner
CLB3 or less 0 0 0
CLB4 6 6 0
CLB5 6 6 1
CLB6 9 8 1
CLB7 17 16 3
CLB8 23 22 3
CLB9 31 29 5
CLB10 or more 34 32 5

Canadian work experience (Max points: 80 points)

Canadian Work Experience CRS points without spouse/partner CRS points with spouse/partner
Principal Applicant Spouse/Partner
Less than one year 0 0 0
One year 40 35 5
Two years 53 46 7
Three years 64 56 8
Four years 72 63 9
Five years or more 80 70 10

You need to find your NOC and then check if your job experience in that NOC is eligible.

Skill transferability factors

  • Education Level (Maximum 50 points)
  • Foreign work experience (Maximum 50 points)
  • Certificate of qualification (Maximum 50 points)

Education Level (Maximum 50 points)

For candidates in the Federal Skilled Workers program (that do not have Canadian work experience), scoring a CLB9 in all four language abilities is what could make you stand out.

Education level + Language proficiency Minimum CLB7 on the four language abilities Minimum CLB9 on the four language abilities
Post-secondary education of less than 1 year 0 0
Post-secondary education of at least 1 year 13 25
At least 2 post-secondary credentials, one of which is a program at least 3 years 25 50

If you are eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), you could also get an additional 50 points if you satisfy the two conditions below, on (i) the level of education, and (ii) the Canadian work experience.

Education level + Canadian work experience At least 1 year of Canadian work experience At least 2 years of Canadian work experience
Post-secondary education of less than 1 year 0 0
Post-secondary education of at least 1 year 13 25
At least 2 post-secondary credentials, one of which is a program at least 3 years 25 50

Foreign work experience (Maximum 50 points)

Foreign work experience + Language proficiency Minimum CLB7 on the four language abilities Minimum CLB9 on the four language abilities
Foreign work experience: Less than 1 year 0 0
Foreign work experience: 1 to 2 years 13 25
Foreign work experience: at least 3 years 25 50

If you are eligible to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), you could also get an additional 50 points if you satisfy the two conditions below, on (i) the foreign work experience, and (ii) the Canadian work experience.

Canadian + Foreign Work Experience At least 1 year of Canadian work experience At least 2 years of Canadian work experience
Foreign work experience: Less than 1 year 0 0
Foreign work experience: 1 to 2 years 13 25
Foreign work experience: at least 3 years 25 50

Certificate of qualification (Maximum 50 points)

This skill transferability factor concerns the candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Trades program, that hold a valid certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a competent provincial or federal authority.

Certificate of qualification + Language proficiency Minimum CLB5 on the four language abilities Minimum CLB7 on the four language abilities
Issued a certificate of qualification 25 50

Additional Points:

Additional points Maximum 600 points
Provincial or territorial nomination acquired through an Express Entry aligned PNP stream 600
Valid job offer in NOC skill type 00 (Senior Management) 200
Valid job offer in NOC skill type/level 0, A or B 50
Completion of post-secondary program in Canada, of at least 3 years in duration 30
Completion of post-secondary program in Canada, of 1 or 2 years in duration 15
French: at least CLB7 AND English: at least CLB5 - On all four language abilities 30
French: at least CLB7 AND English: lower than CLB5 or no test results- On all four language abilities 15
Sibling in Canada as Citizen or Permanent Resident 15

What is the Minimum CRS Score for Canada?

The minimum CRS score depends on the scores of all the applicants in the Express Entry Pool who have applied in the same draw, and the score chosen by the CEC. Most ITAs (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence range between 439 to 465.

What is the cut-off score for CRS in 2020?

The latest cut-off score is 447 (a decrease of five points from the previous CEC draw on May 1, which had a minimum score of 452 and was previously the lowest CRS requirement of 2020.)

A CRS draw is a mechanism used by IRCC in which they select Express Entry applicants whose CRS scores are above a threshold that they set at each draw. Draws usually take place on Wednesdays every two weeks, but IRCC does deviate from this unspoken rule.

Find out the latest CRS draw updates for 2020 here.

How can you get 67 points for Canadian PR?

You need to score a minimum of 67 points on the Express Entry calculator in order to qualify for a PR visa under the Express Entry System.

These points are calculated on various factors which include your age, work experience, education, language skills, adaptability, etc.

The maximum points you can obtain for these factors are as follows:

Age Maximum 12 points
Education Maximum 25 points
Language Proficiency Maximum 24 points (English and/or French)
Work Experience Work Experience
Adaptability Maximum of 10 points
Arranged employment Additional 10 points (not mandatory).

Scoring 67 points does not grant you the PR visa, but makes you eligible to apply to the Canada PR through the Express Entry system.

You are then required to choose the right immigration program for your profile based on your profile traits.

Immigration programs under the Express Entry system are:

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Program

Having a good CRS score allows the Canadian governing bodies to be able to consider your application for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the PR visa.

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What score can be considered a good CRS score?

A good CRS score is in the range of 460 to 470. You can expect to get the ITA if you have the score in this range. But, applicants with fewer scores also have the chance of receiving the ITA.

How does your CRS score affect your permanent residency application?

The Comprehensive Ranking System Score is used in every Express Entry draw. The Express Entry is split into several categories but all three categories use the CRS to rank candidates to determine which ones they should invite.

Federal Express Entry Draws

The Federal Skilled Worker Program best for professionals and skilled workers who want to immigrate to Canada. The Express Entry draws have Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW) draws typically every two weeks and usually have the lower minimum CRS score requirement.

Provincial Nominee Program

You can earn up to an extra 600 CRS points by getting nominated by the province of your choice. Not only will this be listed on your nomination certificate, but it also greatly affects your overall CRS score. Additional 600 points also means that the minimum CRS score for PNP draws are higher than other programs.

Canadian Experience Class

If you have an Canadian work experience of at least one year, then the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) under Canada’s Express Entry immigration system is the best immigration program to reside permanently in Canada.

How can you increase your CRS score in 2020?

A Guide to increase your CRS points in 2020:

Common-law partner or spouse: Applicants who have spouses have the chance of earning extra points. You can gain at least 40 more points from your spouse's qualification.

Retake your language test: You can apply for the test for language skills again to improve your CRS score. For French, you can take either TEF or TCF. And, for English, you must take CELPIP or IELTS.

To reach CLB 9 on the IELTS General Training exam, you have to achieve the following minimum scores: Listening: 8.0, Speaking 7.0, Reading: 7.0, Writing: 7.0

Provincial Nominee Program: You can gain a massive 600 points if you manage to get the provincial nomination.

Educational level: Applicants can gain more points if they get more degrees.

Job offer: If you get a Canadian job offer, you increase the chances of scoring more points.

Type of arranged employment: Opt for full-time work that has a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Work experience: Canadian work experience will get you more points than Non-Canadian work experience. But, still, the more years you have, the higher your score will be.

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Documents proofs to claim your CRS points

  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Valid job offer
  • Certificate of qualification
  • Relative in Canada

Work experience documents (for you and your spouse/common-law partner):

For salaried employees:

  • Reference letter from your employer (with company letterhead and contact information, your name, and the name, title and signature your superior or HR officer,)
  • Include all occupations held during your employment (title, duties, beginning date of employment, if currently working or not in the company (end date of employment if not), number of work hours/week, and annual wages and benefits)

Other documents include:

  • Your pay stubs.
  • Your employment contract.
  • Your job description with the company letterhead (sealed or signed by the company if possible).
  • A reference letter from your supervisor (with or without the company letterhead) with as much information as possible, and most importantly your job duties, signed and legalized.
  • A certificate of employment and/or salary from your employer.
  • Proof that your employer refused to provide the document per IRCC guidelines.
  • A Letter of Explanation (LoE) explaining why you could not provide arequested document(s).

For independent/ self-employed individuals:

  • evidence that you own your business
  • Documents for proof of income from clients

If you have Canadian work experience:

  • copies of your T4 tax information slips
  • notices of assessment.

Education:

Proof of completed studies in Canada or outside Canada can include copies of:

  • the credentials: copy of your certificate, diploma or degree, and/or
  • school transcripts showing you completed the requirements of your credential.

If you plan to include a post-secondary school, make sure it is on the Designated learning institutions list.

Valid job offer

Your letter of employment must include the following:

  • Letterhead and contact information of the company, your name, and the name, title and signature of your future immediate superior or HR officer, and
  • Job start date, occupation title, duties, numbers of work hours/week, annual salary and benefits.
  • Clarification that the job is on a continuous and full-time basis, for at least one year after issuance of the PR visa.
  • It must also specify you are holding said job currently.

Certificate of qualification

A copy of your received provincial/territorial certificate of qualification.

Relative in Canada

  • Proof of your family member's Canadian citizenship or permanent residence
  • Prove that your family member is living in Canada
  • Prove their relationship to you or your spouse/partner

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How to increase CRS score through the Provincials Nominee Program (PNP)?

You can increase the CRS score by 600 points through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) by applying to any of the PNPs. But, you must first check out the eligibility criteria. Also, to get the provincial nomination, you must have an express entry account.

If you are eligible to apply for multiple Express Entry programs, you will be invited to apply for one program based on this order:

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Over recent months and years, provinces have been using their Express Entry-aligned (‘enhanced’) PNP streams in innovative, dynamic ways.

  • Ontario has targeted specific occupation groups, notably in the Information Technology (IT) sector;
  • Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan have both reopened PNP streams for candidates across a range of occupations (no job offer required!);
  • British Columbia continues to invite candidates to apply under its unique system;
  • Alberta and Manitoba have entirely new Express Entry-aligned streams; and
  • other provinces have also been on board, issuing nomination certificates to candidates in the Express Entry pool.

What are the ways to apply for a PNP through the Express Entry system?

There are two ways to apply:

1. Acceptance of NOI: In this way, the PNP looks for eligible candidates and sends the NOI (Notification Of Interest). Then, the applicant can submit EOI.

  • You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under their Express Entry stream.
  • If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated.
  • You get a nomination through your account, which you accept electronically.

2. Submission of EOI: In this way, the immigrant can submit EOI (Expression Of Interest) to the suitable PNP.

  • You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you are interested in.
  • If a province or territory sends you a "notification of interest" to your account, you contact them directly.
  • You apply to their Express Entry stream.
  • If you are nominated, they will offer it to you through your account, and you accept it electronically.

In both cases, you will need to create an Express Entry profile during the process, so you should do it right from the start.

How to apply for Express Entry in order to receive Permanent Residency?

Immigrate through Express Entry (Step-by-step guide):

Step 1: Check if you’re eligible

Finding your NOC (National Occupational Qualification)

In order to be eligible for the Canadian express entry program, check out if your employment falls under NOC 0, A, B or D.

Assess your educational credential.

There are IRCC approved third parties who assess your foreign education. Based on this, you will know which category to apply for.

Take your English/French language test

In order to receive a PR in Canada through express entry, you need to be proficient in one of the two federal languages – English or French.

Calculate your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score

The CRS is a points-based system to assess your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. To know your score, use the calculator below.

Step 2: Submit your profile

Get into the Express entry pool

To create your Express Entry profile, you need to submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) with information like

Personal Reference Code, Marital status, Number of dependent family members, ID documents data, Settlement funds amount, Education history and Language test results, Work history, Passport, Provincial choice, and details of valid employment offer, if applicable.

You will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)

You will receive a mail to your account, asking you to apply. You will get a time period of 60 days to fill up other documents and apply.

Step 3: Become a PR Resident

Document Checklist

Once you receive the ITA, you will have to upload the required document.

Acknowledgement of Receipt and passport request

You will get an acknowledgement of receipt of the document. You will be asked to share your passport.

Prepare for your stay in Canada

You will be granted a PR now. Make arrangements to live in Canada. We provide post-visa assistance to help you settle comfortably.

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Check out what category you fit in and how you can apply for the visa.

Is a job offer compulsory for permanent residency?

No, a job offer is not compulsory for permanent residency. You can apply under the programs that do not require a job offer as qualifying criteria.

What is the cost of immigrating to Canada?

The cost of immigrating to Canada depends on the immigration program you choose and the number of family members. So, is it expensive to apply for permanent residency in Canada?

The fee structure is given in the table below.

Settlement funds (In Canadian Dollars) Number of family members
$ 12,960 1
$ 16,135 2
$ 19,836 3
$ 24,083 4
$ 27,315 5
$ 30,806 6
$ 34,299 7
$ 3,492 For each extra family member

Other factors to consider:

Factors Amount (In Canadian Dollars)
Right of permanent residence fee $ 500
Express Entry processing fee (with a spouse)5 $ 825
Each dependent child $ 225
TEF language test (French) $ 440
IELTS language test (English) $ 319
Police clearance certificate About $20
Medical examination report $100 - $500
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report $ 100 for document evaluation
$ 160 for course evaluation

For a detailed breakdown, refer to this: Cost for Canada PR Visa in 2020 (with Family)

Are CRS and FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) point grid the same?

No, CRS and FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) point grid is not the same. The differences are given in the table below.

CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) point grid
It is used to assess applicants under the three immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. It is used to assess applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
If you get the cut off CRS score, you can receive the ITA. If you get the minimum FSWP points, then you can enter the Express Entry pool.
There is no fixed minimum CRS score. The minimum FSW point is 67.
The total points you can get is 1200. The total points you can get is 100.
There are four main factors. There are six main factors.
The factors are – Core or Human Capital Factors, Spouse or Common-law partner factors, Skill transferability factors, and additional points. The factors are – Work experience, arranged employment, age, language proficiency, level of education, and adaptability.
Spouses can increase the CRS score. Spouses cannot increase FSW points.
Provincial nomination can improve your CRS score. Provincial nomination does not make a difference in the point grid.

What happens in the Express Entry pool?

  • Every two weeks, the IRCC conducts Express Entry draws.
  • Here, the applicants with the cut-off or more CRS scores are selected.
  • These applicants are given the ITA.
  • Once they receive it, they have 60 days to file for a PR (Permanent Residency) visa.
  • After checking the additional documents, the IRCC will offer a PR (Permanent Residency) visa.
  • You have a specified time limit within which you must move to Canada.

What is the minimum IELTS score required for Canada PR?

The minimum IELTS score required for Canada pr is 6 per band. But, it does not mean that the applicant will get the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for sure.

What are the top in-demand jobs in Canada?

The top in-demand jobs in Canada are

  • Driver
  • Welder
  • Sales associate
  • Receptionist
  • Business development manager
  • Web developer
  • Project manager
  • Merchandiser
  • Heavy-duty mechanic
  • General laborer
  • Merchandiser
  • Accountant
  • Financial advisor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Registered nurse
  • HR manager

Does the NOC code affect the CRS score?

Yes, the NOC code can affect the CRS score.

How does the NOC code affect the CRS score?

The NOC code can affect the CRS score as it has different categories. As per Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), NOC code is of two categories

  • Skilled – A, B and 0
  • Others – D and C

Only the applicants choosing NOC skilled category can get CRS points for work experience. The other categories do not get this benefit.

But, the NOC category 00 can get a maximum point of 875.

How to choose the right NOC if you fit multiple categories?

To choose the right NOC if you fit multiple categories, you must consider some factors. These are

  • Occupation: It is vital to know the skill levels that are most demanding in Canada right now.
  • Skill level: Opt for the NOC that puts you under the skilled category.
  • Career growth: The NOC you select must display your career development.

Important updates on Express Entry and Coronavirus

  • Express Entry rounds of invitations (draws from the Express Entry pool) are expected to take place on their normal schedule during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • If you’re traveling by air, you need to follow all airline requirements and pass a health check conducted by airlines before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air.
  • When you arrive in Canada, they will assess your health before you leave the port of entry.
  • You must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. This is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. If you don’t have a plan, you should not travel to Canada.
  • Only people who provide essential services, for example, truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods, are exempt from the quarantine requirements.

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Conclusion?

  • The Canada Express Entry immigration points calculator helps to determine the CRS score.
  • The IRCC decides which applicants get the Invitation to Apply (ITA) based on your CRS score.
  • After getting the ITA, you can apply for a PR (permanent residency) visa.
  • The CRS score is based on 3 major factors.
  • There are various ways you can improve the CRS score.
  • PNPs can be a significant aid for increasing the CRS score.
  • The NOC code affects your CRS score.
  • The cut-off points for the CRS vary.
  • The entire immigration process takes about ten months.
  • The cost of immigrating to Canada is dependent on various factors.

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