Criteria of CRS Score (Comprehensive Ranking System Score)

You must be well informed of Canada’s Express Entry system, If you are hopeful to move to Canada and build your life. Immigrate to Canada, Express Entry system is not only one of the most popular ways but is also one of the fastest means. It is a goal target for everyone who wants to immigrate to Canada. But, this superfast entry is not so easy otherwise every other person would have got permission to permanently enter Canada.

Earlier you just had to submit the application, get the CRS score and wait for the invitation to apply for the status of permanent residency.

Comprehensive Ranking System

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is the points-based system use to assess and score the candidate profile and determine how the candidate rank in the Express Entry pool. The candidate get the points from the CRS include a core set of points up to 600 and a set of additional points of up to 600. Your total score will be out of 1,200. This tool is used to assess the candidate’s – skills, education, language ability, work experience, other factors.

When you apply for a permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry system. You can apply via one of the following programs and each program has its own criteria:

  • The Federal Skilled Trade Program
  • The Federal Skilled worker Program
  • The Canada Experience Class

How are the CRS score calculated?

When candidate apply through Canada’s Express Entry system, he/she will be able to score a maximum of 1,200 CRS points. There are two main categories where you can score CRS points:

  • Core points = 600 points; and
  • Additional points = 600 points

Core CRS Points:

  1. Skills and experience factors
  2. Spouse or common-law partner factors eg. language skills and education; and
  3. Skills transferability eg. education and work experience.

Additional CRS Points:

  1. Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates.
  2. A valid job offer.
  3. A nomination from a province or territory.
  4. A brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident.
  5. Strong French language skills.

CORE POINTS + ADDITIONAL POINTS = TOTAL SCORE