• What is the Express Entry system?

Express Entry (EE) is an online immigration application system. It allows people to submit a profile into the express entry pool and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest CRS score are invited to apply for permanent residency.

Frequently Asked Questions about Express Entry

  • What is the Comprehensive Ranking System?

The comprehensive ranking system is the point-based system used to assess and score candidates in the Express Entry system.

Candidates get 600 core sets of points and additional points up to 600 points. Your points is calculated out of 1200 points.

  • How is the CRS Score calculated? 

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 Transferability 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

Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15
French language skills 30
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PN nomination 600

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points

****Source – IRCC website (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship)

Frequently asked question about CRS Score

  • Which is the best place to calculate my CRS Score?

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp

  • What comes first, English Language Test or Education Credential Assessment (ECA)?

    There is no one answer to this question. If you are not sure about your English proficiency, then giving the IELTS General/CELPIP would be a better idea.

    If you have lived, worked and/or studied in an English speaking country, then giving the exam and completing your ECA simultaneously makes more sense. 

    Frequently asked questions about ECA

  • Does Age impact my CRS score?

Yes, age does impact your CRS score the day you turn 30.

Age

With a spouse or common-law partner

(Maximum 100 points)

Without a spouse or common-law partner

(Maximum 110 points)

17 years of age or less 0 0
18 years of age 90 99
19 years of age 95 105
20 to 29 years of age 100 110
30 years of age 95 105
31 years of age 90 99
32 years of age 85 94
33 years of age 80 88
34 years of age 75 83
35 years of age 70 77
36 years of age 65 72
37 years of age 60 66
38 years of age 55 61
39 years of age 50 55
40 years of age 45 50
41 years of age 35 39
42 years of age 25 28
43 years of age 15 17
44 years of age 5 6
45 years of age or more 0 0
    • While 20-29 years are the ideal profiles to get maximum age points.  Age is only one of the factors