Comprehensive Ranking System

Comprehensive Ranking System

Canada’s Express Entry Selection System employs the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank skilled worker candidates. Each eligible candidate receives a score based on factors including education, work experience, and language proficiency. An experienced immigration consultant can assist you in crafting an optimal Express Entry profile, providing valuable insights to enhance your score.

What is the functioning of the CRS?

The goal of the Comprehensive Ranking System is to assess each applicant by assigning points to various criteria. Through Express Entry Draws, candidates with high scores are dynamically chosen to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency.

Regularly conducted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), these draws play a crucial role. To enhance your likelihood of obtaining an Invitation to Apply (ITA), striving for the highest possible CRS points is essential, given the competitive nature of the Express Entry selection system.

Factors Determining CRS Scores

These are the four main factors:

  1. Human Capital
  2. Skill Transferability
  3. Spouse/Common-law Partner
  4. Additional Factors

In addition, the following factors are considered within these primary elements:

The total achievable score is 1,200 points, divided into 600 core points and 600 additional points.

What constitutes CRS Core points?

What constitutes Additional Points?

Total Points to be Earned Across the Four Primary Categories

SECTION A – Core/Human Capital

CriteriaMaximum Points (With Spouse)Maximum Points (Without Spouse)
Age100110
Education140150
Language Skills
(English/French)
150160
Canadian Work Experience7080

SECTION B – Spouse/Common-Law Partner

CriteriaMaximum Points
Education10
Language Skills (English/French)20
Canadian Work Experience10

SECTION C – Skills Transferability

EducationMaximum Points
Language Skills (English/French) + Education50
Canadian Work Experience + Education50
Foreign Work ExperienceMaximum Points
Language Skills (English/French) + Foreign Work Experience50
Foreign Work Experience + Canadian Work Experience50
Certificate of Qualification (Trades)Maximum Points
Language Skills (English/French) + Education Certificate50

SECTION D – Additional Points

CriteriaMaximum Points
Sibling Living in Canada15
French Language Skills30
Post-Secondary Canadian Education30
Arranged Employment200
Provincial Nomination600

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) oversees the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which assesses your immigration profile within the Express Entry system. The CRS score gauges an applicant’s eligibility for immigration to Canada. The top-ranking candidates are extended an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Vancouver Services Inc possesses extensive experience in guiding applicants through the Express Entry selection process. Feel free to visit us today to leverage our professional immigration expertise.

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