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Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) manages Express Entry System and runs varied federal immigration programs to invite skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. The objective of these programs is to manage their population drawback, develop a skilled workforce and strengthen their economy.

Each of the programs has its eligibility criteria. The applicants fulfilling the eligibility criteria of any of the three express entry programs can easily apply for the immigration process. Further, using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a point-based system, these applicants are ranked, and on the basis of these scores, they are invited for permanent residency (Invitation To Apply(ITA)). Through this point-based system, federal authorities select the best candidates to live and work in the country.

  • The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) makes the immigration system fair and gives everyone an opportunity to apply to live and work in Canada.
  • IRCC organizes Express Entry draws usually every two weeks and invites the candidates with the highest scores to apply for Canadian Residency.
  • The candidates who receive the Invitation to Apply, must submit their complete profile and pay fees within 60 days.
  • The IRCC takes the final decision and processes the application within 6 months.

Thus, a higher Comprehensive Ranking System score enhances the chances of attaining Canadian permanent residency. The maximum number of points that one can score is 1,200. Out of 1200, 600 points are core points, and the rest 600 points are additional points.

Related Links:

Express Entry System
Express Entry Updates
Documents for Express Entry
Submit an Express Entry profile: Online form
Express Entry Process
Apply for permanent residence: Express Entry
If your Express Entry application is approved
Comprehensive Ranking System
Express Entry Invitation to Apply explained

Express Entry Applicants are Scored on the Basis

  • Human Capital Factors
  • Skill Transferability
  • Spouse or Common-law partner
  • Additional Factors

The Above Factors Consider the Following to Determine the CRS Score

  • Age
  • Education qualifications
  • Work experience
  • Language skills (English and/ or French)
  • Job offers (if any)
  • Adaptability to living in Canada
  • Spouse or common-law partner

CRS Core Points Consist of:

  • Skills and work experience
  • Spouse or common-law partner’s credentials and factors, including age, language skills, education, etc.
  • Skills transferability

Additional Points Consider

  • Canadian qualifications (degrees, diplomas, or certificates)
  • Valid job offer(s)
  • Provincial Nomination from a province or territory
  • Strong French language skills
  • A sibling that lives in Canada or is a permanent resident

With all the required information and industry experience in hand, ImmigCanada’s immigration consultants can help you improve your CRS score to enhance your chances of gaining Canadian Residency. Connect with us today.