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Canada CRS Calculator for Skilled Immigration

With the Canada CRS Score Calculator you can calculate your Canada Immigration point score in less than a minute. Just select the right option from the drop downs given in the below calculator and calculate your points score by clicking on the Calculate button in the end. After selecting, the essential fields (i.e. regarding age, education, work experience, language skills, marital status, etc.)from the given drop downs, the calculator will show your total express entry points on clicking the calculate button given in the end of the calculator.

Important: To apply Canada PR first check your eligibility through CRS Score Calculator which given below or talk to an our experts here directly and know about your points.

CRS Calculator 2019

This tool will help you calculate your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on the answers you provide below.

Select appropriate answer:

  • In case you have received Invitation to apply, mention your age on the date you received the Invitation.
  • If you wish to complete the Express Entry profile, mention your age at present.

Mention the highest Educational qualification for which you:

  • Obtained a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate or
  • Had an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA),in case you completed your studies outside Canada. (ECAs must be from an approved assessing authority, in the last 5 years)

Note: a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate must either have been receivedfrom arecognized Canadian university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute in Canada. Distance learning will be accepted only if it made up less than half your study.

Note: to answer yes:

  • English or French as a Second Language must not have made up more than half your study
  • you must not have studied under an award that required you to return to your home country after graduation to apply your skills and knowledge
  • you must have studied at a school within Canada (foreign campuses don’t count)
  • you had to be enrolled full time for at least eight months, and have been physically present in Canada for at least eight months

5) Official languages: English and French are the official languages of Canada

Submit the language test results (the results must be less than 2 years old) for all programs under Express Entry, even if English or French is your 1st language.

Enter your test scores:

If your answer is yes, which language test did you appear in for your 2nd official language?

The language Test results should not be less than 2 years old.

Enter your test scores for:

6) Work Experience

It needs to be paid and full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) experience.

Note: National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the official occupation list of all the jobs available in the Canadian labour market. It defines each job according to skill type, group and level.

"Skilled work" in the NOC is:

  • managerial jobs (NOC Skill Level 0)
  • professional jobs (NOC Skill Type A)
  • technical jobs and skilled trades/manual work (NOC Skill Type B)

If you are not sure about the NOC relevant to your job, you may check your NOC here or contact Visas Avenue expert to know about the same.

It needs to be paid, full-time (or an equal amount in part-time), and in only one occupation (NOC skill type 0, A or B).

Note: A certificate of qualification allows the individuals to work in some skilled trades in Canada, however, only provinces, territories and a federal body can issue such certificates. In order to get such certificate, individuals need to get their training, trade experience and skills assessedand then clear a certification exam.

Individuals usually need to visit the province or territory to get assessed. Candidates may also require experience and training from an employer in Canada.

However, it should not be confused with nomination from a province or territory, as nomination is different thing.

Additional Points

A valid job offer must be

  • full-time
  • in a skilled job listed as Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B in the 2011 National Occupational Classification
  • supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or exempt from needing one
  • for 1 year from the time you become a permanent resident

An employment offer isn’t valid in case your employer is:

  • an embassy, high commission or consulate in Canada or
  • on the list of ineligible employers.

The validity of the job offer depends on different factors, depending on your case.

Know more about NOC Skill Type

Note: If you select yes, such brother or sister need to be:

  • at least 18 years or above
  • related to you or your partner by blood, marriage, common-law partnership or adoption
  • have a parent in common with you or your partner

A brother or sister is related to you by:

  • blood (biological)
  • adoption
  • marriage (step-brother or step-sister)
  • earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate; or
  • had an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)? (ECAs must be from an approved agency, in the last five years)

To get the correct number of points, make sure you choose the answer that best reflects your case. For example:

If you have TWO Bachelor’s degrees, or one Bachelor’s AND a two year college diploma, choose – “Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years.”

It must have been paid, full-time (or an equal amount in part-time), and in one or more NOC 0, A or B jobs.

Test results must be less than two years old.

ii) Enter the test scores for:

Congratulations! You have successfully calculated your points to create your profile on Express Entry System.

To know the suitable immigration program (i.e. Express Entry or PNP) to apply Canada PR, based on this point score, please fill the form given below

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Your CRS Score result

The candidates applying in Express entry System, get a points out of 1,200, based on the 4 parts of the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) formula

The IRCC invites the top rankingapplicants from the Express entry pool to apply for permanent residency in Canada, through periodicdraws or “rounds of invitations.”


What is CRS score?

The Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS is a point system employed by Canadian government or IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to assess the applicants submitting their profile in Federal Express Entry System. The EE system assess the applicants registered in the system and accordingly, issue invite to the ones, who get selected based on the fortnightly draw.

What is Express Entry system?

Express Entry is the online immigration system through which Canadian government invite the foreign skilled workers to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The IRCC holds periodic draws to select the candidates with top CRS points, from the Express Entry Pool. The Canada CRS calculator is used to determine the point score of the applicants registered in the EE pool. The IRCC announce cut off marks for every express entry draw, and accordingly select the applicants matching or exceeding the cut off marks for each draw. Hence, higher the CRS points score, stronger are your chances of receiving the invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Key Point allocation factors of CRS Point Calculator

Canada CRS calculator allocate points to the applicants based on four main factors. Out of the total four factors, cumulative of 3 factors is 600 points, i.e.

  1. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points.

The fourth factor, i.e. D. Additional points alone has weight age of 600 points. Hence, the total of all four factors make of CRS tool, makes total 1200 points, i.e.

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

Hence, the marks are allocated to the express entry candidates out of total 1200 points in the Canada CRS Tool. Let’s take a look at the description of all four factors of the CRS calculator.

(1.) Core Human Capital Factors: The core Human Capital factors comprise core aspects of the profile of an applicant, i.e.

  • Age
  • Education level
  • Official Language proficiency
  • Canadian work experience

(2.) Spouse/Common-law partner Factor: Spouse/Common-law partner factor comprise qualification, language Skills and work experience of the spouse or common law partner of the primary applicant.

(3.) Skill Transfer ability Factors: Skill Transfer ability factors comprise transfer ability factors of an applicant in terms of Education and work experience, i.e.

  • With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree
  • With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree
  • With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience
  • With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience

(4.) Additional Points: an applicant can also win some extra or bonus points up to 600, based on the following factors.

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

Based on the above mentioned factors of Express entry system, the points of the candidates are calculated in the EE pool based on the Comprehensive Ranking System of evaluating the registered applicant in the pool.

Once the applicant score the eligibility points, i.e. 67 points in FSW Canada immigration points calculator, the applicant finds place in the express entry pool, where he gets the CRS point score based on the same selection factors as mentioned above.

The IRCC opens a draw every fortnight to select the top ranking candidates in the pool and subsequently issue them the Invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency, the applicant then need to submit complete Permanent residency application as well as the essential documents within the period of 60 days from the day when invitation was received by the applicant.

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Table for Points Allocation 

If you want to obtain Permanent Residency in Canada in 2020, it is crucial to calculate CRS points well in advance. The Express Entry Immigration Points table-2020 provides you the key information, as to how many points you may earn for each factor of your profile, i.e. age, education, work experience, language proficiency, etc.

The IRCC will launch a draw every fortnight to select applicants with top CRS points and subsequently allocate them ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR. The IRCC announces the cut off marks or minimum point score requirement for every draw, which ranges between 430 and 460 (as per the latest EE draw trend). Hence, if you are planning to apply PR in the maple leaf country and has obtained the necessary documents as well, you must calculate your points on the given CRS Calculator on this page.

What is minimum CRS score requirement to get Canada PR in 2020?

As mentioned already, the CRS point’s requirement is different for every express entry draw, which is announced by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This year, the points requirement has been moderate this the month of March. It went down to lowest requirement of past one and half year, i.e. 438 CRS, points, however, in next few draws, the point’s requirement increased drastically.

As per the latest EE draw opened on January 8, 2020, the score requirement was 473 CRS Points. Hence, considering the current trend of the EE draws and cut off marks, the applicants, who intend to get the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency, need to have the point score close to the 450 mark. However, if your points are quite low on CRS Calculator, due to which, you are not receiving the Canada PR invitation from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you may increase your point score through various ways. Let’s take a look.

How can you increase your CRS score to get Express Entry Canada PR Invitation?

If you have not been able to receive the Canada PR invitation since long, you don’t need to be disappointed, as you can still increase your points on CRS Score Calculator and subsequently, get the invitation for Canada PR. The best option you have is to apply in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Almost every Province in Canada has a PNP, through which, it invite the skilled and talented people to support the labour market and economy of the province. The PNPs also have relatively relaxed points as well as process requirements, compared to federal immigration system, which makes the life easy for the applicants. Hence, PNP provide best way to raise your points on CRS Calculator.

How to increase your CRS score through a Provincial Nominee Program?

Every provincial nominee program in Canada has different process, eligibility requirements as well as streams. The express Entry stream of a PNP is highly popular among the immigration applicants. If you apply and get selected in EE stream of a provincial nominee program, you become eligible for nomination to apply Canadian permanent residency. However, you need to have your account registered in federal express entry stream under any of the below three categories of the EE system, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Based on the provincial nomination, you get 600 additional CRS points in express entry system. You can calculate your score on CRS score Calculator after receiving such huge additional points, and you will find that you got a massive score (closed to 1000 mark). Such massive Express entry score ensures that you get the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency in the very next draw of federal EE system.

How to apply in the EE stream of a PNP?

As mentioned above, you need to have account in EE system if you are willing to apply in the EE stream of a PNP and also meet the basic eligibility criteria. Now, to apply in the EE stream, there are two pathways, depending on the PNP you have chosen to apply, i.e.

  • Receive NOI first: A PNP access the Express entry pool, explore the submitted EE profiles and subsequently, issue the Notification of Interest to the applicants who meet the basic parameters of the given EE stream of the relevant PNP. On receipt of the NOI, the applicant applies in the EE stream of a PNP by submitting his/her EOI (Expression of Interest). The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) follows this process.
  • Submit EOI: In second pathway, the applicant who has an express entry account can directly submit the EOI (Expression of Interest) in the Express entry stream of a PNP. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) follows this process. The SINP introduced the EOI (Expression of Interest)

Once you submit the Expression of Interest (EOI), the province assess the submitted EOI profiles, and subsequently, issue the Invitation to Apply for provincial nomination to the selected applicants.

What are the other ways to increase your Express entry score?

Find below the other ways to increase you Express entry points:

  • Extra points for good French Skills: You can get extra points for your good French skills (NCLC 7 or higher on all 4 French language skills)as per below arrangement:
    • 15 extra points if you scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or you have not had an English test); or
    • 30 extra points if you scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills
  • Bonus points for Sibling in Canada: you can get 15 additional points, if you or your spouse have a sibling living in Canada as permanent resident or citizen.
  • Arranged employment: Although, it’s not compulsory these days, however, if you have a job offer from Canadian employer, you can get additional CRS points based on the same.
  • Increase your language proficiency: If your first language proficiency score (i.e. IELTS test score in English) is not very high, you can sit in the test again to increase your band score and hence, get the extra points based on the same.
  • Enhance the Educational Qualification: You can also earn some extra points by enhancing your educational qualification. For instance, if you are graduate, you can get Master’s degree to earn higher points, moreover, Doctoral degree (i.e. PhD you can earn maximum points).
  • More Work Experience: Gaining more Work Experience and adding the same in your resume can help you earn some express entry valuable points on Canada CRS Calculator.

Now, if you need assistance to enhance your point score through PNP or other pathways, in order to win the Canadian PR invitation from IRCC this year, you may get in touch with a trusted immigration consultant for inclusive process assistance. A consultant uses its experience and expertise to guide you through the process best way.

Get Assistance from Registered Immigration Consultant

In case, you need any help, advice or assistance to increase your express entry point score on Canada CRS Calculator and obtain Canada PR invitation based on the same, you may get in touch with IRCC Registered Migration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration.

Visas Avenue is largely popular and trusted Visa and Immigration Consultancy specialized in Canadian permanent residency process. The VA team has vast experience dealing in all Canada immigration programs and procedures. This is the reason that it plays a vital role in helping applicants get the Canada PR approval. Moreover, it has outstanding annual success rate of more than 90 percent in terms of received client visa approvals.

Lastly, if you are all set to raise your point score and get Canada PR, You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number-78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.



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