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CRS Score is below 400 Find out your chances of obtaining Canadian PR

Posted - 07, Dec 2016

In last couple of years, immigration to Canada has become the contest of immigration points or CRS score. This has become more so after the launch of new Express Entry System of Canada immigration and Permanent Residency. Express Entry is the point based and online immigration system of Canada launched by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in January, 2015. Canada Immigration applicants registered in express entry system have been given a new success mantra, i.e.

Higher the CRS score, better are the chances of obtaining PR Visa

In the current express entry system of Canada immigration, candidates with high CRS Score (between 450 to 500 points) often have better chance of acquiring the invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residency Visa. On the other end, the candidates with CRS Score below 450, considered competent for the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). This is what the up to date Express Entry Draw statistics suggests. So the key question here is, Visas Avenue Eligibility Enquiry Button          

What are your chances with CRS Score beyond 400?

Well, to obtain the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for PR visa is really difficult with CRS Score below 400, and there are no two ways about it, however, if you make extra efforts, you can still make your score count. If your score is below 400, you can still get the PR in Canada, by obtaining some additional points based on below two things, i.e.
  • Canadian job offer
As per the immigration rule changes introduced on November 19, 2016, a job offer from Canada will allocate you 200 points, if it is in the occupation category 00 of NOC (National Occupational Classification) of Canada. Here is the list of occupations included in 00 category of NOC.
  • 0011 Legislators
  • 0012 Senior government managers and officials
  • 0013 Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
  • 0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
  • 0015 senior managers - trade, broadcasting, and other services, n.e.c.
  • 0016 Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities
However, any other employment offer in Canada, 50 CRS points will be allocated to you.
  • Nomination from a province in Canada
If you are able to get the nomination from any province in Canada, you will get the 600 additional points. While the employment offer points have been reduced from 600 to 200 and 50 respectively, wide immigration rule changes on November 19, 2016, no change has been made to the points for nomination from a Canadian province. So, if you are able to acquire any of the above two things, your ITA (Invitation to apply) from IRCC will become almost certain. Visas Avenue Expert Help Support Button      

How to get key assistance to obtain PR visa in Canada?

If you seek vital assistance for Canada immigration and PR process, you can get in touch with the registered Canada immigration specialists and professionals at Visas Avenue Immigration. The Visas Avenue is the leading Canada Immigration Consultancy service with dedicated offices in Bangalore, Delhi, and Hyderabad. To speak to the expert at Visas Avenue, you may call at 011-48447777, 011-46194650 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), or 080-46668222 (Bangalore). Also, forward your immigration associated queries to email id-


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