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How to Earn Extra CRS Points to receive the ITA in Express Entry System

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 04, Jun 2021

visas default image Canada's Express Entry system is the most popular and fastest pathway to apply for and obtain the Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa. However, high CRS score requirement in periodic draws, often remain the point of concern for the candidates registered in the EE system.

Hence, in such a situation, best thing is to work towards enhancing your point score, instead of waiting for the ITA (Invitation to Apply) draw after draw. So, what are the options to increase the Express Entry CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score?

Get Additional CRS points to increase your CRS score

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offer the additional points to the candidates, which can help increase the existing CRS score in the EE system.

Add Massive 600 extra points to your EE account

The highest number of additional CRS points, i.e. 600 points you may get for the provincial nomination. To get the provincial nomination for Canada PR visa, you need to apply in a Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). If you apply to a PNP and subsequently obtain the provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR), you become eligible to receive the 600 extra CRS points.

Also read-How to increase your CRS score for Express Entry system

This addition of points drastically increase your existing CRS score and consequently, makes you eligible to receive the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR visa from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). What are the other ways to increase your CRS score?

You can also improve your CRS score based on some additional factors, i.e. your sibling in Canada, proficiency in French language, education in Canada, arranged employment, etc. Factors to earn Additional CRS points

Additional points Maximum 600 points
Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 15
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or didn't take an English test) 25
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills 50
Post-secondary education in Canada - credential of one or two years 15
Post-secondary education in Canada - credential three years or longer 30
Arranged employment - NOC 00 200
Arranged employment - any other NOC 0, A or B 50
Provincial or territorial nomination 600

Sibling in Canada

If you have a sibling in Canada, who is a citizen or permanent resident, you can earn up to 15 points in your EE account.

Proficiency in French

If English is your primary language, but you are also good in French communication or vice versa, you can earn some valuable additional points in EE system.

You can also earn additional CRS points for your post-secondary education or arranged employment from Canada.

Lastly, if you wish to enhance your CRS point score in federal Express Entry System to get the ITA for Canadian PR visa, you may contact Visas Avenue for trusted advice, assistance and support.

Visas Avenue is a leading Immigration Consultant for Canada that every year helps hundreds of applicants successfully apply for the Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

To enrol with VA team, you may call on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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