express-entry

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS):

CRS has the entire responsibility for a client’s nomination, based on CRS score an applicant will be invited to apply to apply Canada PR These factors include Age, work experience, language skills (English or French or both), education, approved Job offer, Approved provincial nomination etc.

Express Entry candidates are given a score out of 1,200 based on the four major sections:

  • Core / human capital factors: These include points for age, qualification, work experience and language. These are considered as key to economic success for immigrants.
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors: These include Spouse or common-law partner’s language skills and education.
  • Skills transferability: This section provides additional scores to your profile by accessing it based on combination of factors mentioned above e.g a combination of your Education and Work experience.
  • Additional points: This section awards 600 additional points for your previous connection in Canada or Provincial nomination.

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = 600 Points

A, Core/human capital Factors: 460/500

S.No Attributes Maximum Points
Married Un- Married
1 Age 100 110
2 Level of education 140 150
3 First official Language 128 136
4 Second official language 22 24
5 Canadian Work Experience 70 80

B, Spouse/Common law partner: 40

S.No Attributes Maximum Points
Married Un- Married
6 Level of education 10 NA
7 First official Language 20 NA
8 Canadian Work Experience 10 NA

C, Skills Transferability:100

S.No Attributes Maximum Points
9 Combination of Education and IELTS 50
10 Combination of Experience and IELTS 50

Additional Points: 600 Points

D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)
Factor Maximum points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15
French language skills 50
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PNP nomination 600


CRS points Summary:

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

Points breakdown, section by section

CRS – A. Core / human capital factors:

With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 460 points total for all factors.

Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 500 points total for all factors.

age: max 100/110 points

Age With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 100 points) Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 110 points)
17years of age or less 0 0
18 years of age 90 99
19 years of age 95 105
20 to 29 years of age 100 110
30 years of age 95 105
31 years of age 90 99
32 years of age 85 94
33 years of age 80 88
34 years of age 75 83
35 years of age 70 77
36 years of age 65 72
37 years of age 60 66
38 years of age 55 61
39 years of age 50 55
40 years of age 45 50
41 years of age 35 39
42 years of age 25 28
43 years of age 15 17
44 years of age 5 6
45 years of age more 0 0

Education: 150/140 Points

Level of Education With a spouse or common- law partner (Maximum 140 points) Without a Spouse or common- law partner (Maximum 150 points)
Less than secondary school (high school) 0 0
Secondary diploma (high school graduation) 28 30
One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a university,college, trade or technical school, or another institute 84 90
Two-year program at auniversity, college, trade or technical school, or another institute 91 98
Bachelor'sdegreeOR athree ormore-programata university, college,tradeortechnicalschool,oranotherinstitute 112 120
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years 119 128
Master's degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree,” the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine,dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.) 126 135
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.) 140 150

first official language 136/128

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening): 32 with a spouse or common-law partner 34 without a spouse or common-law partner

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 128 points) Without a Spouse or common- law partner (Maximum 136 points)
Less than CLB 4 0 0
CLB 4 or 5 6 6
CLB 6 8 9
CLB 7 16 17
CLB 8 22 23
CLB 9 29 31
CLB 10 or more 32 34

second official language 24/22 Points

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)
  • 6 without a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 22 points) Without a Spouse or common- law partner (Maximum 24 points)
CLB 4 or less 0 0
CLB 5 or 6 1 1
CLB 7 or 8 3 3
CLB 9 or more 6 6

Canadian work experience: 80/70 Points

Canadian work experience With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 70 points) Without a Spouse or common- law partner (Maximum 80 points)
None or less than a year 0 0
1 year 35 40
2 year 46 53
3 year 56 64
4 year 63 72
5 years or more 70 80


CRS – B. Spouse or common-law partner factors (if applicable) 40 Pts

Level of Education: 10 Points

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of education With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 10 points) Without a Spouse or common- law partner (Does not apply)
Less than secondary school (high school) 0 N/A
Secondary school (high school graduation) 2 N/A
One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or another institute 6 N/A
Two-yearprogramatauniversity,college,trade or technical in school, or another institute 7 N/A
Bachelor's degree OR a three or more-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or another institute 8 N/A
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years 9 N/A
Master's degree, or professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree”, the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry,optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.) 10 N/A
Doctoral level university degree (PhD) 10 N/A

first official language: 20 Points

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability (reading, writing, speaking and Listening) Maximum 20 points for section Maximum 5 points per ability Without spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
CLB 4 or less 0 N/A
CLB 5 or 6 1 N/A
CLB 7 or 8 3 N/A
CLB 9 or more 6 N/A

Spouse Canadian work experience: 10 Points

Spouse's Canadian work experience Maximum 10 points Without spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
None or less than a year 0 N/A
1 year 5 N/A
2 year 7 N/A
3 year 8 N/A
4 year 9 N/A
5 years or more 10 N/A


CRS - C. Skills transferability: 100 Points

Education + IELTS: 50 Points

Education + IELTS combination Diploma/Bachelor’s Double Bachelor’s/Master’s/P.HD
IELTS CLB 7 or 8 13 25
IELTS CLB 9 or above 25 50

Experience + IELTS: 50 Points

Experience + IELTS combination 1+ Years 3+ Years
IELTS CLB 7 or 8 13 25
IELTS CLB 9 or above 25 50

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors - Maximum 600 points



CRS – D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

Additional points Maximum 600 points
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-secondaryeducationin Canada-credentialofoneortwoyears 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
Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 15


A example of CRS points awarded to a Prospect

Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) Score:1200(600 points provided by federal government)
The Below score is generated with clients given IELTS Score

A, Core/human capital Factors: 500/460 points(Un-married 500/Married 460)

S.No Attributes Maximum Points Obtained points Logic
Married Un- Married
1 Age 100 110 75 34 years and 0 months of age
2 Level of education 140 150 126 Masters Note: Points allotted are subjected to assessment body
3 First official Language(IELTS) 128 136 116 IELTS score is CLB-9. i.e., 8.0 in Listening, 7.0 in Speaking, 7.0 in Reading, 7.0 in writing
4 Second official language(French) 22 24 NA NA
5 Canadian Work Experience 70 80 NA NA

B, Spouse/Common law partner: 40 points(10+20+10)

S.No Attributes Maximum points Obtained points Logic
6 Level of education(spouse) 10 8 Bachelors Note: Points allotted are subjected to assessment body
7 First official Language(spouse IELTS) 20 12 spouse requited IELTS score is CLB-7. i.e., 6.0 in Listening, 6.0 in Speaking, 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in writing
8 Canadian Work Experience(spouse) 10 NA NA

CRS - C. Skills transferability: 100 Points(50+50)

S.No Attributes Maximum points Obtained points Logic
9 Combination of experience and official language proficiency 50 50 3 of experience with official language proficiency (IELTS)
10 Combination of Education with official language proficiency 50 50 Education is subjected to assessment body with language proficiency(IELTS)
TOTAL POINTS 600 437 Any score above 400 has the potential chance to reach


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A, Core/human capital Factors: 460/500

S.No Attributes Maximum Points Your Score
Married Un- Married
1 Age 100 110
2 Level of education 140 150
3 First official Language 128 136
4 Second official language 22 24
5 Canadian Work Experience 70 80

B, Spouse/Common law partner: 40

S.No Attributes Maximum Points Your Score
Married Un- Married
6 Level of education 10 NA
7 First official Language 20 NA
8 Canadian Work Experience 10 NA

C, Skills Transferability: 100

S.No Attributes Maximum Points Your score
9 Combination of Education and IELTS 50
10 Combination of Experience and IELTS 50


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