Comprehensive Ranking System | Express Entry | Canada Immigration

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)- Express Entry

The CRS ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry.  The CRS ranks candidates based of the following factors:

  • core human factors

  • accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors

  • skill transferability factors

  • factors relating to a provincial nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment

 

Candidates are awarded points under the above 4 categories for which they posses the various skills and attributes.

 

There are a total of 1,200 points available under the CRS.

Candidates without an accompanying spouse or common-law partner can score:

  • a maximum of 500 points  for core human capital factors

  • a maximum of 100 points for skill transferability factors

  • 600 points for a provincial nomination

  • 50 - 200 points for an offer of arranged employment

  • 15 - 30 points for Canadian study experience

 

Candidates with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner can score:

  • a maximum of 460 points for core human capital factors of the principal applicant;

  • a maximum of 40 points for the core human capital factors of the spouse or common-law partner

  • a maximum of 100 points for skill transferability factors

  • 600 points for a provincial nomination

  • 50 - 200 points for an offer of arranged employment

  • 15 - 30 points for Canadian study experience

Point Scoring:  Core Human Capital Factors

In the tables below, "PA" refers to the principal applicant (person who is applying) and "spouse" refers to the spouse or common-law partner.

Age

Level of Education

First Language Ability (English or French)

Note:  Points are awarded for each language ability: Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening

Second Language Ability (English or French)

Note:  Points are awarded for each language ability: Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening

Canadian Work Experience

Point Scoring:  Skill Transferability Factors

The are 5 sections within this scoring category.  Total Maximum Points that can be awarded for this entire

category= 100 points.  If a candidate scores more than 100 points, only 100 points will be awarded. The same is true for the spouse.

Education and Canadian Work Experience

Education and Language Ability

Language Ability and Non-Canadian Work Experience

Canadian and non-Canadian Work Experience

Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability

Point Scoring:  Additional Points

Additional points are awarded for three 3 categories below. Total maximum points for all 3 categories is 600 Points.

Points are only assigned for Canadian study experience if, for the purpose of obtaining the credential, the candidate satisfies the following requirements:

  • studied in Canada at a Canadian educational institution

  • was enrolled in full-time study or training for at least eight months

  • was physically present in Canada for at least eight months

The maximum available number of points for these additional factors for any one candidate is 600 points. Therefore, if a candidate has completed a Canadian post-secondary study program and obtains an enhanced nomination certificate from a Canadian province, he or she will be awarded a maximum of 600 points for these additional factors, and not above 600 points.

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