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Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

 Candidates who submits a profile to the Express Entry pool, are ranked using the (Comprehensive Ranking System) CRS score.  The highest-ranking candidates receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.

A. Core / Human Capital component

Age

AGE
With a spouse or common-law partner
Without a spouse or common-law partner
17 years 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 or more
0
0
Maximum
100
110

Education

Level of Education
With a spouse or common-law partner
Without a spouse or common-law partner
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 other institute
84
90
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute
91
98
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute
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
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
Maximum
140
150

Language

First Official Language Factors
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability
With a spouse or common-law partner
Without a spouse or common-law partner
*Points are awarded for each language ability
 
 
Less than CLB 4
Less than CLB 4
Less than CLB 4
CLB 4 or 5
CLB 4 or 5
CLB 4 or 5
CLB 6
8
9
CLB 7
16
17
CLB 8
22
23
CLB 9
29
31
CLB 10 or more
32
34
Maximum
128
136
Second Official Language Factors
*Points are awarded for each language ability
 
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability
With a spouse or common-law partner
Without a spouse or common-law partner
CLB 4 or less
0
0
CLB 5 or 6
1
1
CLB 7 or 8
3
3
CLB 9 or more
6
6
Maximum
22
24
 

Canadian Work Experience

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

Subtotal: A – Core / human capital factors
With a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 460 points
Without a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 500 points

B – Spouse or common-law partner
Level of Education

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of education
With spouse or common-law partner
Without spouse or common-law partner
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 other institute
6
n/a
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical in school, or other institute
7
n/a
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other 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
Maximum
10
Does Not Apply

Spouse or common-law partner’s official language abilities

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
With spouse or common-law Partner
Without spouse or common-law partner
 
*Points are awarded for each language ability
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
5
n/a
Maximum
20
Does Not Apply
 

Spouse or Common-law partner Work Experience


Spouse’s Canadian work experience
With spouse or common-law partner
Without spouse or common-law partner
None or less than a year
0
n/a
1 year
5
n/a
2 years
7
n/a
3 years
8
n/a
4 years
9
n/a
5 years or more
10
n/a
Maximum
10
Does Not Apply

Subtotal: A – Core / human capital
+ B – Spouse or common-law partner factors –
Maximum 500 points

C – Skill Transferability factors
(Maximum 100 points for this section) Education and Language Proficiency

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degree
Points for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9
Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
Secondary school (high school) credential or less
0
0
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer
13
25
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer
25
50
Maximum
25
50

Education and Canadian Work Experience

With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree
Points for education + 1 year of Canadian work experience
Points for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
Secondary school (high school) credential or less
0
0
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer
13
25
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer
25
50
Maximum
25
50

Foreign Work Experience – with CLB 7 or Higher

Years of experience
Points for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 9
Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
No foreign work experience
0
0
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience
13
25
3 years or more of foreign work experience
25
50
Maximum
25
50
 

Canadian Work Experience and Foreign Work Experience

Years of experience
Points for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience
Points for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
No foreign work experience
0
0
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience
13
25
3 years or more of foreign work experience
25
50
Maximum
25
50

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

Factor
Points
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)
15
French language skills
50
Post-secondary education in Canada
30
Arranged employment
200
PN nomination
600
Maximum
600
Approximately every two weeks, the Canadian government conducts an Express Entry draw, where they issue a round of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to the highest-ranking candidate