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Canada Express Entry Program-CRS Points System 2019

The Canada Express Entry CRS point system is an important tool for candidates to calculate their points for immigration to Canada in 2019. Express entry program is the flagship program for Canada Immigration for skilled immigrants all over the world. Points-based program that manages the profile of the candidates who have applied under the skilled immigration program – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
With the help of these points candidate’s profiles are ranked in the express pool that’s the main motive of using the CRS ranking system ( Comprehensive Ranking System) They use the CRS points system to know how many points one is able to score. Candidates whose profiles ranks the highest in express pool based on the CRS points, they are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent residence visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

What is the Comprehensive Ranking System?

CRS points System is an important tool that allows a candidate to calculate the points that are required in order to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian government’s Federal Skilled Immigration Programs. Comprehensive Ranking System & CRS points are awarded to candidates based on factors like age, language proficiency, educational qualifications, etc.

The CRS is a point-based system that was implemented in 2015 to select the best candidates for Canada to give them permanent residency. Many people believe that CRS and 67 points-based systems are the same. However, these both differ from each other in many aspects.
The comprehensive ranking system includes 3 essential areas of a person’s profile :

  • key Human Factors (Applicant’s age, education, work experience, etc.)
  • Skill transferability factor (Canadian work experience or foreign work experience, language ability, etc.)
  • Additional Points (Canadian job offer, provincial nomination, etc.)

What is CRS score under Canada Immigration?

A comprehensive ranking system &  CRS  Scores are assigned to each candidate based on several factors including age, level of education, language proficiency, work experience, etc.

Beware that calculating your CRS points does not mean you are eligible for one of the three programs of Express Entry. You will need to make sure you are eligible for one of the three programs before. You see the eligibility criteria for each federal program here.
To be able to know your exact CRS score, if your degree is not Canadian, you will need your language test results and your educational credential evaluation (ECA).

If you do not have CRS Point, you can still try and see how many CRS points you can claim for other factors.

You can either use our CRS Calculator Tool below or calculate the score by yourself using the point tables provided here

How to calculate CRS under Express Entry Program?

Express Entry up-and-comers are given a score out of 1,200 dependent on the four significant areas:

A. Center/human capital factors: these incorporate focuses for Age, Education, Canadian Work Experience and Language capability. These are considered as key to financial accomplishment for outsiders.

B. Mate or custom-based law accomplice factors: these incorporate the going with life partner or custom-based law accomplice’s Language capability, Education, and Canadian Work Experience.

C. Aptitudes transferability: this area gives extra indicates your profile that depend on a mix of components, e.g a mix of your Education, Language capability, or potentially Non-Canadian Work Experience.

D. Extra focuses: This area grants 600 extra focuses for a Provincial designation, and other extra focuses for a substantial employment bid, and so on..

The table underneath outlines the most extreme focuses that can be granted for each factor. Be mindful so as to investigate each factor’s point by point tab to see how to compute your CRS score.

    
Section/FactorMaximum CRS points with spouse/partnerMaximum CRS points without spouse/partner
A & B. Core / human capital factors
  Age100110
  Education level150150
  Language proficiency170160
  Canadian work experience8080
Total A & B.500500
C. Skill transferability factors
  Combination of (i) Education and (ii) Language proficiency OR Canadian work experience5050
  Combination of (i) Non-Canadian work experience and (ii) Language proficiency OR Canadian work experience5050
  Combination of (i) a Certificate of qualification and (ii) Language proficiency5050
Total C.100100
D. Additional points
  Provincial nomination600600
  Valid job offer200200
  French abilities3030
  Sibling in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)1515
Total D.600600
TOTAL A + B + C + D12001200

Sections A & B. Human capital factors (Max 500 points)

 Age (Max points: 100 with spouse, 110 without)  
Age (years)CRS points without spouse/partnerCRS points with spouse/partner
17 or younger00
189990
1910595
20 to 29110100
3010595
319990
329485
338880
348375
357770
367265
376660
386155
395550
405045
413935
422825
431715
4465
45 or older00
Education Level (Max points: 150 points)   
For more information on how to get your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for your non-Canadian diploma,
Points are only awarded for the highest level of education obtained. The maximum points that can be awarded for education are 150 CRS points, either if single or with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner.
Education LevelCRS points without spouse/partnerCRS points with spouse/partner
Principal ApplicantSpouse/Partner
Doctoral (PhD) degree15014010
Master's degree, OR professional degree13512610
Two or more credentials, with a least one for a program of three years or more1281199
Three-year or more post-secondary credential1201128
Two-year post-secondary credential98917
One-year post-secondary credential90846
Secondary (high) school diploma30282
Less than secondary (high) school000
 Language proficiency (Max points: 170 with spouse, 160 without)   
You can choose your first official language if you take the French and English test. The tests where you scored the best marks is the one you should take as your first official language. For more information, you should check this language test page.
For your first official language, the following conversion table lets you know how many CRS points you can claim based on your test results. This table is per ability, so for example, if you got a Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) 7 for the four abilities (speaking, reading, listening, writing) and are single, you will get 17 x 4 = 68 points.
First Official LanguageCRS points without spouse/partnerCRS points with spouse/partner
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)Principal ApplicantSpouse/Partner
CLB3 or less000
CLB4660
CLB5661
CLB6981
CLB717163
CLB823223
CLB931295
CLB10 or more34325
For the second official language, the following conversion table lets you know how many CRS points you can earn, per ability.
There is no additional points for the second Official Language, there no need for your spouse or common-law partner to take French and English tests. 
​​CRS points with a spouse or partner cannot exceed a total 22 points.
Second Official LanguageCRS points without spouse/partnerCRS points with spouse/partner
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)
CLB4 or less00
CLB5 or CLB611
CLB7 or CLB833
CLB9 or more66
Canadian work experience (Max points: 80 points)   
You need to find your NOC here first, and then check if your job experience in that NOC is eligible here.
The maximum points that can be awarded for Canadian work experience are 80 CRS points, either if single or with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner.
Canadian Work ExperienceCRS points without spouse/partnerCRS points with spouse/partner
Principal ApplicantSpouse/Partner
Less than one year000
One year40355
Two years53467
Three years64568
Four years72639
Five years or more807010

Section C. Skill transferability factors (Max 100 points)

Education Level (Maximum 50 points)  
The skill transferability factors are the most important in your CRS score. You can add up to a 100 points to your score, almost guaranteeing you to be drawn from the pool. However, it is not easy. For candidates in the Federal Skilled Workers program (that do not have Canadian work experience), scoring a CLB9 in all four language abilities is what could make you stand out.
For example here, if you have at least CLB9 in all four abilities, and a Master's degree (which theoretically had to obtain a Bachelors first that is usually 4 years long), you will get an additional 50 points. This is why it is extremely important to assess all your credentials with an ECA and not just your highest degree (check here for the ECA page), it will not cost you more money if you do it in one take.
If you have CLB9 on all four abilities, you will not get to add up the points for CLB7 also. It's either one or the other.
You can check here on how to prepare your language tests.
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Education level + Language proficiencyMinimum CLB7 on the four language abilitiesMinimum CLB9 on the four language abilities
Post-secondary education of less than 1 year00
Post-secondary education of at least 1 year1325
At least 2 post-secondary credentials, one of which is a program at least 3 years2550
​This can come in handy if you are eligible to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), you could also get an additional 50 points if you satisfy to the two conditions below, on (i) the level of education, and (ii) the Canadian work experience. 
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Education level + Canadian work experienceAt least 1 year of Canadian work experienceAt least 2 years of Canadian work experience
Post-secondary education of less than 1 year00
Post-secondary education of at least 1 year1325
At least 2 post-secondary credentials, one of which is a program at least 3 years2550
​You cannot get more than 50 points in this category, even if you get the 50 points from the first table, and the 50 points from the second table. And you cannot get more than 100 points in this whole section C.
Foreign work experience (Maximum 50 points)  
​The skill transferability factors are the most important in your CRS score. You can add up to a 100 points to your score, almost guaranteeing you to be drawn from the pool. However, it is not easy. For candidates in the Federal Skilled Workers program, scoring a CLB 9 in all four language abilities is what could make you stand out.
For example here, if you have at least CLB 9 in all four abilities, and 3 years of foreign work experience (non-Canadian), you will get an additional 50 points.
If you have CLB9 on all four abilities, you will not get to add up the points for CLB7 also. It's either one or the other.
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Foreign work experience + Language proficiencyMinimum CLB7 on the four language abilitiesMinimum CLB9 on the four language abilities
Foreign work experience: Less than 1 year00
Foreign work experience: 1 to 2 years1325
Foreign work experience: at least 3 years2550
​This can come in handy if you are eligible to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), you could also get an additional 50 points if satisfy to the two conditions below, on (i) the foreign work experience, and (ii) the Canadian work experience. 
​ ​​
Canadian + Foreign Work ExperienceAt least 1 year of Canadian work experienceAt least 2 years of Canadian work experience
Foreign work experience: Less than 1 year00
Foreign work experience: 1 to 2 years1325
Foreign work experience: at least 3 years2550
​You cannot get more than 50 points in this category, even if you get the 50 points from the first table, and the 50 points from the second table. And you cannot get more than 100 points in this whole section.
Certificate of qualification (Maximum 50 points)  
This skill transferability factor concerns the candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Trades program, that hold a valid certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a competent provincial or federal authority. You can get an additional 50 points if your language proficiency in the four abilities is at CLB 7 and hold a certificate of qualification. For more on the eligibility under the Federal Skilled Trades program, you should check here.
If you have CLB7 on all four abilities, you will not get to add up the points for CLB5 also. It's either one or the other.
Certificate of qualification + Language proficiencyMinimum CLB5 on the four language abilitiesMinimum CLB7 on the four language abilities
Issued a certificate of qualification2550

Section D. Additional factors (Max 600 points)

Additional factors  
You can get up to 600 additional points.
You can check here how to prepare your French language test. 
For provincial nominations, you need to check which provinces have an Express Entry program and that is open. You can learn all about provincial nominations here.
Additional pointsMaximum 600 points
Provincial or territorial nomination acquired through an Express Entry aligned PNP stream600
Valid job offer in NOC skill type 00 (Senior Management)200
Valid job offer in NOC skill type/level 0, A or B50
Completion of post-secondary program in Canada, of at least 3 years in duration30
Completion of post-secondary program in Canada, of 1 or 2 years in duration15
French: at least CLB7 AND English: at least CLB5 - On all four language abilities30
French: at least CLB7 AND English: lower than CLB5 or no test results- On all four language abilities15
Sibling in Canada as Citizen or Permanent Resident15
​If during your studies in Canada, you received more than 50 percent of your education via distance learning, you should not get the additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for completion of post-secondary program in Canada.

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What are the minimum CRS points required to get Canada PR Visa – 2019-2020?

Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) holds express draws in regular interval period of time to issue the invitations to apply for Canada PR visa. Via these draws, IRCC is able to get the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the capable immigrants who were able to meet the CRS points cut-off set in the express draw.
The latest express draw was held on 30 October which set the minimum required CRS score at 475 points which is the latest CRS score at 475 points. Candidates who have their submitted in the express pool and have cleared the 475 points CRS cut-off were issued the invitations to apply for Canada PR Visa.

How the points are awarded in Canada CRS calculator for express entry 2019-2020?

Comprehensive Ranking System ( CRS) – a ranking system, ranks profiles of the express entry registered candidates in the express pool. These ranks are based on the CRS score. These points are awarded based on the following factors:

  • Core Human Capital Factors (Age, Educational Level, Language Proficiency and Work Experience)
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner Factors (Spouse’s/Common-law partner’s Educational Level, Language Proficiency and Work Experience)
  • Skill Transferability Factors
  • Bonus Points ( Sibling in Canada, French Language Proficiency, Arranged Employment, Provincial Nomination)

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