CRS Score Calculator – Express Entry Canada Points Calculator

CRS Score Calculator - Express Entry Canada Points Calculator

Check your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score and Evaluate your Eligibility for Canada Express Entry

Canada’s Express Entry System is the federal immigration pathway that helps eligible candidates to immigrate to Canada. Candidates need to meet a certain Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to get an invitation to apply from the express entry system, this score can be evaluated through the CRS calculator for Express Entry Points Calculator.

4 factors are used to determine the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score Calculator, these factors include the applicant’s age, work experience, job title, spouse points, and additional points based on additional certificate or adaptability. You can check the points grid for Express Entry Below the calculator.

CRS Score Calculator

You need to make sure that your CRS score is above the minimum points score of your round of invitations.

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score Points Grid

A total 4 factors are determined for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score, Factor 1. Core/human capital (Maximum 500 Points) + Factor 2. Spouse or common-law partner factors (if applicable Maximum 40 points) + Factor 3. Transferability factors (Maximum  100 Points) + Factor 4. Additional points (Maximum 600 Points) = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points.

Out of 1,200 points, you would need to score a minimum of 400 points in CRS Calculator to be eligible for Canada Express Entry. Below is the points grid for the CRS Score Calculator:

Data is Sourced from canada.ca

Factor 1:  Core/Human Capital Factors (Maximum 500 Points)Points per Factor
With a Spouse or Common-law PartnerWithout a Spouse or Common-law Partner
Age100110
Level of Education140150
Official Languages Proficiency150160
Canadian Work Experience7080
Factor 2. Spouse or Common-law Partner Factors (Maximum 40 points)
Level of Education10
Official Language Proficiency20
Canadian Work Experience10
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or Common-law Partner FactorsMaximum 500 points (with or without a spouse or common-law partner)
Factor 3. Skill Transferability Factors (Maximum 100 points)
EducationPoints per factor (Maximum 50)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree50
Foreign Work ExperiencePoints per factor (Maximum 50)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (CLB level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience50
Certificate of Qualification (for people in trade occupations)Points per factor (Maximum 50)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification50
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or Common-law Partner + C. Transferability FactorsMaximum 600 points
Factor 4. Additional Points (Maximum 600 points)
FactorMaximum points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)15
French language skills50
Post-secondary education in Canada30
Arranged employment – TEER 0 Major group 00200
Arranged employment – NOC TEER 1, 2 or 3, or any TEER 0 other than Major group 0050
PN nomination600

Factor 1:  Core/Human Capital Factors + Factor 2. Spouse or Common-law Partner Factors (Factor 1 + Factor 2 = Maximum 500 Points) + Factor 3. Skill Transferability Factors + Factor 4. Additional Points = 1200 Points

Express Entry Score Points Grid

When accompanied by a spouse or common-law partner, the maximum total points you will get is 460 in CRS Points Calculator.

Without spouse or common-law partner, the maximum total points for all Human Capital factors is 500.

AgeWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 100 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 110 points)
17 years of age or less00
18 years of age9099
19 years of age95105
20 to 29 years100110
30 years of age95105
31 years of age9099
32 years of age8594
33 years of age8088
34 years of age7583
35 years of age7077
36 years of age6572
37 years of age6066
38 years of age5561
39 years of age5055
40 years of age4550
41 years of age3539
42 years of age2528
43 years of age1517
44 years of age56
45 years of age or more00

Level of Education

Level of EducationWith 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)00
Secondary diploma (high school graduation)2830
One-year degree, diploma, or certificate from a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute8490
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute9198
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute112120
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years119128
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.)126135
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)140150

Official languages proficiency – first official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 128 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 136 points)
Less than CLB 400
CLB 4 or 566
CLB 689
CLB 71617
CLB 82223
CLB 92931
CLB 10 or more3234

Official languages proficiency – second official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 22 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 24 points)
CLB 4 or less00
CLB 5 or 611
CLB 7 or 833
CLB 9 or more66

Canadian work experience

Canadian work experienceWith a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 70 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 80 points)
None or less than a year00
1 year3540
2 years4653
3 years5664
4 years6372
5 years or more7080

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of education

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of educationWith spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 10 points)Without spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
Less than secondary school (high school)0n/a
Secondary school (high school graduation)2n/a
One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute6n/a
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute7n/a
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute8n/a
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years9n/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.)10n/a
Doctoral-level university degree (PhD)10n/a

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s official languages proficiency – first official language

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 less0n/a
CLB 5 or 61n/a
CLB 7 or 83n/a
CLB 9 or more5n/a

Spouse’s Canadian work experience

Spouse’s Canadian work experienceMaximum 10 pointsWithout spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
None or less than a year0n/a
1 year5n/a
2 years7n/a
3 years8n/a
4 years9n/a
5 years or more10n/a

Education

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degreePoints for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9 (Maximum 25 points)Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
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 longer2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required2550
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550

With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree

With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degreePoints for education + 1 year of Canadian work experience (Maximum 25 points)Points for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience (Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
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 longer2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required2550
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550

Foreign work experience – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher)

Years of ExperiencePoints for Foreign Work Experience + CLB 7 or more on all abilities, with one under 9 (Max 25)Points for Foreign Work Experience + CLB 9 or more on all abilities (Max 50)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550

Foreign work experience – With Canadian work experience

Years of ExperiencePoints for Foreign Work Experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience (Max 25)Points for Foreign Work Experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience (Max 50)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550

CriteriaPoints for CLB 5 or more on all abilities, with one under 7 (Max 25)Points for CLB 7 or more on all abilities (Max 50)
With a certificate of qualification2550

This makes your profile Factor 1 (Core / human capital factors) + Factor 2 (Spouse or common-law partner factors) + Factor 3 (Skill transferability factors) = 600 points in total.

 

Additional PointsMaximum 600 points
Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident15
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 skills50
Post-secondary education in Canada – credential of one or two years15
Post-secondary education in Canada – credential three years or longer30
Arranged employment – NOC TEER 0 Major group 00200
Arranged employment – NOC TEER 1, 2 or 3, or any TEER 0 other than Major Group 0050
Provincial or territorial nomination600

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a CRS Score?

The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score is a points-based system used by Canada’s Express Entry immigration system. It is used to assess candidates based on factors like age, education, language proficiency, and work experience. The score determines a candidate’s ranking in the Express Entry pool, and those with higher scores are invited to apply for permanent residence during periodic draws.

There are a total 4 factors in CRS Score Calculator that include core human capital, accompanying spouse or partner factors, skill transferability, and additional points for factors like a job offer or provincial nomination.

How CRS Score is Calculated?

The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score is calculated for Express Entry candidates in Canada based on factors like age, education, language proficiency, and work experience. Points are awarded for each factor, including those of an accompanying spouse or partner, also for skill transferability. You can check the points grid above or use CRS Calculator to know more. You can use the calculator for Canadian experience class (CEC) calculator too.

What is the minimum CRS score for Express Entry?

The minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score for Express Entry is not a fixed number as it can vary with each draw to get an invitation from Express Entry. To be eligible for Express Entry you would need a minimum of 400 CRS Score.

How to improve your CRS Score?

If you want to improve your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score for Express Entry, consider using these method:

  1. Enhance Language Proficiency: Retake language tests for higher scores. It’s the most popular and quick way to improve your CRS Score.
  2. Upgrade Education: Consider additional education for more points. This will significantly improve your CRS Score.
  3. Accrue Work Experience: Gain more skilled work experience. It’s time time-consuming method worth it.
  4. Seek Provincial Nomination: Secure a nomination from a Canadian province. Will help you gain 600 points to guarantee your invitation.
  5. Spousal Factors: Improve your spouse’s language proficiency or educational qualifications.
  6. Adaptability Points: Consider factors like having a Canadian sibling or gaining Canadian work experience.

How can a Provincial Nominee Program increase my CRS score?

A Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination increases your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score by providing additional 600 points in your CRS Score. This boost significantly improves your ranking in the Express Entry pool, this enhances your chances of nearly 100% getting invitations from the federal express entry system.

Is 450 a good CRS score?

A CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 450 in the Express Entry system is considered not that competitive compared to the recent express entry draws. You can consider the following recent draws, check last draws and compare your score accordingly, check your score through CRS Score Calculator 2024 above.

Does the NOC code affect the CRS score?

Yes, the NOC (National Occupational Classification) code significantly affects the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. It determines the skill level and type of work experience, NOC Level 0, and NOC Level A has the highest scores, followed by NOC B, and then NOC C and D.

How does having a spouse affect CRS Score?

Having a spouse affects your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score in Express Entry. Points are awarded for your spouse’s education, language proficiency, and work experience. A higher-scoring spouse can significantly boost your overall CRS score, but these factors apply only if your spouse is accompanying you to Canada and is not a Canadian citizen or PR.

Why is the CRS score increasing every year?

The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score in Express Entry can increase over time due to various factors, including an increasing number of candidates in the pool than what is actually needed in the market, changes in immigration policies and increased demand for specific industry-related jobs in the market.

What are targeted draws in the express entry?

Targeted draws in Express Entry focus on specific criteria or characteristics, selecting candidates based on skills, qualifications, or experiences aligned with Canada’s economic or immigration goals.

What are STEM Category draws?

STEM refers to Science, Technology, engineering, and mathematics, this defines draws related to specific categories and NOCs where targeted groups of jobs are invited with each draw that could be health, tech, trades or more.

Why is my CRS score low?

If you have a low CRS score this could be because of various reasons such as education, work experience, and Job NOC Level, you can check your CRS score through the CRS score calculator above. Also, check how you can increase your CRS Score to know more about increasing your CRS Score for your profile.

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