December 8, 2021

How Many Points Are Required For Canada PR?

Canada’s Immigration is a point-based system. So, to apply for a Canada PR Visa and get an ITA through the express entry program, you will have to bag the latest CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score cut-off.

Wondering what your CRS score or Express entry points are?

It is a parameter used to rank the profiles in the express entry pool. Your CRS score is determined by various factors like your level of education, work experience, age, language proficiency, etc.

The minimum score required to be eligible for Canada PR Visa through the Express Entry program is 67 points out of a total of 100 points. Only if you score 67 points will you be able to create a profile in the express entry program.

If you are looking to migrate to Canada, you might want to check your eligibility for the Canada PR Visa. This article will help you evaluate yourself for Canadian immigration through the Express entry program.

 

What is My Canada CRS Score?

For each factor mentioned in this section, a maximum number of points can be awarded.

#1 Age – Maximum 12 Points

#2 Level of Education – Maximum 25 Points

#3 Official Language Proficiency – Maximum 28 Points

#4 Canadian Work Experience – Maximum 15 Points

#5 Arranged Employment – Maximum 10 Points

#6 Adaptability – Maximum 10 Points

 

#1 Age – Maximum 12 Points

When it comes to age, the maximum score that can be awarded is 12 points. With a spouse or common-law partner, you can bag more points.

To bag maximum points, you have to be of the age 18-35. Candidates above the age of 35 get the minimum number of points, and those above 45 get literally zero points.

#2 Level of Education – Maximum 25 Points

The maximum number of points you can score under this section is 150 points, which is awarded to candidates with a university-level credential at the Doctoral level. Without a spouse or common-law partner, you will only be given 140 points. Let’s see how points vary depending on your education level. Remember, these are points for candidates without a spouse or common-law partner.

  • Secondary school or high school – 5 points
  • One-year post-secondary program – 15 points
  • Two-year post-secondary program – 19 points
  • 3-years or longer post-secondary program certification – 21 points
  • Two or more post-secondary program certifications, of which at least one lasts for three years or longer – 22 points
  • Master’s level or professional degree – 23 points
  • Doctoral level – 25 points

#3 Official Language Proficiency – Maximum 28 Points

Your language capabilities are analyzed based on four subcategories: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. When all the subcategories add up, the maximum number of points an individual will be awarded is 24 points for the first official language and an additional 4 points for the second official language. In addition, in case your spouse or common-law partner proves their language proficiency, you will be awarded an extra 5 points.

IELTS is the test that you will have to undergo to prove your language proficiency in the English language. As for the French language, it is TEF.

Furthermore, points are awarded based on CLB level. For example, CLB level 7 is awarded 4 points, CLB level 8 is given 5 points, and CLB level 9 is offered 6 points. For the second official language, CLB level 4 is given 5 points.

#4 Canadian Work Experience – Maximum 15 Points

The maximum number of points you can bag for Canadian work experience is 15 for six years or more. Let’s look at how the points are distributed based on the number of years you have spent working.

  • One year – 9 points
  • Two to three years – 11 points
  • Four to five years – 13 points
  • Six years or more – 15 points

#5 Arranged Employment – Maximum 10 Points

You will be awarded a maximum of 10 points under the arranged employment category if you have a valid offer from a Canadian employer. Below mentioned are the two conditions you will have to meet under this category.

  • You should currently be working in Canada on a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) based work permit in a skilled occupation listed in the National Occupation Classification (NOC).
  • Or, you should be working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement.

Lastly, you should also hold a valid Canadian work permit or should be authorized to work in Canada.

#6 Adaptability – Maximum 10 Points

You will be given an additional 10 points if your spouse or common-law partner is willing to migrate to Canada and also for your adaptability.

  • Previous work experience in Canada in a skilled occupation for one year or more – 10 points
  • Educational experience in Canada – 5 points
  • Arranged employment in Canada – 5 points
  • Relatives in Canada – 5 points
  • Spouses/partners previous work in Canada – 5 points
  • Spouses/partners previous educational experience in Canada – 5 points
  • Spouses/partners language ability (CLB 4 or higher) – 5 points

Pelican Migration Consultants Can Help

At Pelican Migration Consultants, we take pride in our experience assisting numerous individuals who immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry program. Our qualified immigration consultants are equipped with the resources to accurately assess your profile and help you choose the most appropriate course of action that fits your immigration needs.

Leveraging our experience of over five years in the dynamic Canadian immigration industry, we help aspiring immigrants achieve their overseas dreams. Ask around, and you will learn that we are among the best and most highly reliable Canada immigration consultants in the industry with a fantastic track record.

So, reach out to us and let us help you with your immigration goals.