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The Great White North offers a wide range of immigration pathways to its PR aspirants. There are more than 100+ immigration pathways that permit you to immigrate to Canada along with your family. However, choosing the right immigration pathway oneself can be challenging and tedious. Each Canadian immigration gateway holds different eligibility criteria. Whatever pathway you choose, you need to align with its requirements to get selected.

As per surveys, the most convenient and straightforward Canadian immigration pathway is Express Entry. Most PR candidates opt for this immigration pathway to become Canadian permanent residents. This immigration pathway (Express Entry) was inaugurated in Canada back in 2015 and the selection criterion has been replaced by the “Canada Express Entry Points-CRS."

If you apply via any program that comes under Express Entry, the CRS score plays a vital role. The higher the CRS score, the higher the possibility of getting an ITA in the draw. The Express Entry’s primary job role is to manage the application of three major economic programs. These economic programs are commonly known as FSWP, FSTP and CEC.

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FSWP, FSTP and CEC are three different immigration programs with different requirements under Express Entry. In order to be qualified for the EE (Express Entry) pool, you need to support the requirements of any program that falls under Express Entry. Once qualified, you will be entered into the EE pool with a CRS score.

Note: Candidates will get a CRS score only if they apply through the programs that fall under Express Entry. There are only three programs that Express Entry manages; FSWP, FSTP, and CEC. Candidates can expect their PR visa within 6 to 8 months post-submission of the PR application. On the other hand, the processing times are longer if you submit the application for a PR visa through any other program.

Which Program under ExpressEntry is Right for You?

As mentioned earlier, Express Entry is responsible for managing the application of three major economic programs. These economic programs are FSWP, FSTP and CEC. Each immigration pathway brings different skilled workers to Canada. However, in order to be qualified, you require to stand with the program’s requirements. Kindly check the eligibility criteria of each immigration pathway to know with which program you stand in line:

FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program)

  • Acquiring 67 points out of 100 in the FSWP assessment grid
  • One year of paid work experience in an occupation listed under NOC TEER categories
  • No Canadian job offer requirement
  • Minimum of Graduation or equivalent education
  • Minimum CLB 7, either in English or French

FSTP (Federal Skilled Trade Program)

  • Two years of work experience in the last 5 years in any skilled trade
  • Occupation must be falling under either NOC TEER 2 or TEER 3 category
  • Required a Canadian job offer from a Canadian employer for at least one year and
  • Must be with a certificate of qualification in that particular skilled trade from either province or federal government

CEC (Canadian Experience Class)

  • One year of Canadian work experience in any of the NOC TEER categories within the last three years
  • CLB 7 either in English or French for NOC TEER 0 and 1
  • CLB 5 either in English or French for NOC TEER 2 and 3

Once you have qualified for any program, you will be in the pool of applicants with a CRS score. The CRS score is allotted to you based on factors like age, highest qualification, work experience etc. You will get an ITA for a PR visa if you score a CRS equivalent or above the cut-off.

The IRCC will also start conducting skill-based draws in 2023. In the skill-based draws, the IRCC will be sending ITAs to applicants who can contribute to the labour market and the Canadian economy. Candidates supporting any in-demand occupation in Canada will have a high chance of getting an ITA. Along with the CRS, your occupation and other factors will also be highly considered.

Note: FSWP stands out as the sole program under Express Entry that doesn’t demand a Canadian job offer and work experience. Immigrating to Canada through this program is much easier than other programs under Express Entry. For instance, if you opt for the CEC, you must have 1 year of Canadian work experience to be qualified for the program. And if you choose FSTP, you must have a Canadian job offer for at least and certificate of qualification in that skilled trade. Along with these requirements, there are some other requirements that you need to support. Therefore, if you wish to immigrate to Canada, opt for the FSWP. This program has minimal requirements, as listed above, which are easy to fulfill.

How can You Calculateyour CRS Score?

As listed earlier, the higher your CRS is, the higher your options for getting an ITA in the Express Entry draw. Therefore, you should always aim to score as high as possible. Your entire Canadian immigration journey relies on the CRS score if applied through Express Entry.

Once you enter the Express Entry pool, you will get a CRS score based on multiple factors. Irrespective of the program you apply through, you will be in the pool of applicants. However, you must note that you will remain unqualified if you don’t meet the requirements. In order to enter the pool, you are bound to meet the eligibility criteria of any program that comes under Express Entry.

Kindly refer to the below-listed breakdown to calculate your total CRS score. Candidates must note that the CRS remains different for candidates with and without a spouse.

The CRS score is divided into three major factors that are as follows:

  • Core Human Capital Factor
  • Skill Transferability
  • Additional factors
FACTORS CANADA PR POINTS
Core Human Capital Factors 460 (With Spouse)
500 (Without Spouse)
Skill Transferability Factor 100
Additional Factor 100
Total 1200

Core Human Capital Factors: There are two tables mentioned below. The first table is for candidates immigrating to Canada with their spouses. On the other hand, the second table is for candidates who are immigrating as a sole applicant. You can choose any table that represents your needs.

Factors Points (Principal Applicant) Points (Partner)
Age 100 NA
Education Level 140 10
Language Proficiency 150 20
Canadian Work Experience 70 40
Total 460 40
Factors Points (Principal Applicant)
Age 110
Education Level 150
Language Proficiency 160
Canadian Work Experience 80
Total 500

Skill Transferability Factor: Under the Comprehensive Ranking System, this factor allows you to grab a maximum of 100 points. You must note that you can fetch more than 100 points against this factor.

Post-secondary education with proficiency in the first official language CLB 7 or more in all competencies of the first official language CLB 9 or more in all competencies of the first official language
High School certificate or less 0 0
Post-secondary program of one year or more 13 25
Two or more Post-secondary programs and a minimum of one program must be three years in duration or more 25 50
Master’s Degree or a Professional Degree (Licensed Profession) 25 50
Doctoral Level Degree (Ph.D.) 25 50
Foreign Work Experience (Home Country) CLB 7 or more in all competencies of the first official language with Foreign Work Experience (Home Country) CLB 9 or more in all competencies of the first official language with Foreign Work Experience (Home Country)
1 to 2 Years of Work Experience 13 25
3 Years or More of Work Experience 25 50
Foreign Work Experience (Home Country) CLB 7 or more in all competencies of the first official language with Foreign Work Experience (Home Country) CLB 9 or more in all competencies of the first official language with Foreign Work Experience (Home Country)
1 to 2 Years of Work Experience 13 25
3 Years or More of Work Experience 25 50

Additional Factor: Under this factor of CRS, you can claim a maximum of 600 points. In order to calculate your points against it, please take a look at the below-listed table.

Factors CANADA PR POINTS
Any Blood Connection in Canada 15
French Language Proficiency 50
Post-Secondary Education in Canada 30
Arranged Employment in Canada 50-200
PNP Nomination 600
Maximum Points 600

You will get a CRS based on these 3 major factors. In order to calculate your exact CRS score, you can go through the above-listed tables. Still, if you find any challenges, you can get in touch with us. We will assist you thoroughly throughout the procedure.

How much CRS Scoredo You Need to Get an ITA?

As listed earlier, you should score as high as possible. The number of points you require to get an invitation varies from one draw to another. Therefore, it is always hard to predict how much score you need to get an ITA. Since launching the “immigration levels plan for 2023 to 2025”, the CRS score is constantly falling, except for a few draws.

To be on the secure side, one should practice improving your CRS score as much as possible. There is a multitude of actions you can take to boost your overall CRS score, such as:

  • Retaking an IELTS test
  • Opting for a new degree
  • Obtaining more work experience
  • Applying for a PNP nomination
  • Make your spouse the primary applicant if possible
  • Learning the second official language of Canada
  • Arranging employment in Canada

Amongst all factors, opting for a PNP nomination is considered the best. Once you have got the PNP nomination, you can claim the 600 additional CRS points against it. 600 additional CRS points assure an ITA in the next subsequent draw.

After practising all the possible measures, if you are still not competent enough to secure an ITA, you can opt for the different Canadian immigration pathways. You can pick the provincial nominee program to immigrate to Canada in 2023. According to the new immigration levels plan, the highest number of entries would be taken via this pathway over these three years. You should consider the same by being willing to contribute your skills to the economy's growth.

We are wrapping up the last five express entry draws with their CRS scores. These draws will give you an idea of how much CRS you might need to get an ITA in an Express Entry draw. In the subsequent draws, the CRS may go up and down. The lowest CRS ranked to date is 413. Therefore, it is must to submit the Expression of Interest to the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry Draw CRS Score
May 24, 2023 (All Program) 488
May 10, 2023 (Program-Specific) 691
April 26, 2023 (All Program) 483
April 12, 2023 (All Program) 486
March 29, 2023 (All Program) 481

If you are a neophyte and unaware of the procedure, you can seek help. There are many Canada mmigration consultants who aim to help you throughout your journey with the best course of action. We also at Dynamic Group help you with your immigration objectives. We are into this industry for the last 47 years and have delivered more than 4,00,000 promises.

How can Dynamic Group HelpYou with your Canada Immigration Journey?

Dynamic Group stepped into this industry back in 1977 with one simple objective; assisting people in fulfilling their foreign resettlement dream. Over the last 47 years, we have delivered more than 4,00,000 promises through immigration and global resettlement. Therefore, Dynamic Group comes out as the leader in the “Global Mobility and Foreign Resettlement” domain. Delivering top-notch services and incredible solutions to our clients has been our prime objective since we started this company.

We have reached a number of milestones since 1977 simply because of our unwavering commitment and perseverance. Taking us as your immigration consultant in your Canada immigration journey will bring you several benefits, such as:

  • Unwavering assistance throughout your immigration journey
  • Support of registered immigration consultants with more than 15+ years of experience
  • Assistance in picking up the right immigration gateway
  • Support in documentation and application preparation
  • Thoroughly analyzing the case to find the best course of action
  • Comprehensively cross-verifying your application before the final submission
  • Post landing assistance
  • Personalized IELTS classes from our in-house IELTS academy

If settling abroad has been your dream, don’t worry; we will help you to achieve it flawlessly. In the post-pandemic era, Canada is inviting skilled workers from across the world on a PR visa, and you could be next. Reach out to us to know your possibility and eligibility for Canada immigration 2023.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Canada Express Entry Points Calculator?

The Canada Express Entry Points Calculator is an online tool provided by the Canadian government to assess the eligibility of skilled foreign workers for immigration to Canada. It calculates the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on various factors. The factors may include age, education, language ability, work experience, etc.

The higher you score CRS, the higher your chances are of getting an ITA during an Express Entry Draw. Therefore, you should always practice scoring CRS as high as possible. Factors like age, education, language ability, and work experience allow you to fetch the highest points against the CRS score.

Candidates must note that if they apply through FSWP under Express Entry, they are required to align with the 67 points requirements to get into the pool. Alongside 67 points requirements, there are some other requirements of the program that you need to meet.

How does the Express Entry Points Calculator work?

The Express Entry Points Calculator assigns points to applicants based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. These points are used to rank candidates in the Express Entry pool, and the highest-ranked individuals attain an (ITA) Invitation to Apply for permanent residency.

In order to get an ITA, your CRS score must be equivalent to or higher than the cut-off. If you are a candidate aligning with the CRS score, you will get the ITA to apply for the PR visa. In case your CRS score is not competent enough to get you an ITA, you can opt for other ways, such as the provincial nomination program.

Having a Provincial Nomination will increase your overall CRS score by 600 points which guarantees you an ITA in the subsequent draw.

Note: This year (2023), the IRCC will conduct category-based draws. Your work experience and language ability will also be highly preferred, along with your CRS score. If your occupation comes under the “Canada in-demand” occupation list, you would have a high chance of achieving Canadian immigration.

What factors are considered in the Express Entry Points Calculator?

There are multiple pathways via which you can apply for a PR visa in 2023. However, if you want to pursue your immigration journey with the fastest and most convenient pathway, look no further than Express Entry. If you opt for the Express Entry, you will get a CRS score based on the factors including:

  • Age,
  • Education,
  • Work experience,
  • Language proficiency (English and French)
  • Adaptability factors like the spouse's qualifications and language skills etc.

The weightage of each factor varies from one to another. And your entire Canadian immigration journey relies on these factors. These factors will get you a CRS score which will determine your possibility for an ITA during the Express Entry draw.

How can I improve my Canada Express Entry Points?

As listed earlier, your entire Canada immigration journey depends on the CRS score. Therefore, you should always score as high as possible to uplift your chances for Canada immigration. In case you couldn’t score enough to get an ITA, you can opt for the below practices to take up your CRS score. These practices will definitely help you to increase your overall CRS score.

  • Opting for a new degree
  • Gaining more work experience in your occupation
  • Retaking the language test
  • Learning another official language of Canada
  • Getting a Provincial Nomination
  • Arranging employment in Canada
  • Choosing the primary applicant wisely

These tricks will help you to score enough to get an ITA. In case you are still not competent enough to get an ITA, you can choose the other immigration pathways.

Can I apply for Express Entry without a job offer?

Yes, you can apply for Express Entry without a job offer. While having a job offer can provide additional CRS points, it is not mandatory. However, having a valid job offer from a Canadian employer can significantly take up your chances of receiving an ITA. In Express Entry, there are three economic programs. However, each economic immigration pathway holds different eligibility criteria, for instance:

  • If you opt for a program named CEC, you must have 1 year of work experience in an occupation listed under the NOC TEER categories. And alongside the 1-year Canadian work experience requirement, you are required to meet other requirements of the program.
  • On the contrary, if you go with a program known as FSWP, you just need 1 year of work experience within the last 10 years (home or abroad) in an occupation listed under NOC TEER 0, 1, or 2. You are not bound to submit any Canadian job offer in this program. Therefore, it stands out as the most streamlined pathway out of all.
  • Lastly, if you consider applying for a PR through FSTP, you must have a job offer from a Canadian employer for at least 1 year. And you need a certificate of qualification in an occupation you must have work experience from the Canadian government.

Is Canadian work experience necessary for Express Entry?

Canadian work experience is not mandatory for Express Entry. However, Canadian work experience can provide additional CRS points and increase your chances of receiving an ITA. If you have Canadian work experience for at least 1 year, you can claim PR points against it. However, you must note that if you opt for a program like CEC, you must have Canadian work experience for at least 1 year in an occupation that falls under NOC TEER categories.

On the other hand, if you choose FSWP or FSTP, you don’t need Canadian work experience to be eligible for the program. These both programs under Express Entry don’t require Canadian work experience and job offers. Therefore, you should opt for a program out of these two only.

Can I retake language tests to improve my CRS score?

Yes, you can retake language tests to improve your CRS score. If you receive higher language test scores after submitting your Express Entry profile, you can update your profile with the new scores. You can practice this to take up your overall CRS score.

In addition to the above, in case the CRS score doesn’t go up after retaking a language test, you can go for another official language. You can claim some extra points by proving your proficiency in another official language.

Can I use the Express Entry Points Calculator to determine my eligibility?

Yes, you can use the Express Entry Points Calculator to get an idea of your CRS score and determine your eligibility for the Express Entry program. The CRS score varies in each Express Entry draw conducted by the IRCC. And in 2023, the IRCC will conduct various types of EE draws, such as all-program, program-specific, and category-based. The CRS score varies in each type of draw. Therefore, you should aim to score a competitive CRS score to increase your chances of selection.

Does Provincial Nominee Program affect Canada Express Entry Points Calculator?

As you already know, it is always hard to forecast the CRS score in the upcoming draw. Therefore, Candidates or PR aspirants should score as high as possible. The higher the CRS score, the higher the chances of getting selected. In case you are not competent enough to get an ITA based on your CRS score, you should go for a PNP nomination.

Getting a PNP nomination will take your overall CRS score up by 600 points. Almost every Canadian province except Nunavut and Quebec offers a Provincial Nomination Program to bring individuals who contribute to the local economy to the fullest.

How many points do you get for your age in the FSWP program?

In order to be eligible for the FSWP program, you need to get 67 points out of 100. These points are allotted to you based on the factors like age, education, work experience, arranged employment, adaptability, and language ability. On the bases of the age factor, you can claim a maximum of 12 Canada PR points.

However, to secure a maximum of 12 points, you need to be 18 to 35. After the age of 35, one point will get deducted with each passing year. Therefore, you should consider applying for a Canada PR visa at an early age. The younger you are, the higher points you get for your age.

Note: To be qualified for any program effective under Express Entry, you need to be at least 18 years old. In case you are younger than 18 years, you will not be able to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Can I apply for a Canada PR visa without any work experience through Express Entry?

As mentioned earlier, the primary objective of all the programs under Express Entry is to bring qualified, skilled workers to Canada. Therefore, no matter which economic immigration pathway you choose, you need to meet the minimum work experience requirement to be eligible. For instance:

  • If you are considering applying for a PR visa through FSWP under Express Entry, you must have at least 1 year of full-time work experience within the last 10 years. Along with this, your occupation must be in any NOC TEER category.
  • And if you opt for an economic program known as FSTP, you must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years in a skilled trade.
  • Lastly, if you proceed with the program CEC under Express Entry, the minimum work experience requirement is only 1 year. However, you need to ensure that you have obtained this work experience within Canada. Also, the work experience could be interrupted and uninterrupted.

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