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Canada CRS Tool

Calculate your score by using Canada CRS Tool. Canada’s Express Entry system requires 67 points to be scored to be able to create an Express Entry profile with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Your immigration to Canada as a permanent resident through the Express Entry system will be greatly influenced by your profile.

You will need to score at least 67 points under various eligibility criteria to apply for a Canada PR visa through Express Entry. Your application will be assessed on a points-based system depending on the below 6 factors: 

  • Factor 1Age
  • Factor 2Education
  • Factor 3Experience
  • Factor 4Language Skills
  • Factor 5Arranged Employment in Canada [LMIA approved ]
  • Factor 6Adaptability
Age – Maximum 12 Points

Points will be awarded to applicants for their age. They can obtain a maximum 12 points. The age calculation is done from the day your application is received.

Education – Maximum 25 Points

You can score a maximum 25 Canada immigration points for your education. If you have an overseas education, you must have an ECA report from an authorized agency. The Educational Credential Assessment report evaluates whether your overseas degrees/diplomas are on par with a Canadian education.

Experience – Maximum 15 points (10 for the main applicant) + (5 Points for the dependant)

Canada immigration points will also be incurred for your work experience. You can obtain points for the number of years you worked full-time that was paid and a minimum of 30 hours weekly. An equal amount of part-time work is also eligible. You can obtain a maximum of 15 points - 10 points for the main applicant and 5 points for the dependant. 

Language Skills – Maximum 28 Points

Knowledge of English and or French will help you to fetch points for PR eligibility; it is one of the core factors of eligibility; the more you score, the chances would be higher to secure an invite from Canada. You can obtain a maximum of 28 points for your language skills assessed for writing, reading, listening, and speaking.

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Arranged Employment in Canada – Maximum 10 Points

You can also obtain Canada immigration points for a job offer of a minimum 1 year from an employer in Canada. You must get this offer prior to submitting an application for arriving in Canada as a federal skilled worker.

Adaptability – 25 Points

You will be offered points based on your past study, work, and relatives in Canada. Your Common-Law-Partner or Spouse if immigrating to Canada with you can also incur additional points under the adaptability factor.

IRCC conducts draws from the Express Entry pool from time to time. It is the highest-ranked, based on their score on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), that are issued invitations to apply under Express Entry.

The minimum CRS cutoff varies. Candidate’s factors, such as age, education, language, work experience, Canadian job offer, adaptability, etc. determine your CRS score. If your CRS is low, then there are several ways how to improve your score.

Ways to Improve Your CRS Score

The Express Entry draw is conducted at regular intervals, so there is always a chance for you to improve your CRS scores. You can always find ways to improve your CRS score so that you get the required points to secure an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the PR visa in the next Express Entry draw. 

Here are expert tips to improve your CRS score: 

  • Boost Your Language Score:Score well in language tests such as the IELTS, and your CRS score will improve. For example, in the language test, if you score a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 9, you’ll get up to 136 direct points added to your CRS ranking. Appearing for a language test in French can also add up to 74 points.
  • Provincial Nominee Program:

    if you receive an invitation, you will receive 600 additional points for your Express Entry profile.

  • Get a Work Offer [LMIA Approved]:

    If you receive a work offer recognized by the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from an employer in Canada, you can add up to 200 points to your CRS ranking.

  • Get an Education in Canada:

    Up to 30 extra points can be received if you complete a recognized degree or diploma in Canada.

  • Dependent Included in the Application (Spouse/Common-Law Partner)

    Applying with your spouse for the visa will earn you both additional points. The language proficiency of your spouse would be worth 20 points, while the education level and Canadian work experience can earn you as much as 10 points for each category. So, this will add up to 40 points to your CRS score.

  • Canadian Work Experience:

    If you have fewer than three years of full-time work experience and if you continue to work, you can add a maximum of 180 points to your CRS score.

The following factors are used to evaluate to apply for a Canada PR :

Canada PR points calculator 

To apply for a Canada PR visa, you need to score a minimum point of 67 out of 100. The following factors are used to evaluate your Canada PR points:

Factors that
affect
Score
points
Age Maximum
12 points
Education Maximum
25 points
Language
Proficiency
Maximum
28 points
(English or French)
Work
Experience
Maximum
15 points
Adaptability Maximum of
10 points
Arranged
employment
Additional
10 points
(not mandatory).

Express Entry Points Calculator

The job offers you apply for must be listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC 2021 classification). If you have scored 67 points, you are eligible to apply for Canada PR through Express Entry System.

Select the suitable immigration programs listed under the Express Entry System are

If your application has been accepted in the Express Entry pool, you will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence. You need to have a high CRS score if you want to receive an invitation.

Any person who submits a profile to the Express Entry pool of candidates is assigned a CRS score out of 1200 points. Approximately IRCC conducts 2 draws for each month, Express Entry draw, and issues a round of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to the highest-ranking candidates.

Points are allotted to the following categories:

  • Age
  • Level of education
  • Official language proficiency
  • Second official language
  • Canadian work experience

To calculate your CRS score, you may follow the below calculators

  • Human capital or Core factor + Common-law partner or spouse factor = 500 points
  • Core factor or Human capital  + Common-law partner or spouse factor + Transferability factors = 600 points (maximum)

Human capital or Core factor + Common-law partner or spouse factor + Transferability factors + Additional points = 1200 points (maximum)

Age (Max points: 100 with spouse, 110 without)
Age
(Max points: 100 with spouse, 110 without)
Age
(years)
CRS points
without
spouse/partner
CRS points
with
spouse/partner
17 or
younger
0 0
18 99 90
19 105 95
20 to 29 110 100
30 105 95
31 99 90
32 94 85
33 88 80
34 83 75
35 77 70
36 72 65
37 66 60
38 61 55
39 55 50
40 50 45
41 39 35
42 28 25
43 17 15
44 6 5
45 or
older
0 0
Education Level (Max points: 150 points)
Education
Level
CRS points
without
spouse/partner
CRS points
with
spouse/partner
Principal
Applicant
Spouse/
Partner
Doctoral (PhD)
degree
150 140 10
Master’s degree,
OR
professional degree
135 126 10
Two or more credentials,
with at least one for a
program of three years
or more
128 119 9
Three-year or
more post-secondary
credential
120 112 8
Two-year
post-secondary
credential
98 91 7
One-year
post-secondary
credential
90 84 6
Secondary
(high) school
diploma
30 28 2
Less than
secondary (high)
school
0 0 0
English and French Language proficiency (Max points: 170 with spouse, 160 without)
First Official
Language
CRS points
without
spouse/partner
CRS points
with
spouse/partner
Canadian
Language
Benchmark (CLB)
Principal
Applicant
Spouse/Partner
CLB3 or
less
0 0 0
CLB4 6 6 0
CLB5 6 6 1
CLB6 9 8 1
CLB7 17 16 3
CLB8 23 22 3
CLB9 31 29 5
CLB10 or
more
34 32 5

Canadian work experience (Max points: 80 points)

Canadian Work
Experience
CRS points
without
spouse/partner
CRS points
with
spouse/partner
Principal
Applicant
Spouse/
Partner
Less than
one year
0 0 0
One year 40 35 5
Two years 53 46 7
Three years 64 56 8
Four years 72 63 9
Five years or
more
80 70 10
CRS Score for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an upgraded stream that grants the province to search for skilled immigrants with the required skills listed on the federal government express pool. The OINP stream is majorly based on the human capital priorities stream.

Using this, the express entry applicants can apply for the Provincial Nominee Program that is listed under OINP. The minimum score required for OINP is 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. You need to have desired educational qualifications and the skills that help you get settled in Ontario. Satisfy all the human capital priorities stream.

The following table depicts the factors that affect your CRS score and the maximum points you will be rewarded.

Factors Maximum
points
Awarded
Language
Proficiency
28
Educational
Qualifications
25
Work
Experience
15
Age 12
Arranged
Employment
10
Adaptability 10

The Ontario PNP calculator (CRS Score Calculator) helps you find eligibility for the program. Each factor score varies based on your inputs. If you are between the ages of 20 -29, then with an accompanying spouse, the score is 100. If you have applied without an accompanying spouse, you can get a maximum score of 110.

In the same way, the maximum score will differ based on your highest Educational qualification, work experience, and language proficiency.

Calculate the CRS Score for the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba is one in-demand province in Canada with a high standard of living and better career growth prospects. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is an immigration pathway for skilled workers who can be part of province development. The immigrant needs to meet different requirements to be eligible for Manitoba PNP.

Factors Points
Language 20

Bonus points – 5
(if you know both official languages)

Age 10
Work
Experience
15
Education 25
Adaptability 20
Total 100

Important Points to Note:

  • CRS score differs with factors of age, highest educational qualification, and Work Experience. The minimum CRS score Calculator points that are needed is 60 points out of 100, and then the applicants can apply for Canada PR.
  • The Express Entry program profiles will get additional 600 points if shortlisted.
Calculate CRS Score for Alberta

The process of obtaining a provincial nomination from Alberta province is very easy. The provincial nomination that is provided is Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). AINP Express Entry stream aligns with Express Entry with the federal government’s Express Entry program. If you want to apply for the nomination, the applicants need to get 67 points out of 100. The Express Entry candidates who receive the provincial nomination will receive 600 CRS points. These points can assure you an ITA during the next express draw for Canada PR visa.

Process the AINP selects Express Entry Candidates

Foreign nationals must apply to the Alberta Express Entry stream only after receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from the province. Qualified candidates get contacted directly by the AINP through their Express Entry profile.

The Express Entry candidates that receive an invitation or an NOI letter from the AINP can submit an application for the provincial nomination under the Alberta Express entry stream.

Candidates may receive an NOI if they:
  • Must have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Should have stated an interest to immigrate permanently to Alberta.
  • The occupation that you choose must support Alberta’s economic development and diversification
  • Should have a minimum CRS score of 300.

 The AINP is more likely to select candidates with the following adaptability factors. The candidate must:

  • Must have a valid Alberta job offer and/or work experience; and/or
  • Should be a graduate of any Alberta post-secondary institution with a valid job offer from Alberta; and/or
  • Can have a Parent, child, brother, and/or sister who is a permanent resident living in Alberta, or a Canadian citizen living in Alberta
Selection
Factors
Points
Allocated
Arranged
Employment
10
Adaptability 10
Age 12
Work
Experience
15
Education 25
Ability to
communicate
in English/French
28
Total 100
Passing
Score
67
Calculate CRS Score for Nova Scotia

If you want to immigrate to Canada via PNP, it’s necessary that you need to score at least 67 out of 100 points. These are based on factors like age, qualification, IELTS, work experience, arranged employment in Canada, and adaptability. Here are points granted to each factor:

Education

Level of
Education
Points
Doctoral
level
25
Master’s level/
professional degree
23
At least 2
post-secondary
credentials,
one of which is a
3-year or longer one
22
A 3-year
or longer
post-secondary
credential
21
A 2-year
post-secondary
credential
19
A 1-year
post-secondary
credential
15
Secondary
school
5
Language Proficiency
Proficiency Level Points
Official
Language 1
Speaking/
Listening/
Reading/
Writing
Intermediate
IELTS
6.0/6.0/6.0/6.0
4 /ability
Speaking/
Listening/
Reading/
Writing
High intermediate
IELTS
6.5/7.5/6.5/6.5
5 /ability
Speaking/
Listening/
Reading/
Writing
Advanced
IELTS
7.0/8.0/7.0/7.0
6 /ability
Speaking/
Listening/
Reading/
Writing
Spouse/partner’s
official language
(CLB4) IELTS
4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0
5
Maximum 24
Official
Language 2
Speaking/
Listening/
Reading/
Writing
CLB/NCLC 5
in all abilities
IELTS
5.0/5.0/4.0/5.0
4
Maximum 4
Work Experience
Work
Experience
Points
1 year
(Min. threshold)
9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6+ 15
Age
Age of
Applicant
Points
18 – 35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47+ 0
Arranged Employment
The Applicant And Points
is currently working
in Canada on an
LMIA-based work permit,
and his or her
work in Canada
is considered
“skilled”
(TEER 0, 1, or 2 and 3 levels).

§ The work permit
is valid when a
Canada PR application
is made*

§ The employer
has made a permanent,
full-time skilled
job offer to the
applicant.

10
is currently
working in Canada
on an LMIA-exempt
work permit or a
work permit issued
under a
provincial/territorial
agreement.

§ The work permit
is valid when a
permanent residence
application is
made*

§ The employer
has made a
permanent,
full-time skilled job
offer to
the applicant.

10 points
does not hold
a valid work permit
and isn’t otherwise
authorized to
work in Canada.

§ A prospective employer
has made a permanent,
full-time skilled job offer
to the applicant;

§ The offer of
employment has
received a positive
LMIA.

10
holds a valid
work permit or is
otherwise authorized
to work in Canada
but does not
fall under one of the
two above scenarios.

§ The work permit
or authorization is valid
when a permanent residence
application is made;

§ A prospective employer
has made a permanent,
full-time skilled
job offer to the applicant;

§ The offer of employment
has received a
positive LMIA.

10
*At the time the
Canada PR visa is issued,
the applicant is expected
to hold a valid
work permit.
Adaptability
Adaptability Points
PA previous
work in Canada
(min. 1 year TEER 0, 1, 2, and 3)
10
Previous
study in Canada
5
Previous
study in Canada –
accompanying spouse/partner
5
Previous
work in Canada –
accompanying spouse/partner
5
Arranged
employment in Canada
5
Relative in Canada –
18 years or older
5
Language ability CLB 4
or above – accompanying spouse/partner
(IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0)
5
Calculate CRS Score for Saskatchewan

To apply with Saskatchewan PNP, you need at least 60 points. Here’s how the points are distributed:

Factor I:
Labour Market Success
Education and
Training
POINTS
Master’s or
Doctorate degree
(Canadian equivalency).
23
Bachelor’s degree
OR at least a
three-year degree
at a university or college.
20
Trade certification
equivalent to journey
person status in
Saskatchewan.
20
Canadian equivalency
diploma that requires two
(but less than three)
years at a university,
college, trade or technical school,
or other post-secondary institution.
15
Canadian equivalency certificate
or at least two semesters
(but less than a two-year program)
at a university, college,
trade or technical school,
or other post-secondary institution.
12
Skilled Work Experience
 
a) Work experience in the
5 years prior to application
submission date.
5 years 10
4 years 8
3 years 6
2 years 4
1 year 2
b) In the 6-10 years
prior to the application
submission date.
5 years 5
4 years 4
3 years 3
2 years 2
Under 1 year 0
Language Ability
 
a) First Language Test
(English or French)
CLB 8 or higher 20
CLB 7 18
CLB 6 16
CLB 5 14
CLB 4 12
English or French speaker
without language
test results.
0
b) Second Language Test
(English or French)
CLB 8 or higher 10
CLB 7 8
CLB 6 6
CLB 5 4
CLB 4 2
Not applicable 0
Age
 
Less than 18 years 0
18 – 21 years 8
22 – 34 years 12
35 – 45 years 10
46 – 50 years 8
More than
50 years
0
Maximum Points
for Factor I
80
Factor II: Connection
to Saskatchewan Labour
Market & Adaptability
Points are given for
having a connection
to the Saskatchewan
labor market.
This shows your ability
to successfully
settle in Saskatchewan
as a permanent resident.
The following
points are for the
Employment Offer
subcategory only:
High skilled employment
offers from a
Saskatchewan employer
30
The following points are
for the Occupation In-Demand
and Saskatchewan Express Entry
subcategories only
Close family relatives
in
Saskatchewan
20
Past work experience
in
Saskatchewan
5
Past student experience
in
Saskatchewan
5
MAXIMUM POINTS
FOR FACTOR II
30
MAXIMUM POINTS
TOTAL: I + II =
110


Is 350 a good CRS score?

The highest CRS score you can obtain is 1,200 points. To get an idea of what a good CRS score is, consider this table showing the CRS score distribution as of October 23, 2023.

CRS score
range
Number of
candidates
601-1200 1,536
501-600 1,307
451-500 60,587
491-500 4,853
481-490 9,514
471-480 18,836
461-470 15,063
451-460 12,321
401-450 54,565
441-450 11,256
431-440 11,705
421-430 9,926
411-420 10,525
401-410 11,153
351-400 60,378
301-350 31,189
0-300 5,311
CRS Score Required to Apply for a Canada PR Visa

You need at least 67 out of 100 FSWP points on the points grid to qualify for the Canada PR application. Here are points given under specific criteria as given below:

Age Max. 12 points

Those between 18-35 years
get maximum points.
Those above 35 get
lesser points while the
maximum age to
score points is
45 years.

 

Education Max. 25 points

Applicant’s educational qualification
must be equal to
higher secondary education
under Canadian standards.

 

Language
Proficiency
Max. 28 points
(English and/or French)

Applicants must have
at least 6 bands in IELTS.
They get extra points
if proficient in French.

 

Work
Experience

Work
Experience

Max. 15 points

For minimum points applicants
should have at least
one year of full-time work experience.
More years of
work experience
means more points.

 

Adaptability Max. of 10 points

If the spouse or
common-law partner of the
applicant is willing to
migrate to Canada, he is entitled
to 10 extra points for
adaptability.

 

Arranged
employment
Additional
10 points
(not mandatory).
A maximum of
10 points
if applicants have a
valid offer from a
Canadian employer.
Determining the CRS score by calculating the CRS score on the basis of human capital factors goes as below:
Human
capital factor
Spouse/common
law partner
accompanying you
Spouse/common law
partner not
accompanying you
Age 100 110
Educational
Qualification
140 150
Language
proficiency
150 160
Canadian
work experience
70 80
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Disclaimer:

Quick eligibility check of Y-Axis is only to help the applicants to understand their scores. The points displayed are based on your answers only. Please note the points on each section are evaluated based on various parameters set in the immigration guidelines and a technical evaluation is a must know your accurate scores and eligibility to find out which immigration program you can apply for. The Quick eligibility check does not guarantee you the below points, you may score high or low points once you are technically evaluated by our expert team. There are many assessing bodies that process skills assessment which will depend on your nominated occupation, and these assessing bodies will have their own criteria in considering an applicant as skilled. State/ territory authorities will also have their own criteria to allow sponsorships which an applicant should satisfy. So, it is very important for an applicant to go apply for a technical evaluation.

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