Canadian Immigration Points Concept

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Canadian Immigration Points Concept

There are three programs that are aligned with Express Entry: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). For each of these programs, candidates who want to apply are assigned points for their age, language proficiency, level of education, work experience, and other factors. This Canadian Immigration points scoring system is the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and a candidate’s total points are known as their CRS score.

Canadian Immigration Points

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Points:

The CRS ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry under the following components:

  • core human capital factors;
  • accompanying spouse or common-law factors;
  • skill transferability factors; and
  • factors relating to a provincial nomination, a qualifying offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or French language ability.

There are a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System. For candidates without an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are:

  • a maximum of 500 points available for core human capital factors;
  • a maximum of 100 points available for skill transferability factors;
  • 600 points available for either a provincial nomination; or
  • up to 200 points available for a qualifying offer of arranged employment; and
  • up to 30 points for a Canadian study experience.
  • up to 30 additional points for French language ability, combined with English language ability; and
  • a maximum of 15 points for a sibling in Canada.

For candidates with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are:

  • a maximum of 460 points available for core human capital factors of the principal applicant;
  • a maximum of 40 points for the core human capital factors of the spouse or common-law partner;
  • 600 points available for either a provincial nomination; or
  • up to 200 points available for a qualifying offer of arranged employment; and
  • up to 30 points for a Canadian study experience.
  • up to 30 additional points for French language ability, combined with English language ability; and
  • a maximum of 15 points for a sibling in Canada (one sibling of the principal applicant and the accompanying spouse/common-law partner is considered).

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Points:

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW) is one of the three programs aligned with Express Entry. FSW uses another points system, in addition to the CRS score.

Before the CRS score is calculated, all candidates must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for FSW. This is determined by calculating a person’s FSW points, which is an immigration points system that is completely separate from the CRS score.

The FSW points grid is out of 100 points. In order to be eligible to submit an Express Entry profile, all candidates must score at least 67 out of 100 points. These points take into account age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and connections to Canada. While it may sound similar to the CRS score, candidates receive different amounts of points for these factors in FSW versus the CRS score.

If you score 67 points or higher, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. If you meet the other requirements too, you can submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.

If you score lower than 67 points, you won’t qualify for the program. You may be able to get a higher score by doing things like:

  • improving your language skills
  • completing another degree, diploma, or certificate
  • receiving an offer of arranged employment in Canada

Factor 1: Language skills (maximum 28 points):

It’s very important to be able to communicate in 1 or both of Canada’s official languages. Knowing English, French or both helps you in the Canadian job market. It will give you points based on your ability to write, read, listen & speak.

Factor 2: Education (maximum 25 points)

If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary institution (high school) or post-secondary institution.

If you have foreign education, you must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for immigration purposes from a designated organization showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary institution (high school) post-secondary institution.

Factor 3: Work experience (maximum 15 points)

You can get points for the number of years you’ve spent doing full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week, or an equal amount of part-time [15 hours per week for 24 months]) at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2016 National Occupational Classification.

Factor 4: Age (maximum 12 points)

You’ll get points based on your age on the day we get your application.

Factor 5: Arranged employment in Canada (maximum 10 points)

You can get points if you have a job offer of at least 1 year from a Canadian employer. You must get the job offer before you apply to come to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker.

A valid job offer has to be:

  • for continuous, paid, full-time work (minimum of 30 hours/week) that is not seasonal or for at least 1 year
  • in an occupation listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the NOC.

We must be convinced that:

  • you’re able to do the job offered to you
  • you’ll be able to become licensed or certified when in Canada (if the occupation is regulated in Canada)

To get 10 points for a valid job offer, 1 of these situations must also apply.

Factor 6: Adaptability (maximum 10 points)

You and your spouse or common-law partner who will immigrate with you to Canada can earn points for adaptability and can earn a maximum of 10 points by combining any of the elements below. These elements assess how well you and your spouse are likely to settle in Canada.

  • Your spouse or partner’s language level
  • Your past studies in Canada
  • Your spouse or partner’s past studies in Canada
  • Your past work in Canada
  • Your spouse or common-law partner’s past work in Canada
  • Arranged employment in Canada
  • Relatives in Canada

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