Creating an online profile, you only need to provide information and you will automatically obtain Canada Express Entry points through the Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS. As an individual who plans to immigrate to Canada, this term may not be new to you.
But do you really understand how you are given points? Understanding CRS can help you strategize and therefore improve your score, especially if you are in dire need of additional points. Let us give you bits and pieces of information:
The CRS comprises four sections:
The maximum Canada Express Entry points for the first two factors are 500. If you are married or you have a common-law partner but will not be coming with you to Canada or your spouse or common-law partner is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you will earn points as if you have no partner or spouse. But if your spouse or partner will come with you to Canada, you can obtain 460 points for your credentials and 40 points from your husband or partner’s credentials.
Your responses to the following factors can make – or break – your dream of moving to Canada:
If you are a skilled worker, your Canada Express Entry points decrease as you age. But you still have hopes as you can try to claim more points from your language and education. You can get an Educational Credential Assessment for immigration purposes. If you are really keen on immigrating to Canada, you can obtain a post-secondary education in one of the designated learning institutions. You can also work while and after studying. This, therefore, gives you additional points for Canadian work experience.
If your language score is low, you can take the language test again until your score improves.
Do you need to improve your score? There are ways you can earn extra points:
To know if you are eligible to apply for permanent residency as a skilled worker through the Express Entry, take a free online assessment now.