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Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS)

Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS)

Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS)

The Express Entry system is designed to identify the most eligible pool of candidates who qualify to migrate to Canada permanently.  You should qualify for any one of the various migration programs to make it to the pool. You will be awarded points according to the information provided in your profile, your skills, and your experience.

Only the top scorers will be chosen from the pool and invited to apply for permanent residence.

What Is Comprehensive Ranking System

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is the points-based system used to access and rank your application in the Express Entry pool based on your score. The total score will be out of 1200. This includes a core set of 600 points and another set of 600 additional points.

What Constitutes Core Points

The core points are calculated based on the following:

  • Your skills and experience
  • Skills and experience of your spouse or common-law partner, including their language skills and education
  • Skills transferability, including education and work experience

What Constitutes Additional Points

The additional points are calculated based on:

  • Your Canadian diplomas, degrees, diplomas, or certificates
  • A valid job offer from a local employer
  • A valid nomination from a province or territory
  • If you have a sibling living in Canada, and a citizen or permanent resident
  • Your strong French language skills

Your total score is the sum total of your core points and your additional points.

Is Your CRS Score Good Enough To Secure an Invitation?

You can go through the recent Express Entry results to get a fair idea of what CRS score is good enough to earn you an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Don’t give up hope if your CRS score does not meet the current cut-off levels. The score requirements can vary significantly in every draw.

If your CRS score is just a bit less than the recent cut-offs, you can wait in the hope that the cut-off will finally consider candidates with the same CRS score as yours. You can also explore ways of improving your CRS score.

If your CRS score is much lower than the recent cut-offs, there is no need to feel dejected and demoralized. You may receive a provincial nomination as you are already listed in the Express Entry pool. This guarantees that you will be successful under Express Entry in the next round.

During this period, you can also look to land a job offer in Canada, pursue other immigration options, and improve your CRS score. You may also attempt a study pathway to gain a permanent resident visa if possible.

Is It Possible That The Express Entry CRS Will Go Down?

No one can predict whether the Express Entry CRS cut-off score will decrease or increase in the next edition. This is a dynamic scoring system, and it is impossible to judge which type of candidates will make up the Express Entry pool. If more candidates have high CRS scores, the cut-offs are higher and vice-versa. The results can vary significantly if you look at the past history of CRS scores.

If you are eligible for Express Entry, you should enter the pool regardless of your CRS score. Just being in the Express Entry will provide you with the best opportunity to immigrate to Canada. You can enter the Express Entry for free, so you don’t lose anything. Focus on completing the language test and obtaining an ECA for most skilled worker immigration programs.

If you still have doubts about how the Express Entry system works and boost your CRS score, contact ASI Immigration. As one of the leading Canadian immigration services, we can help you at every step of your immigration journey. Call us now to know more.

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