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Improve Your CRS Score

Improve Your CRS Score

Improve Your CRS Score 

Express Entry is regarded as one of the most efficient immigration systems and is designed to choose the most eligible candidates for permanent residence in Canada. The Express Entry system has been used since 2015 and helps align the applicants’ skills with the demands of the country’s labor market.

Canada has one of the most advanced immigration systems in the world in Express Entry. Launched in January 2015, it was designed by Canadian authorities to align better the skills of immigrants with the needs of the labor market.

All the eligible applicants are placed in a pool. Each applicant is awarded a score using a CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System. The top-rated candidates in the pool are sent out Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. An important feature of the CRS is that candidates can get a number of opportunities and avenues to improve their CRS scores. They can do it on the same application.

The CRS gives a score to a candidate based on the candidate’s profile information. These scores allow candidates in the pool to be ranked against each other. Applicants are given points based on the following factors:

  • Skills and work experience
  • Qualification
  • Language skills in English/ French
  • Language skills and qualification of the spouse or common-law partner of the applicant
  • A firm job offer with a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment
  • A provincial government nomination for permanent residence
  • Enhanced language skills, qualifications, and work experience that can boost the chances of getting employed

How Can You Improve Your CRS Score?

There are many ways to improve your Express Entry CRS score.

Ensure You Have a Broad Look

Make sure you know your strength and focus on those factors to help you increase and improve your score. If you have great qualifications, you might assume that’s good enough to see you through. You must know you can score points in various areas. Look at the areas where you have the potential to improve. A slight improvement in some areas can translate into a significant improvement in the overall score.

Aim for a Provincial Nomination

A provincial nomination can get you 600 points. It is an excellent way of getting on the top of the ranking in the pool. Finding an employer to sponsor you will also help you get a better ranking. Some provinces update their websites when categories open or close. You must be alert to such situations as it can help you take a step towards ITA.

Find an Employer Who Can Offer a Job

If you convince a local employer to give you a job, you can add 200 easy points to your CRS score.  Look for jobs linked to visiting Canada. Try to be in the country while applying for the job to improve the chances of landing one.

Focus on Academics

If you have completed your education from a Canadian institute, you can get extra points under Express Entry. Higher education translates into more points but getting it inside Canada can give you an edge over those who have achieved their degrees and diplomas outside Canada.

Choose Your Principal Applicant Carefully

If the principal applicant has suitable qualifications and experience in specific trades that are in demand in a province, you can boost your score. The age of the spouse/partner is also a vital factor. Spending time assessing the best principal applicant is important to get the best ranking. As a couple, you are also allowed to apply twice as the principal applicant.

Increase Your Work Experience

A non-Canadian experience includes various factors and can add up to 100 points. However, a Canadian experience can do wonders for your CRS. You can get additional points if you work for up to five years in Canada. If you are in the country and working, you must continue to work to add CRS points. The additional experience could result in a provincial nomination, and that’s worth 600 points.

Improve Your Language Skills

If you improve your language skills, it can lead to a better score. If you try harder and reach the Canadian Benchmark Level of 9 or above, you can get an additional 100 points. If you are fluent in English and French, an assessment in both languages can help maximize the points available.

ASI Immigration is one of the best-known names in immigration consultancy services in Canada. We provide highly valuable solutions for our clients looking to migrate to Canada. Contact us now if you have problems getting approved for Canadian immigration because of a low CRS score or any other reason. We can advise you on how to overcome the problem with the right solutions.

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