CRS SCORE Calculator

This tool will help you CRS SCORE Calculator your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on the answers you provide below. The CRS is a points-based system that we use to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool.

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This tool is intended solely for general guidance and reference purposes. In the event of any discrepancy between the results of this questionnaire and that provided by the Express Entry electronic system, the results provided by the system shall govern, in accordance with provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and Minister’s Instructions issued under IRPA s.10.3. This tool will be updated from time to time in accordance with changes to the Ministerial Instructions governing Express Entry.

What is a CRS Score?

The CRS is a points-based system that the Canadian government uses to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. This CRS Calculator will determine and calculate your CRS score based on the answers you provide. The CRS calculator will estimate your CRS score which will determine if you are eligible for Canadian Permanent Residency through the Express Entry Program. This Express Entry Calculator tool lets you estimate your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for Express Entry immigration to Canada.

What is a CRS Score?

If you want to improve your CRS score to get picked for an Express Entry draw there are several ways you can! Improving your CRS score is the best way to increase your chances at getting an invitation.

How Points for CRS Score are Calculated for Express Entry Candidates

A. Core/Human Capital Factors

Factors Points Per Factor – With a Spouse or Common-Law Partner Points per Factor – Without a Spouse or Common-Law Partner
Age 100 110
Level of Education 140 150
Official Languages Proficiency 150 160
Canadian Work Experience 70 80

B. Spouse or Common-Law Partner Factors

Factors Points Per Factor (Maximum 40 points)
Level of Education 10
Official Language Proficiency 20
Canadian Work Experience 10
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points (with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)

C. Skill Transfer Ability Factors

Education Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official language proficiency AND a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience AND a post-secondary degree 50
Foreign Work Experience Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) AND foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience AND foreign work experience 50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations) Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points

D. Additional Points

Factors Maximum points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15
French Language Skills 30
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PN Nomination 600
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional Points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points
What is a CRS Score?

To calculate the CRS score of the candidates, Express Entry makes use of the credentials submitted by the candidates while creation of their profiles in the pool. The selection factors include education, age, language proficiency, and others.

CRS calculator awards point to candidate’s express entry profile based on the following factors:

  • Core Human Capital factors.
  • Accompanying common-law partner or spouse factors.
  • Factors transferability of Skill.
  • Factors relating to a nomination from a province, a qualifying offer of prearranged employment, study experience in Canada, a relative in Canada, and/or ability in the French language.

A total of 1,200 points are available for Express Entry candidates under the Canadian immigration points calculator CRS.

 

The candidates who do not have an accompanying common-law partner or spouse have:

 

  • A maximum of 500 points can be scored for factors under Core Human Capital.
  • A maximum of 100 points can be scored for factors under skill transferability.
  • A maximum of 600 points can be scored either for provincial nomination; or

A maximum of 200 points can be scored for a qualified pre-arranged employment offer

A maximum of 30 points can be scored for study experience in Canada

A maximum of 50 points can be scored for ability in the French language along with the English language

A maximum of 15 points can be scored for a relative in Canada

The candidates who have an accompanying common-law partner or spouse have:

  • A maximum of 460 points can be secured in Core Human Capital factors for the primary applicant.
  • A maximum of 40 points can be secured in Core Human Capital factors for the common-law partner or spouse.
  • A maximum of 600 points can be scored either for provincial nomination; or
  • A maximum of 200 points can be scored for a qualified pre-arranged employment offer.
  • A maximum of 30 points can be scored for study experience in Canada.
  • A maximum of 50 points can be scored for ability in the French language along with the English language.
  • A maximum of 15 points that can be scored for a relative in Canada (one relative of the primary applicant and the accompanying common-law partner or spouse is considered).
How to improve your CRS Score?
Express Entry draws are held periodically, usually once every 2 weeks. So you always have the options for increasing your CRS points score before applying for a subsequent draw in Express Entry. There are several ways to increase your CRS score in case you do not fulfill the CRS cut-off requirement in the particular draw. You can thus improve your CRS score and attain the required points for getting an ITA – Invitation to Apply for the Canada PR Visa in the upcoming Express Entry draw.

Here are a few ways for improving your CRS score:

Improve your language score

You can improve your CRS score by securing good marks in language tests such as IELTS. For instance, if you secure CLB level 9 in the language test, you can add a maximum of 136 direct points to your CRS rank. Similarly, appearing in a French language test can incur a maximum of 72 points.

Provincial Nominee Program

If you receive an ITA for a Nomination from a province in Canada, you will get 600 extra points added to your profile in Express Entry.

Get an LMIA Approved work offer

If you get an LMIA Labor Market Impact Assessment recognized job offer from a Canadian employer, you can receive a maximum of 200 points added to your CRS score.

Obtain education in Canada

If you complete a recognized Diploma or Degree in Canada, you can receive a maximum of 30 points.

Including Common-Law Partner/ Spouse in the application

Including your Common-Law Partner/ Spouse in the application will fetch you extra points for 3 factors. The language proficiency of the Common-Law Partner/ Spouse will incur 20 points, while work experience and education in Canada will incur 10 points individually. Thus, you can add a maximum of 40 extra points to your Express Entry CRS score.

Work experience in Canada 

You can add a maximum of 150 points to your CRS score if you have less than 3 years of full-time work experience and if you continue to be employed.

Summary of maximum points per factor for Express Entry candidates

A. Core Human Capital Factors

FactorsPoints for every Factor – With no Common-Law Partner or SpousePoints for every Factor – With Common-Law Partner or Spouse
Age110100
Level of Education150140
Official languages proficiency160150
Canadian Work Experience8070

B. Spouse or Common-Law Partner Factors

FactorsPoints for every Factor (Maximum 40 points)
Education Level10
Proficiency in Official Languages20
Work Experience in Canada10
  1. Core Human Capital + B. Common-law partner or Spouse factors = Maximum 500 points (without OR with a common-law partner or spouse)

C. Skill Transferability Factors

EducationPoints for every Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With excellent proficiency in the official language and post-secondary credentials50
With work experience in Canada and post-secondary credentials50
Overseas Work ExperiencePoints Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With excellent proficiency in official languages (CLB Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 or more) and post-secondary credentials50
With overseas work experience and Canadian work experience50
Qualification Certificate (for individuals in trade jobs)Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With excellent proficiency in official languages and qualification certificate50
  1. Core Human Capital + B. Common-law partner or Spouse + C. Skill Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points

D. Additional Points

FactorsMaximum points per factor
Sibling in Canada (permanent resident or citizen)15
French Language proficiency30
Canadian Post-secondary education30
Prearranged employment200
Provincial Nomination600
  1. Core Human Capital + B. Common-law partner or Spouse + C. Factors for Transferability + D. Extra Points = Total of Maximum 1,200 points
CRS Points Breakdown

A. Core/ Human capital factors

  • With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 460 points
  • Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 500 points

 

Age (In years)With a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
17 or less00
189099
1995105
20 to 29100110
3095105
319099
328594
338088
347583
357077
366572
376066
385561
395055
404550
413539
422528
431517
4456
45 or more00

 

Level of EducationWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
Less than secondary school (high school)00
A secondary diploma (high school graduation)2830
One-year degree, diploma, or certificate from  a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes8490
The two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes9198
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes112120
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years119128
Master’s degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For professional degree, the degree program must have been in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)126135
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)140150
Official language proficiency – the first official language
Maximum points for each ability ( Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing):

 

  • 32 with a spouse or common-law partner
  • 34 without a spouse or common-law partner
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
Less than 400
4 or 566
689
71617
82223
92931
10 or more3234
Official language proficiency – the second official language
Maximum points for each ability (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing)

 

  • 6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)
  • 6 without a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)

 

 

 

 

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
4 or less00
5 or 611
7 or 833
9 or more66

 

Canadian Work Experience (In-years)With a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
0 or less than 100
13540
24653
35664
46372
5 or more7080

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital factors

 

  • With a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 460 points
  •  Without a spouse or common-law partner Maximum 500 points

 


B. Spouse or Common-law partner factors

 

Spouses or common-law partners level of educationWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
Less than secondary school (high school)0
Secondary school (high school graduation)2
One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes6
The two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical in school, or other institutes7
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes8
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years9
Master’s degree, or professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For professional degree, the degree program must have been in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)10
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)10

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s official languages proficiency – the first official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
4 or less0
5 or 61
7 or 83
9 or more5

 

Spouse’s Canadian work experience (In-years)Maximum 10 pointsWithout a spouse or common-law partner (Does not apply)
0 or less than a year0
15
27
38
49
5 or more10

Subtotal :  A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points

 C.Skill Transferability factors

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degreePoints for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9 (Maximum 25 points)Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials were issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required2550
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550

 

With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degreePoints for education + 1 year of Canadian work experience (Maximum 25 points)Points for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience (Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials were issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required2550
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550

 

Foreign work experience With good official language proficiency (CLB 7 or higher

Foreign Work Experience (In Years)Points for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 9 (Maximum 25 points)Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 50 points)
000
1 or 21325
3 or more2550

 

Foreign Work Experience + Canadian Work Experience

Foreign Work Experience (In Years)Points for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience (Maximum 25 points)Points for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience (Maximum 50 points)
000
1 or 21325
3 or more2550
Certificate of qualification (trade occupations) With good official language proficiency (CLB 5 or higher)Points for a certificate of qualification + CLB 5 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 7 (Maximum 25 points)Points for a certificate of qualification + CLB 7 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 50 points)
With a certificate of qualification2550

Subtotal:  A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors = Maximum 600 points


D. Additional Points

Additional PointsMaximum 600 points
Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada15
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or didn’t take an English test)25
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills50
Post-secondary education in Canada – credential of one or two years15
Post-secondary education in Canada – credential three years or longer30
Arranged employment – NOC 00200
Arranged employment any other NOC 0, A, or B50
Provincial or territorial nomination600

Subtotal: D. Additional points Maximum 600 points

Grand total: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors + D. Additional points = Maximum 1,200 points

Frequently Asked Question

Does the NOC code affect the CRS score?

NOC codes affect your CRS scores in two ways:To get the CRS points for work experience, you need to have required work experience in NOC skill level 0, A or B. Second, you can also get extra CRS points depending on the NOC level of your job offered in your job offer letter. For example, for a NOC 00 level job you get extra 200 CRS points.

Why is the CRS score increasing?

With the CRS score, express entry ranks the profiles in the express entry pool. Higher ranked profiles are for immigrants with high-demanding skills and higher work experience. To target only those immigrants with high skill-sets, IRCC mainly invites those to express entry profiles with a higher CRS score, thus increasing the CRS score cut-off. But these profiles are in limited numbers, and to meet the admission targets for new immigrants, the CRS score for Canada PR Visa is bound to decrease.

What if my CRS score is below 400 points?

Other than the Express entry program, there is a provincial nomination program (PNP) that can provide you another immigration pathway to Canada PR Visa with a low CRS score. Many PNPs programs require a low CRS score to be eligible like SINP – Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program, etc. Also, the AIPP – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program provides another immigration pathway to Canada PR Visa with a CRS score of fewer than 400 points.
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