Canada Express Entry Points CalculatorThe Express Entry Program allows applicants for Canadian Permanent Residence to push through their applications faster if they have certain skills or qualifications which are more highly valued in Canada. As per the guidelines issued by the ministry of immigration, specific points are allocated for different categories. These guidelines are commonly referred to as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS has 4 broad categories for allotting rating points :
- Core Human Capital factors
- Spouse / Common Law Partner factors
- Skill Transferability factors
- Additional Points
Core Human Capital factors – Ranking points are allocated for age, education level, language proficiency and Canadian work experience. An applicant gets more points if he is applying without a spouse or common law partner. As an example, if an applicant is 33 years of age, he
would get 80 out of the maximum 100 points under the subcategory of Age, but if the applicant is 43 years old, he would get only 15 out of 100.
Spouse / Common Law Partner factors – For this category, points are awarded for education level, language proficiency and Canadian work experience of spouse or common law partner. For these two categories put together (Core Human Capital and Spouse), an applicant can get a maximum of 500 points.
Skill Transferability factors – this category also looks at education and foreign work experience, in different combinations. Additionally, this factor also takes into account a certificate of qualification only for applicants in trade occupations. One difference in ranking system here with the earlier two categories is that in the first two, Canadian work experience is taken into account, whereas in skill transferability, foreign work experience is taken into account. The other difference is that the language proficiency under skill transferability category is gauged using the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB), and a minimum level of CLB 7 is needed. An applicant can get a maximum of 600 points from these first 3 categories (human capital, spouse, skill transferability).
Additional Points – this last category looks at the criteria which are outside the first 3 categories,and are a little different in nature. French language skills, or a sibling living in Canada, or a job offer in hand are a few of the criteria which could get you points under this category. If you have a Canadian post graduate certification, or if you have been nominated under PN, you could win points as well. An applicant can get a maximum of 1200 points from all these 4 categories put together.