Understanding Express Entry CRS Points and FSW Points

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on July 24, 2021

Understanding Express Entry CRS points and FSW points

Moving to is like a dream come true for tens and thousands of aspiring individuals and families. For those foreign nationals who have good command over English language and a prior skilled work experience, Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker program makes an ideal pathway.

As mentioned, the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is one among the three economic immigration programs managed within Express Entry system of Canada. An applicant who applies under FSWP is required to meet the minimum 67-points requirement out of 100 on the FSW grid. These points are allocated based on six selection factors and only upon meeting this criteria, an applicant qualifies to enter the Express Entry pool of candidates.

While, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a merit-based selection system used by the Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assign a score out of 1200 to each applicant who enters the Express Entry pool under all three programs, including Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class.

Point Allocation under FSW Points Grid and CRS

To qualify for FSW points criteria, your profile will be assessed based on following six selection factors:

  • Language skills points (maximum 28 points)
  • Education points (maximum 25 points)
  • Work experience points (maximum 15 points)
  • Age points (maximum 12 points)
  • Arranged employment in Canada points (maximum 10 points)
  • Adaptability points (maximum 10 points)

Point Allocation under Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

In order to rank candidates, the IRCC assigns a CRS score to each applicant in the EE pool out of 1200, which includes:

  • Core: Up to 600 points
  • Skills and experience factors
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors, such as their language skills and education
  • Skills transferability, including education and work experience
  • Additional: Up to 600 points
  • Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
  • a valid job offer
  • a nomination from a province or territory
  • a brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident
  • strong French language skills

Improving your Express Entry CRS scores

If your scores are not high enough, you must put efforts in increasing your overall CRS score by:

  • Working on your language proficiency skills and aim to score up to CLB 9 or 10
  • Learning a second language, i.e., French to garner additional points
  • Getting a provincial nomination to get additional 600 points
  • Getting higher education, like a PhD or Master’s degree

If you are interested in moving to Canada and start your immigration process via Express Entry, you may seek expert advice from our team at Visas Avenue. We assist you with visa filing, online IELTS coaching, documentation, visa follow-up, and more.

To get started, you may contact us on a Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or may drop us an email at info@visasavenue.com.

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5 Valuable Tips to Earn Extra CRS Points Score for Canada PR

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on October 18, 2018

Improve CRS Score For Canada PR

Canada is one of those countries which have designed and employed a point based system for allocating skilled permanent visas to the talented professionals from overseas countries. As per the point system, the applicants are assessed and subsequently, selected based on their point score achieved based on age, education, language ability, work experience, etc. factors.

However, sometimes, this point score doesn’t help the deserving applicants to get the Express Entry ITA (Invitation to Apply) from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Here are a few key tips through which you can raise your express entry point score or CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score.

Key Tips to raise Express Entry CRS score?

There are various ways you can enhance your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score. However, not many applicants are often aware of these key methods.

  1. Additional points for Secondary (French) language skills

Usually, most of the applicants mention their primary language as English. However, if you know the secondary language (i.e. French), as well, you can get additional CRS points for the same. Vice versa of it can also be done if your primary language is French, but you also know English as a secondary language.

  1. Extra CRS Points for Siblings in Canada

Not all applicants know that as per express entry rule changes a few months back, the applicants can earn the additional points for their siblings already working in Canada. Hence, if you have your sibling already settled in Canada, you can add additional CRS points in your express entry profile based on the same.

  1. Improved IELTS score can get you extra points

If you have provided an IELTS Test with minimum CLB 7 level of proficiency, you can go on to raise your IELTS test score to earn more CRS points based on the same.

  1. Points for Provincial Nomination

You can earn massive points if a Canadian province has nominated you for Canadian permanent residency. To get the provincial nomination you need to get notification from a province and subsequently, apply in the Express Entry Stream of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Most of the provinces in Canada has a Provincial Nominee Program through which they invite and nominate suitable skilled workers for Canadian permanent residency.

  1. Points for partner’s credentials

You also get CRS points for your partner’s credentials. Moreover, if you have a partner, who can earn more CRS points in express entry than you. It’s worth making him the primary applicant.

Also read-How To Enhance Your CRS Score To Get Canadian PR Invitation Via Express Entry?

Provincial nomination can add as many as 600 additional CRS Points for your express entry CRS score. Such huge additional points help an applicant get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR in the subsequent draw of Federal Express Entry System.

Get in touch with Trusted Visa Consultancy for vital assistance

To find alternate pathways to apply Canadian PR or to know how to increase your CRS score, you may get in touch most qualified Canadian immigration experts at Visas Avenue- the top and trusted Canadian Visa consultancy Company in India.

You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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CRS is Below 400 points? Ontario PNP offers you Great Opportunity to obtain Canada PR

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on September 22, 2018

Best Opportunity for Canada PR

Canada is best country in the world for quality of life parameters. Moreover, today, it’s one of the best countries to get easy Permanent residency. Thanks to the lenient immigration policy and process requirements by the Canadian government. However, still, not all applicants are able to obtain permanent residency in Canada through its point-based immigration system. Low immigration points score or CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score in fastest express entry system becomes the hurdle for most applicants.

Every year, thousands of profile expire in express entry without getting the invitation to apply from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). The IRCC only invites the applicants who have good CRS score (close to 440 mark as per the trend this year). So, what to do if your CRS score is not anywhere near the cut off marks or CRS score requirement being announced by IRCC in every express entry draw?

Ontario PNP brings good news to the Canada PR applicants with low CRS score

Ontario is the most popular province in Canada, which is home to some of the most beautiful Canadian cities, i.e. Ottawa (capital of Canada), Toronto (capital of Ontario), etc. Needless to mention that it offers excellent professional opportunities and infrastructure facilities to the new immigrants. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada through which you can apply and obtain the provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency.

Express Entry- Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream of OINP

Express Entry HCP stream is the most popular stream of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The applicants, who wish to apply for this stream need to have their profile registered in federal Express Entry system of Canada. The applicants who apply in Express Entry HCP stream of OINP and get selected for provincial nomination, become eligible to get 600 additional CRS points in Express Entry System. The additional CRS points ensure that the applicant get Canada PR invitation from IRCC in the subsequent draw of express entry system.

Earlier, this stream had a condition or requirement, i.e. applicants need to have minimum 400 CRS points to apply in Express Entry HCP stream of OINP. However, as per recent Ontario immigration rule change, the minimum CRS score for OINP-HCP stream will now be determined by the Director.

Also read-Ontario Immigration rule Changes- Upcoming OINP Draws may invite Express Entry candidates with CRS score under 400


Candidates with CRS score below 400 likely to get invited in future OINP draws

As per the reports, the provincial government has also indicated that now express entry-HCP stream may consider the applicants even with CRS score below 400 points. It has actually happened in the past that OINP- Human Capital Priorities stream invited the applicants with CRS score between 350-400 CRS points, however, it was not part of the pre-determined process or rules of OINP. Now, the government has officially made changes in the minimum CRS Score rule.

Condition applied to new rule

As mentioned, OINP –Express entry stream has been inviting applicants with low CRS score, however, all such applicants were selected based on their good French speaking skills, or due to the employment offer they had from province of Ontario. Moreover, the applicants with skills and experience in ICT occupations have also got the invite from OINP in the past even with low CRS score. Hence, these criteria is likely to be applicable in future OINP draws as well.

So, if you want to be considered for OINP-Express Entry HCP stream, with low CRS score, you must meet the criteria of French-speaking skills, or employment offer from Ontario, Canada.

Contact certified Canada immigration expert to apply in OINP

If you wish to apply and acquire Canada PR through Ontario immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) this year, you must get in touch with the highly experienced Canadian immigration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration- a leading and accredited Immigration Consultancy Company in India specialized in Canada immigration and PR process.

You may call Visas Avenue immigration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id- info@visasavenue.com.

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