by Mansi Sahai
Posted on July 7, 2022
Are you willing to migrate to Canada in 2022 but clueless about dealing with the complexities involved in the immigration process and still figuring out how to boost your chances by improving your Comprehensive Ranking System, CRS score?
In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can improve your CRS score and boost your ranking in the Express Entry pool.
Let’s start with an overview of Canada’s Federal Express Entry System, which was introduced in 2015 by IRCC (Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada). The EE system is exclusively designed to accept, manage and process PR applications from skilled foreign nationals. There are three economic immigration programs, which are operated under Express Entry, including:
Under this electronic application managed system known as Express Entry, the IRCC selects and invites eligible applicants from the pool based on their CRS score, i.e. Comprehensive Ranking System, a points-based system used for assessing and scoring a candidate’s profile and ranking it in the pool.
Under CRS, candidates are awarded points based on different factors, including:
Point Allocation under Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
In order to rank applicants in the EE pool, IRCC assign them a CRS score out of 1200, which includes a core set of up to 600 points and a set of additional points of up to 600.
|Core: Up to 600 points||Additional: 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
|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
You can improve your CRS score and ranking in the Express Entry pool in different ways. Even a slight boost in your language ability, like from intermediate level to initial advanced level, completing a higher education credential, etc., can reflect a positive impact on your ranking.
If your CRS score is not high enough to obtain an ITA (invitation to apply) in an upcoming EE draw, you may take the following steps and give a required boost to your overall CRS score:
Re-take Language test
Language is n essential factor and is worth 260 points. You can score maximum points if you are fluent in English or French. Else, you may re-sit for the test. By improving your band in all four language abilities, you can reach an advanced level, i.e., CLB 9 or even 10.
While in case you are a bilingual candidate, you may sit for English and French language tests and can claim up to 24 CRS points.
Get provincial nomination
If you successfully get a provincial nomination from any province in Canada, you will get additional 600 points, which guarantees you an ITA in the upcoming Express Entry draw. To get a provincial nomination, you may apply under a suitable PNP stream.
Also read: How to apply for Canada PR via PNP?
Complete higher education
Education is a highly valued factor under CRS, and if you enter the pool of candidates without an ECA report, you may be asked to wait longer. With an ECA report for education obtained outside of Canada, you can score higher points.
With an assessed bachelor’s degree, you can score up to 170 points. Also, if you complete any additional degree, diploma or certificate assessed, you can improve your ranking score under CRS.
Gain more skilled work experience
Express Entry is for skilled foreign workers; therefore, you must have enough work experience gained in a skilled occupation.
If you ignore your skilled work experience, you may lose massive points. The EE has a National Occupational Classification (NOC) matrix for assigning points to each occupation. Thus, choosing the correct NOC code and gaining relevant work experience can boost your scores.
Score Additional Points for Spousal factors
If you have a spouse, you may claim additional points under the below-mentioned conditions:
If I were to offer advice to all the candidates under the Express Entry program, it would be to stay aware, informed and guided by a team of experts in Canadian immigration. With a team of advisors like we have at Visas Avenue, you can explore all the Canadian immigration options. As well, we help you work on improving your CRS score by taking calculated steps using our Canada Points Calculator, offering professional language coaching, getting your profile evaluated and case studied by proficient consultants and more.
Trust me! Getting a deep insight into the entire Canada PR process and hand-in-hand support over time is a booster and motivates you to perform better at every stage.
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