Disclaimer: Our Express Entry CRS Calculator is provided for a general-purpose and is to be used as a reference only. If there is any discrepancy in the scores calculated via our questionnaire and that of the Express Entry questionnaire of the IRCC, the results will be based on the provisions stated by IRCC. We update our calculator from time to time in accordance with the changes and instructions provided by Ministerial Instructions that govern the Express Entry.

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What is the Express Entry System?

The Express Entry System was introduced in Canada in 2015. This system has revolutionized the immigration program allowing thousands of people to successfully migrate to Canada. The Express Entry System has three main programs under its belt:

  • Federal Skilled Workers (FSW)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

These programs are extremely competitive and each has its own individual requirements. The candidates are ranked and scored on certain criteria and a cut-off is presented at the time of a draw. Only the candidates that make points above the cut-off are invited to apply. In this way, Canada ensures that it invites the most qualified and promising candidates into its fold. 

The Express Entry Process

The Express Entry is a two-step process. The first step requires you to create a profile with the Express Entry System. Here you’re required to provide information about your education, work skills, experience, language skills.

You then submit your profile which is in a pool with other candidates. Each candidate is ranked on specific criteria through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and top-ranking candidates are issued an invitation to apply for immigration to Canada under its various programs. Through our calculator, you can get an estimate of the points you are likely to score. You can score up to 600 points in the Express Entry system as core points. Additional 600 points can be scored on other factors such as getting a job offer. Therefore you are eligible to earn up to 1200 points under the Express Entry System.

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ITA: Invitation to Apply

This is the second step. If you make the cut-off score that is announced by IRCC, you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and are given 60 days to submit your application along with paying the processing fee for permanent residence. IRCC holds regular Express Entry Draws and you should keep a lookout if you do not make the cut, you should wait for the next round. The candidates with the highest scores in the pool are issued the ITA. Once the application is complete, the process takes about 6 months till the time you’re issued your COPR. 

Check out the latest Express Entry Scores to keep yourself updated and to find out what the latest cut-off is.

About the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

The government has come up with a merit-based ranking system that assigns a score to each candidate in the express entry pool. This point system is known as the Comprehensive Ranking System and the score that each candidate garners is known as the CRS score. 

You can earn a maximum of 1200 points of which 600 are set and 600 are additional.

Core Points Factors for 600 Points:

  • Experience and Skills such as language skills
  • Common-law/spouse factors such as their education, skills, etc.
  • Transferability skills include education and work experience etc.

Additional Points Factors for 600 Points:

  • Canadian work experience, education, certifications, or degrees
  • A job offer from a legitimate employer
  • A nomination from a Canadian territory or province
  • A sister or brother living in Canada who is a permanent resident in Canada
  • French communication and language skills

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