The Express Entry is one of the most opted and applied for Canadian immigration program in 2020. The Express Entry program is a transparent electronic program where skilled immigrants can apply to migrate to Canada to work. This is solely based on skills and points which are allotted for different eligibility factors.
The system offers eligible candidates with about 60 different programs to migrate to Canada.
To be eligible for this program, you need to score a minimum number of 67 points. Once you have the required score (67 points) you can apply under the Express Entry profile. You also need to score points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This will make you eligible to get the Invitation for the Permanent Residency visa of Canada.
The Express Entry Calculator
As indicated above, you will need to score a minimum of 67 points on the Express Entry calculator in order to qualify for a Permanent Residency visa .The maximum points you can obtain for these factors are as follows:
|Age||Maximum 12 points|
|Education||Maximum 25 points|
|Language Proficiency||Maximum 24 points (English and/or French)|
|Work Experience||Work Experience 21 points|
|Adaptability||Maximum of 10 points|
|Arranged employment||Additional 10 points (not mandatory).|
If you can score 67 points, then you are eligible for applying Canada PR through the Express Entry system.
After this step, you are required to choose the right immigration program for your profile based on your profile traits: You can apply for any of the following programs:
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Workers Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Provincial Nominee Program
Once you know which route you will take, you will need to have points on the CRS
How the points are assigned for CRS calculation?
The Comprehensive Ranking System includes 4 essential areas of the applicant’s profile. The more points you score in the Comprehensive Ranking System, the higher the chances you have to obtain permanent residency of Canada.
The below factors are considered to assign points for CRS score:
- Core Human Factors (your age, education, experience, etc. will be considered)
- Skill Transferability Factors (Canadian work experience or foreign work experience, language ability, etc.)
- Spouse Factor (Spouse Education, work experience, etc)
- Additional Points (Canadian job offer, provincial nomination, etc.)
The final step in the application process is an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada Permanent Residence. For this ITA, you need to get points more than or equal to CRS cut off, which is the minimum number of points, a candidate must score. Based on the latest express entry draw, the cut-off score is 473.
Applicants who score 450+ tends to get a permanent residency of Canada in 8-10 months’ time. It is important to note that the CRS Points and 67 points-based systems (Federal Skilled Worker) are different points systems.