How to Improve Comprehensive Ranking System Scores for Express Entry

by Ashish Y. Boulevard to Dream

In 2015, the Canadian government launched a point-based immigration system known as Federal Express Entry System. Since then, Express Entry has been managing and processing PR applications from skilled foreign workers for the three most popular economic immigration programs: 

·         Federal Skilled Worker Class 

·         Federal Skilled Trades Class 

·         Canadian Experience Class 

It completely overtook the old, first-come, first-served selection system and select applicants from a pool based on their ranking score. All the candidates get a score and a rank using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). 

Canada PR points are given to each one in the pool under the CRS, and those with higher ranking receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a Canadian PR visa. An ITA qualifies them to submit an eAPR, i.e., an electronic application for permanent residence in Canada, along with supporting documents and application fees. 

As an Express Entry candidate, you need to know that improving your score beyond the minimum criteria will improve your chances of obtaining an ITA for Canada PR.

Check Out the Latest Figures & Prediction 2021 For Express Entry Draw Canada

Key factors to improve overall CRS scores

Language Proficiency 

As a fluent English or French speaker, you can score up to 260 points. There is always a room for little improvement in your approved language test score. You may prepare and re-take a language test to improve the score for all four abilities, including speaking, writing, listening and reading. 

Even a slight increase in your score can bring a huge improvement in your overall CRS ranking, i.e., to reach an advanced level of CLB 9 or above. Also, a bilingual candidate can take language tests in both the official language, i.e., English and French and claim up to 50 points.


It is a highly valued CRS selection factor. You may increase your score by getting your education assessed and get up to 200 points. For human capital, you get 150 points, and for Canadian work experience or/and language proficiency, you get 50 points. While, with a bachelor’s degree assessment, you may reach up to 170 points. 

Apart from getting an ECA report, you can also grab more points by completing another additional study program level.

Work Experience

It is a good idea to update your profile with additional skilled work experience, making it more than 8 years. It’ll help you grab maximum points on the CRS table. 

Spousal Factors

If you are applying with a spouse or common-law partner, you may claim additional points to increase your CRS score. Your spouse’s education level, language proficiency, and work experience can get you additional points. You may get up to 40 points for spousal factors, i.e., 20 for language ability and 10 for Canadian work experience and education. If your spouse or partner submits a language test result or an ECA report, you can get more points. 

Furthermore, you must carefully review both the profiles, and if your partner’s profile is equally strong, you both can create an Express Entry profile as principal applicants. This will double the chances of obtaining an ITA. 

Provincial Nomination

You may apply for Express Entry via a PNP category and get additional 600 points for a provincial nomination, which will guarantee you an ITA at an upcoming EE draw. Most of the Canadian provinces run a provincial nomination program that is aligned with Federal Express Entry System. They usually select an applicant interested in permanently moving to any province and has the right skill set to contribute to provincial needs. For selection, each PNP has a unique eligibility requirement and application process.

To conclude, we would advise all the Express Entry candidates to follow their dreams and pave their path towards success with utmost precision. You must explore all your Canada immigration options and use a free online Canada PR points calculator to estimate your overall scores. 

With an estimated score, you can carefully put your Canada PR plans into action and work on the factors, which need a little improvement from your side. Trust us; even a slight increase in your points can simplify the route to obtaining Canadian permanent residency. 

Sponsor Ads

About Ashish Y. Freshman   Boulevard to Dream

3 connections, 0 recommendations, 29 honor points.
Joined APSense since, February 22nd, 2021, From New Delhi, India.

Created on Mar 25th 2021 04:23. Viewed 267 times.


No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.