Express Entry

Express Entry is an online system that the Canadian government uses to manage applications for permanent residence

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program - This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program - The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.
  • Canadian Experience Class - The Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is the points-based system that is used to assess and score an applicant’s profile and rank them in the Express Entry pool.

The points an applicant gets from the CRS include a core set of points up to 600 and a set of additional points of up to 600. The total score will be out of 1,200.

Core: Up to 600 points

  1. Skills and experience factors
  2. Spouse or common-law partner factors, such as their language skills and education
  3. Skills transferability, including education and work experience

Additional: Up to 600 points

  1. Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
  2. A valid job offer
  3. A nomination from a province or territory
  4. A brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident
  5. Strong French language skills

Core points + Additional points = Applicant’s total score

Comprehensive Ranking System
Sr. No. Categories Factors Maximum Points
With Spouse Without Spouse
1 Core/Human Capital Age 100 110
Level of Education 140 150
Official Languages proficiency 150 160
Canadian Work Experience 70 80
Total 460 500
2 Spouse or Common-law partners factors Level of Education 10 0
Official Language Proficiency 20 0
Canadian Work Experience 30 0
Total 40 0
3 Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points) Education (with CLB/Canadian Work Experience) 50/50
Foreign Work Experience (with CLB/Canadian Work Experience) 50/50
Certificate of Qualification (with CLB and a certificate of qualification) 50
Total (maximum of 100 points) 100
4 Additional Points (Maximum 600 points) Sibling living in Canada (PR or Citizen) 15
French Language skills 50
Canadian Post secondary education 30
Arranged Employment 200
Provincial Nomination 600
Total (Maximum of 600 points) 600
Grand Total 1200
If principal applicant's spouse or partner is not coming to Canada, or they are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident, applicant will earn points under ‘without spouse’ category.