Canada PR Points Calculator and System 2023

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  • Feb 01, 2023 12:28 PM

This blog first discusses the basic eligibility criteria for Canadian permanent residency application. Then, it moves to talk about what is CRS, CRS points, ways to improve your CRS score and finally, Canada’s immigration levels plans for 2022-2024.

The Canadian permanent residency application is based on certain eligibility criteria and points system. Canadian Residency is based on the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Age: The Age you are.
  2. Education: The level of Education you have achieved.
  3. Work Experience: The number of years you have experience in your chosen occupation.
  4. English: the level of your proficiency in the English language.
  5. Second Language: Whether you know a second language like French or not.
  6. Marriage: Whether you are married or not.
  7. Adaptability: Whether you have worked in Canada for 1 or more years or not. Also, if you have studied in Canada for two or more years. Finally, if you have an adult relative in Canada on PR/Citizen status or not.

Canada PR CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System)

Canadian permanent residency is based on a sophisticated CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). In this section of the blog, we will look at various aspects of this system.

What is CRS?

A candidate's Express Entry profile is evaluated and scored using a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a points-based approach that compares the individual to other applicants in the pool. Candidates that meet the requirements and have 67 points or more can submit a profile to the Express Entry pool to be evaluated using the Comprehensive Ranking System standards.

A candidate's talents, work experience, language proficiency, education, and other details will be evaluated by the CRS. Aiming to process applications in six months, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) periodically provides Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency to the top-ranked individuals through draws from the pool.

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CRS Points that are considered for CRS Score

  1. One thousand two hundred (1,200) possible CRS points are allocated among several different factors in the Comprehensive Ranking System.
  2. A candidate receives a score out of 500 based on four fundamental human capital factors: age, education, language ability, and work experience.
  3. When all of these criteria are combined, some of them are referred to as skill transfer-ability factors and are worth 100 points. The core CRS score for a candidate is made up of these 600 points.
  4. In addition, additional 600 points are given for things like a provincial nomination, an offer of pre-arranged work, prior Canadian study experience, fluency in French, and having a sibling who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. These points will aid candidates in raising their CRS.
  5. A provincial nomination earns 600 CRS points and is the most valued extra component. Only applicants who are in the Express Entry pool are eligible for many Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

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Ways to improve your CRS Score

  • Boost your language score: Your CRS score will rise if you perform well on language exams like the IELTS. For instance, if you receive a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 9 on the language test, your CRS ranking will increase by up to 136 direct points. Up to 24 points can also be added for showing up for a language test in French.

Apply for a PR visa through the Provincial Candidate Program of the PNP; in an event that you are invited, you will gain 600 more points for your Express Entry profile.

  • Get a job offer: 200 more points are awarded for receiving a job offer from a Canadian firm.
  • Obtain a qualification in Canada: If you finish a recognized qualification in Canada, you could earn up to 30 extra points.

Application for a visa and a petition for permanent residence together will give you both bonus points. Your spouse's language ability would be worth 20 points, while your school level and Canadian job experience might each be worth up to 10 points. Thus, this will raise your CRS score by a total of 40 points.

  • Continue working: If you have less than three years of full-time job experience, you can raise your CRS score if you keep working.

You should use the Canada Skilled Immigration Points Calculator before deciding if you qualify for skilled worker immigration to Canada.

Your profile must receive 67 points to be added to the Express Entry pool that is run by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] on behalf of the Canadian federal government.

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Canada Immigration Levels Plans for 2022-2024

Under the Immigration Levels Plan 2022–2024, Canada raises its goal to 432,000 immigrants in 2022. Canada plans to land the following number of new immigrants during the next three years:

431,645 full-time residents in 2022.
447,055 full-time residents in 2023.
451,000 full-time residents in 2024.

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