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How to Improve CRS Score

The Comprehensive Ranking System is a points-based system that is used to evaluate your profile and rank you in the Express Entry Pool. Since 2015, Express Entry has been the most advanced immigration system in the world. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) gives permission to candidates who have the highest CRS score to apply for permanent residence. Canada welcomes thousands of skilled immigrants to Canada each year through Express Entry.

The Federal Government issued an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency to those people who acquired the highest CRS score. Now candidates can boost their CRS score in different ways. But first, we will get information about those factors on which points are given.

Points Distribution

  • Provincial nomination: 600
  • Senior management job offer backed by LMIA (TIER 0 Major group 00): 200
  • Other listed job offers backed by LMIA (NOC TIER 1, 2, or 3, or any TIER 0 other than Major Group 00): 50
  • Three years’ Canadian post-secondary education, master’s, professional degree, or doctorate: 30
  • One or two years of Canadian post-secondary education: 15
  • Other skills, work experience, and education: 500
  • Transferable skills and combinations: 100
  • Siblings in Canada: 15

Two Ways to Boost Your CRS Score

There are two ways to improve your CRS score to rank in the Express Entry Pool. Let’s know about them in detail:
1. Make your profile perfect for Express Entry
2. Prepared in advance for a Provincial Nomination or an ITA

Make your profile for Express Entry Perfect
It is the most important thing that you present yourself perfectly in the Express Entry Profile. Your good profile will be helpful not only in increasing your CRS score (Comprehensive Ranking System) but also in protecting you from major penalties for misrepresenting yourself. You can take care of some factors while you are preparing for your profile. These factors are:

* Language Proficiency
For the Express Entry Program, one needs a minimum score of 6 for each module of IELTS. However, if you get more than CLB 10, it is a great opportunity for you to improve your CRS score. In this way, you can add 310 points to your CRS score.
Moreover, this number can rise if the applicant is married or in a common-law relationship.

If someone has completed his or her education outside of Canada, it can add up to 200 points; if they have a post-secondary education from Canada, it can add 250 points to your CRS score. Furthermore, by completing another degree, you can improve your score. ECA must be done with your existing degrees because only those applicants who can enter the Express Entry Pool are done with ECA.

Spouse or Common Law Partner
It will be a great decision if you compare the CRS score with that of your spouse or common-law partner. Because your spouse’s score may be higher than yours. So it will be beneficial for you to choose your spouse as the principal applicant to boost your CRS score. It will increase the chances of getting Canadian permanent residency.

Working Experience
Candidates must have continuous work experience for one year to enter the pool. You should have good work experience, which helps you improve your CRS score. So your main focus should be getting as much work experience as you can or improving the documentation of your current work history. However, even those applicants who have a gap in their work experience can count towards CRS points. These points are for both full-time and part-time work experience.

Job Offers
It would be great if the applicant had a job offer because he could get 50 or 200 points in his CRS score. A candidate with NOC 0, A, or B level may earn 50 points, or under Major Group 00, senior management occupations may be awarded an additional 200 points.
Furthermore, the candidate’s job offer must be in writing and have details about the job requirements, salary, duties, and conditions of employment.

Work Experience and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
If your documentation of work experience is done in an accurate manner, you may be eligible for one of Canada’s provincial nominee programs. Applicants with Express Entry for permanent residence who are nominated by a Canadian province are generally eligible to add 600 points to their CRS score. Sometimes you may not have a particular type of job experience for which provinces are looking, but there is no need to worry because it is not connected to your main occupation.

Prepared in advance for a Provincial Nomination or an ITA

Applicants must be in the Express Entry Pool and should be preparing for an ITA or provincial nomination in spite of their CRS score. The benefit is that provincial nomination can boost the applicant’s score by 600 points if they have a score of 299.

When the applicant receives an ITA, he has only 60 days to submit an application, although some PNPs give less time. If all your paperwork is done in advance, you can get it right away after getting an invitation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If an applicant has job offers depending on the job category, you can get 50 or 200 points for CRS Score. However, the applicant must ensure that his/her job offer is in writing or has essential details which are required.

 It will be beneficial for those applicants who have the lowest CRS Score. In other words, if the applicant prepares for a Provincial Nomination or ITA, he can add 600 points to the CRS Score. 

 There are two ways, with your help, you can increase your CRS Score
The first is to make your profile perfect, and the second is to be prepared for the provincial nomination, or ITA.

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