Express Entry Score

Express Entry Immigration
Introduction:

The Comprehensive Ranking System ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry. There is a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System.

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The CRS is a points-based system that IRCC use to assess and score the profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. It’s used to assess the candidate:

  1. Education
  2. Language ability
  3. Work experience
  4. Skills
  5. Transferability
Comprehensive Ranking System Points Breakdown:

Core Human Capital Factors: Age、Level of education、Language ability、Canadian work experience

Age (in years)With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 100)Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 110)
under 180 points0 points
189099
1995105
20-29100110
3095105
319099
328594
338088
347583
357077
366572
376066
385561
395055
404550
413539
422528
431517
4456
45 or older00
Level of educationWith an accompanying spouse(maximum points available: 140 ) Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 150)
Less than secondary (high) school credential0 points0 points
Secondary school credential2830
One-year post-secondary program8490
Two-year post-secondary program9198
Post-secondary program of 3 or more years112120
Two or more post-secondary programs, of which at least one was completed after a post-secondary program of three or more years119128
Master’s or entry-to-practice professional degree126135
Doctoral Degree (PhD)140150

First Language Ability (English or French)

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 128)Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 136)
CLB 3 or lower00
CLB 466
CLB 566
CLB 689
CLB 71617
CLB 82223
CLB 92931
CLB 10 or higher3234

Points in the chart above are for each language ability: speaking, writing, reading and listening, respectively.

Second Language Ability (English or French)

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 22)Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 24)
CLB 4 or lower00
CLB 5 or 611
CLB 7 or 833
CLB 9 or higher66

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test score equivalency chart

CLB LevelReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
1010101010
99999
88888
77777
66666
55555
44444

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training – Test score equivalency chart

CLB LevelReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
108.07.58.57.5
97.07.08.07.0
86.56.57.56.5
76.06.06.06.0
65.05.55.55.5
54.05.05.05.0
43.54.04.54.0

Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) Test score equivalency chart

CLB LevelReadingWritingListeningSpeaking
10263-277393-415316-333393-415
9248-262371-392298-315371-392
8233-247349-370280-297349-370
7207-232310-348249-279310-348
6181-206271-309217-248271-309
5151-180226-270181-216226-270
4121-150181-225145-180181-225

Canadian Work Experience

Number of yearsWith an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 70)Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 80)
Less than 10 points0 points
1 year3540
2 years4653
3 years5664
4 years6372
5 years or more7080

Spouse or Common-Law Factors

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of educationmaximum points available: 10
Less than secondary school (high school)0
Secondary school (high school graduation)2
One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute6
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical in school, or other institute7
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute8
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years9
Master’s degree, or professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree”, the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)10
Doctoral level university degree (PhD)10

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s official languages proficiency- first official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening )maximum points available: 20  
CLB 4 or less0
CLB 5 or 61
CLB 7 or 83
CLB 9 or more5

Spouse’s or common-law partner’ Canadian work experience

Spouse’s Canadian work experiencemaximum points available: 10  
None or less than a year0
1 year5
2 years7
3 years8
4 years9
5 years or more10

Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points for this section)

Education and language proficiency

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degreePoints for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550

Education and Canadian work experience

With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degreePoints for education + 1 year of Canadian work experiencePoints for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550

Foreign work experience and language proficiency

Years of experiencePoints for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 9Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550

Foreign work experience and Canadian work experience

Years of experiencePoints for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experiencePoints for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550

Trade certificate and Language Proficiency

Certificate of qualification (trade occupations) – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 5 or higher)Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 5 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 7Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 7 or more on all four first official language abilities
With a certificate of qualification2550

Additional points

FactorPoints
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)15
French language skills30
Post-secondary education in Canada30
Arranged employment200
PN nomination600

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