Canada Express Entry Points called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) are awarded to candidates for things like language ability, age, work experience, a study in Canada, level of education and more.
The more points you have, the better your chances of being chosen to apply for Permanent residence. Points are automatically assigned based on your profile, so it’s important to get as much score as possible for a chance to be drawn out of the pool.

Listed below are 7 ways to increase your CRS score:

  1. Retake the IELTS exam.
    A good IELTS result can get you up to 160 points. And if you have a good IELTS result and a post-secondary education you can get an additional 50 points, that is 210 points
  2. Accumulate work experience within a defined NOC.
    Expressed Entry is majorly for skilled workers which means you will be working under a defined NOC, thus by accumulating work experience in your country within a defined NOC can boost your score, or you can also consider getting a temporary work in Canada.
  3. Explore the Spousal points.
    Maybe your spouse could get you more points, so check the full points each spouse as a principal applicant to see who scored the highest score before deciding on who will be the principal applicant.
  4. Get a job offer letter from a Canadian company.
  5. Re-arrange your CV to showcase your NOC skills.
    Take a look at your CV, you may be losing important points because they are not properly showcasing the NOC skills that may make some provinces to send you an NOI.
  6. Get a Provincial Nomination.
    The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.

    Each PNP has at least one immigration stream that is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Provincial nominations issued under these Express Entry-aligned streams are known as ‘enhanced nominations’ and award Express Entry candidates an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

    The following provinces offer PNP. Click on them to learn more about the requirements for each province.
    Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
    British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
    Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
    New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
    Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
    Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
    Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
    Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
    Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
    Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
    Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
  7. Try learning Canada’s 2nd language (French) and take a test

    You can now earn up to 30 additional points for strong French language skills (even if French is your second language).

    If you score NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills, you can get

    • 15 additional points if you scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or if you didn’t take an English test)
    • 30 additional points if you scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills

    These additional points do not include the score you get for official language proficiency (second official language) which has 22 points (applicant with a spouse) and 24 points (for the applicant without a spouse)

    Do you need help with your Canada Immigration through Express Entry? Contact us now for guidance and advice. 

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