Canada has a system based on allotting point score to candidates willing to come to Canada on a Permanent basis. The maple leaf country of Canada demands a minimum of 67 points out of 100 based on an applicant’s education, experience, language ability and age before granting them eligibility green flag.
Note that these 67 points is the minimum eligibility criteria. In order to immigrate however, try to score as much as you can out of 100. The maximum score an individual is capable of scoring in each credential is explained in the below section:
Factor- Language Proficiency (28 points maximum)
Immigrating to a bi-lingual country like Canada requires you to be proficient in both English and French language. Canada has a mandatory requirement of English language skills and extra point’s provision for those having French proficiency in addition to English. To showcase your language ability, an English language examination named IELTS is suggested which have 4 modules of speaking, writing, listening and reading test sections.
Factor- Educational Qualification (25 points maximum)
Education is yet another important factor which gives you points. Canada is highly considerate of candidates having appropriate level of education/degrees/qualifications. This is because an educated class is way more capable of contributing towards the development of the economy as compared to someone who is not or modestly educated. Candidate also has to undergo a process called ECA (Education Credential Assessment) to validate his/her educational degrees.
Factor- Work Experience (15 points maximum)
Having a work experience is symbolic of your earned skills & expertise in a particular field or Job. A decent amount of work experience simply implies that an individual is a highly trained worker and is ready to face work challenges and practical business hurdles that may come up in some rainy day. A good amount of work experience can also get you a Job offer from Canada and consequently, additional CRS score for securing a job in the country.
Factor- Arranged Employment (10 points maximum)
Canada has a provision of extra CRS for candidates who are offered with a valid, full-time and permanent LMIA approved Job offer. Finding an employment in the country is considered good by the government of Canada as it communicates of your independency in Canada post immigrating. Also, it makes you a Canadian employee that is going to work for the betterment of the economy.
Factor – Adaptability (10 points maximum)
10 Point’s score for adaptability are allotted in certain cases such as having a relative or friend living in Canada and such relative/friend is ready to sponsor you. Other examples are having French Language proficiency, Spouse Skills & Language abilities etc.
The following list will tell you range of scores you will end up with in each segment of the points system:
Age (In Years)
47 or older
The applicant has to undertake language test recommended by the Canadian government. The applicant has to achieve the required threshold band as suggested:
University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal
University degree at the Master’s level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal). Occupation related to the degree must be:
Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal
Canadian high school diploma, or equal
*Applicants pursued ITI are not eligible to apply for this program
*Applicants with any mode of education can apply for this program
Years of Experience
6 or more years
*Minimum 1 year of experience continuously in the recent 10 years
* Minimum 2 years of experience required for bachelor’s degree holder
*Minimum 1 year of experience required for master’s degree holder
*Minimum 4 years of experience required for diploma holder