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Comprehensive Ranking System Criteria

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria for Express Entry

Here are the lists of measurements that IRCC will use to score and rank your application for immigrating to Canada.

CRS: Main Factors

AGE
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 Education
Level of EducationWith an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 140 for PA, 10 for spouse)Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 150)
Less than secondary (high) school credential0 points0 points
Secondary school credential28 for PA; 2 for spouse30
One-year post-secondary program84 for PA; 6 for spouse90
Two-year post-secondary program91 for PA; 7 for spouse98
Post-secondary program of 3 or more years112 for PA; 8 for spouse120
Two or more post-secondary programs, of which at least one was completed after a post-secondary program of three or more years119 for PA; 9 for spouse128
Master’s or entry-to-practice professional degree126 for PA; 10 for spouse135
Doctoral Degree (PhD)140 for PA; 10 for spouse150
First Language Ability (English or French)
First Language Ability (English or French)
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 128 for PA; 20 for spouse)Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 136)
For each language ability32 points for PA; 5 points for spouse34 points
CLB 3 or lower00
CLB 46 for PA; 0 for spouse6
CLB 56 for PA; 1 for spouse6
CLB 68 for PA; 1 for spouse9
CLB 716 for PA; 3 for spouse17
CLB 822 for PA; 3 for spouse23
CLB 929 for PA; 5 for spouse31
CLB 10 or higher32 for PA; 5 for spouse34
Second Language Ability (English or French)
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)
For each language ability66
CLB 4 or lower00
CLB 5 or 611
CLB 7 or 833
CLB 9 or higher66
Canadian Work Experience
Canadian Work Experience
Number of yearsWith an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 70 for PA; 10 for spouse)Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 80)
Less than 10 points0 points
1 year35 for PA; 5 for spouse40
2 years46 for PA; 7 for spouse53
3 years56 for PA; 8 for spouse64
4 years63 for PA; 9 for spouse72
5 years or more70 for PA; 10 for spouse80

CRS: Skill Transferability Factors

A maximum of 100 points are awarded.

Education and Language Ability
Education and Language Ability
CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one of these CLB 7 or 8CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities
No post-secondary education00
Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary credentials,the first of which was 3 or more years in duration2550
Education and Canadian Work Experience
Education and Canadian Work Experience
1 year of Canadian work experience2 or more years of Canadian work experience
No post-secondary education00
Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary credentials, the first of which was 3 or more years in duration2550
Language Ability and Non-Canadian Work Experience
Language Ability and Non-Canadian Work Experience
CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one of these CLB 7 or 8CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities
No non-Canadian work experience00
1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience1325
3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience2550
Canadian and non-Canadian Work Experience
Canadian and non-Canadian Work Experience
1 year of Canadian work experience2 or more years of Canadian work experience
No non-Canadian work experience00
1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience1325
3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience2550
Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability
Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability
CLB 5 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one CLB 5 or 6CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities
Certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a province2550

CRS: Additional Points

Candidates can be awarded 600 points maximum.

Additional Points
Additional pointsAll candidates
For a nomination certificate from a Canadian province (except Quebec)600 points
For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer600 points

How Do You Rank?

If you would like to know how you rank in the new Express Entry program, we invite you to first complete an assessment form for either the Federal Skilled Worker FSW or the Canadian Experience Class CEC.

Without determining if you qualify in one of the main categories first, knowing your Express Entry CRS score has no value.

Once you have completed an assessment for the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Canadian Experience Class, then you are invited to complete the Express Entry Assessment Form below: