Canada Points System

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is working towards points based system for catalysing the process of migrating skilled foreign nationals to Canada. Applicants who are eligible for any of the following programs are welcome to apply for its fast-track system the Express Entry.

1.Federal Skilled Worker Program,

2.Federal Skilled Trades Program, and

3.Canadian Experience Class

At large, the applicants registering their interest will be providing their details as regards their nationality, age, language ability, family members, education, work experience, income and details of any job offer from any Canadian employer or nomination from any province or territory.

All of these factors play a significant role in the success of a migrant’s move to Canada and economic development of the country itself. By bridging the gap between the needs of the labour market and migration of the skilled applicants, all the parties get benefitted. The top ranking applicants will be selected from the pool based on a point-system called the comprehensive ranking system (CRS).

All candidates will be scored on a total of 1,200 points. For this the CRS is based on four key parameters:

Sr. No. Factor Single Candidates (Maximum points) Candidates spouses or common-law partners  (Maximum points)
1. Skill set and work experience 500 460
1a Age 110 100
1b Level of education 150 140
1c Official languages proficiency   160 150
1d Canadian work experience 80 70
2. Spouse or common-law partner Not applicable 40
  Level of education Not applicable 10
  Official language proficiency Not applicable 20
  Canadian Work Experience Not applicable 10
3. Skills transferability 100 100
  Education 50 50
  Foreign Work Experience 50 50
  Certificate of qualification 50 50
1.  Valid job offer/ nomination from a province or territory 600 600
  Arranged employment 600 600
  PN nomination 600 600
2.  Grand Total 1,200 1,200
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