Canada Express Entry CRS Points Calculator

Ever wondered how many points you need to get into Canada through the Express Entry system? This handy Canada CRS calculator can help you determine how many points you may qualify for.

Express Entry Assessment

Are you eligible to immigrate to Canada?

Which province(s) in Canada would you prefer to settle?

Your Education and Training

Your Language Skills

Canadian work experience

Foreign work experience

Spouse factors

You have included 1 spouse or common-law partner.
The above indicate the number of people included in this application. Yourself, spouse/common-law partner and children (where applicable).

Skill Transferability

Additional points

Do you have certificate of nomination from any Canadian Province?
Do you or your spouse (if they will come with you to Canada) have any family member or relative living in Canada (permanent resident or citizen) and who is 18 years or older?

Almost there!

Your Result Overview

Core/human factor scores were calculated using your age, level of education, official language test scores and Canadian work experience (where applicable).
Spouse or common-law partner factors were calculated using your spouse/common-law partner's level of education, official language test scores and Canadian work experience (where applicable).
Skill Transferability factors subtotal is based on combination of your education, official language test scores, work experiences and certificate of qualification (where applicable).
Additional factors subtotal are based on close ties to Canada, Post secondary education in Canada, arranged employment, provincial nomination and French language skills (where applicable).

Based on the information you have entered, the above it the approximate amount you need to show in your bank statement as proof of fund. We calculated this using the number of people in your application.

Based on the information you have entered, the above it the approximate amount you need to show in your bank statement as proof of fund. We calculated this using the number of people in your application.

Based on the information you have entered, the above it the approximate amount you need to show in your bank statement as proof of fund. We calculated this using the number of people in your application.

Based on the information you have entered, the above it the approximate amount you need to show in your bank statement as proof of fund. We calculated this using the number of people in your application.

Based on the information you have entered, the above it the approximate amount you need to show in your bank statement as proof of fund. We calculated this using the number of people in your application.

Based on the information you have entered, the above it the approximate amount you need to show in your bank statement as proof of fund. We calculated this using the number of people in your application.

Based on the information you have entered, the above it the approximate amount you need to show in your bank statement as proof of fund. We calculated this using the number of people in your application.

This amount is the minimum you need to show proof of in your bank statement before your application. Amount in Canadian dollars.
Your final Canada Immigration Express Entry CRS score was calculated as total of subtotals A-D factors above.
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The Canada Express Entry CRS Points Calculator is a free online tool that lets prospective immigrants assess their eligibility prior to creating an express entry profile or before submitting an application. Use the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to calculate your score to find out if you qualify for immigration to Canada under any of the three (3) express entry streams. To learn more about monthly (and bi-weekly draws), see Work Study Visa’s update on latest express entry draws.

Canada Immigration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In Canada, immigrants and refugees are divided into classes. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulation specifies that the Economic Class is consists of the Provincial Nominee Class or also known as the PNP, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Investor Class, Quebec Skilled Worker Class, Self-employed Person’s Class, Entrepreneur Class, and the Canada Experience Class. The CRS calculator let’s you check how many scores you can get for express immigration.

Just recently, there were changes made to the Federal Skilled Worker Class. Now, those who apply under this class will receive a decision within 6-12 months from the time of their application. To know more about how Canada deals with applications under the Economic Class, here are some of the FAQs we answered for you.

What does “Canada Permanent Residency” status mean?

Under the laws of Canada, if you have a Canadian Permanent Resident, you will be allowed to permanently reside in Canada together with your accompanying dependents. Those who have this status can earn a livelihood in three territories within the country or in ten provinces. On top of that, those with permanent resident status can get a primary and secondary education in provincially administered public schools without tuition fees. You will also qualify for free healthcare if you are a permanent resident of Canada.

How can you qualify for a permanent residence under the Economic Class?

The Economic Class is composed of different subclasses, namely the Provincial Nominee Class or also known as the PNP, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Investor Class, Quebec Skilled Worker Class, Self-employed Person’s Class, Entrepreneur Class, and the Canada Experience Class. if you are one of these classes, you may send your application to be reviewed by the immigration department. You will be assessed using six factors that can give you 100 points.

From the date of your application onwards, you have to be employed for at least one year, whether full-time or part-time within a 10-year time frame. Once proven that you are economically established in Canada, and have enough settling funds, you will receive a passing mark, which will allow you to earn permanent resident status. Canada provides for an exemption for those who don’t receive a passing mark. They may be qualified under the positive discretion provisions of the law. Terms and conditions still apply.

How does Canada process applications under the skilled worker class?

Skilled workers are those with enough education, experience with work, language abilities, and age who pass the assessment of Canada under six factors as previously mentioned. They are selected individuals who proved that they are economically established in the country. Applications are assessed using six factors: Education (maximum of 25 points), Language (maximum of 28 points,), Experience (maximum of 15 points), Age (maximum of 12 points), Arranged employment in Canada (maximum of 10 points), and Adaptability (maximum of 10 points), with a total of 100 points.

Before you are assessed using these six essential selection conditions, you have to pass the elimination conditions first. You have to be working for at least 1 year as a full-time employer in 50 major high demand occupation such as in finance, healthcare, and skilled trades, has an arranged employment in Canada, has been legally residing in Canada as a temporary expat who has received full-time employment from the same employer, or enrolled in a Canadian Ph.D. program with at least two years of completed programs or graduated within 12 months before the application.

How long does the application under the skilled worker class take?

The Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism assured in November 2008 that it would only take 6-12 months from the date of the application before the applicants can be granted permanent residence. However, there are still factors under the old regime that are considered–the number of applicants, the time of the year, the immigration program, etc. These factors make the application process between 12 and 40 months, which is according to them enough time to demonstrate how applicants comply with the conditions of establishing a stable life in the country, saving sufficient assets, clean bills of health, and no criminal record history.

Canada Permanent Residency CRS Calculator: Factors and Points

The Canada Permanent Residency CRS Calculator is a useful tool that helps individuals determine their eligibility for Canadian immigration. This calculator is based on 4 main factors: Core/Human capital factors, Spouse or common-law partner factors, Skill transferability factors and Additional points. Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors.

#1. The Core/Human capital factors

The Core/Human capital factors are based on the applicant’s age, education, language skills and work experience. You may want to confirm where your career fall in in the Canada NOC code table.

Express Entry Human Capital Factors

Applicant's AgeApply with a spouse or common-law partner (Max. 100 points)Apply without a spouse or common-law partner
17 years old or less00
18 years old9099
19 years old95105
20 to 29 years old100110
30 years old95105
31 years old9099
32 years old8594
33 years old8088
34 years old7583
35 years old7077
36 years old6572
37 years old6066
38 years old5561
39 years old5055
40 years old4550
41 years old3539
42 years old2528
43 years old1517
44 years old56
45 years old or more00

Express Entry Education Factors

Level of EducationWith a spouse or common-law partner (Max. 140 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner (Max. 150 points)
Less than secondary school (high school)00
Secondary diploma (high school graduation)2830
One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute8490
Two-year program at a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute9198
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute112120
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One of them must be for a program of 3 or more years119128
Master’s degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, chiropractic medicine, law, or pharmacy)126135
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D)140150

Express Entry Language Proficiency for the First Official Language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner  (Max. 128 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner  (Max. 136 points)
Less than CLB 400
CLB 4 or 566
CLB 689
CLB 71617
CLB 82223
CLB 92931
CLB 10 or more3234

Express Entry Language Proficiency for the Second Official Language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner  (Max. 128 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner  (Max. 136 points)
Less than CLB 400
CLB 4 or 566
CLB 689
CLB 71617
CLB 82223
CLB 92931
CLB 10 or more3234

#2. Spouse Factors

The Spouse or common-law partner factors are based on the same criteria as the applicant.

Express Entry Spouse Factors

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of educationWith a spouse or common-law partner  (Max. 10 points)Without a spouse or common-law partner  (Does not apply)
Less than secondary school (high school)0n/a
Secondary diploma (high school graduation)2n/a
One-year degree, diploma or certificate from a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute6n/a
Two-year program at a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute7n/a
Bachelor’s degree OR a three or more year program at a college, university, technical or trade school, or other institute8n/a
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One of them must be for a program of 3 or more years9n/a
Master’s degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, chiropractic medicine, law, or pharmacy)10n/a
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D)10n/a
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability – First official languageWith a spouse or common-law partner (Max. 5 points per ability – reading, writing, speaking, listening)Without a spouse or common-law partner
CLB 4 or less0n/a
CLB 5 or 61n/a
CLB 7 or 83n/a
CLB 9 or more5n/a
Spouse’s Canadian work experienceWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
None or less than a year0n/a
1 year5n/a
2 years7n/a
3 years8n/a
4 years9n/a
5 years or more10n/a

#3. Skill Transferability Factors

The Skill transferability factors take into account an applicant’s previous work experience and education.

Express Entry Skill Transferability Factors

With good official language proficiency (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 9 Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
 (Max. 25 points)(Max. 50 points)
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
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
 (Max. 25 points) (Max. 50 points)
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 with good official language proficiencyPoints for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under CLB 9Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
 (Max. 25 points) (Max. 50 points)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550
Foreign work experience with Canadian work experiencePoints for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experiencePoints for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
 (Max. 25 points) (Max. 50 points)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550
Certificate of qualification (trade occupations) with good official language proficiencyPoints 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
 (Max. 25 points) (Max. 50 points)
With a certificate of qualification2550

#4. Additional CRS Points

Lastly, the Additional points factor considers an applicant’s ability to invest in Canada, their ties to the country and whether they have a relative who is already a Canadian citizen.

Express Entry Additional Points

Additional pointsPoint maximum
Sibling living in Canada who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada15
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all French language skills and scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or didn’t take an English test)15
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills30
Post-secondary education in Canada – credential of one or two years15
Post-secondary education in Canada – credential three years or longer30
Arranged employment – NOC 00200
Arranged employment – any other NOC 0, A or B50
Provincial or territorial nomination600

Applicants can earn a maximum of 1200 points through these four factors. The CRS calculator tool can be found above.

What is CRS cut off mark?

CRS means Comprehensive Ranking System and this is for CEC or Canadian Experience Class. Quite recently, the CRS cut off mark dropped to 468. The express entry draw of Canada is seeing a downward trend in terms of score requirement and those who were given an invitation to apply with scores of 468 or higher can receive permanent resident status. Use the CRS Calculator to check your express entry score.

Who is included in the application?

When you apply for Canadian Permanent Resident, you are applying as well for the residence of your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner who is at least 16 years old, and unmarried children who are under 19 years old. Those who are older than 19 years old may be considered accompanying family members under certain conditions.

Where can you file the application for permanent residence?

Normally, applications can apply online on Canada Immigration website. Candidates who wish to apply via paper route may submit their documents to specified intake offices as per their location and instructions given by IRCC. Paper applications within Canada through is sent to the Centralized Intake Office – Case Processing Centre located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Once the application gets approved, there will be further processing, this time by an immigration office outside Canada where the applicant legally stays or in the home country of the applicant.

How much do I need to pay for the application?

Applicants are required to pay the non-refundable processing fees. The amount differs on the class and age of the applicant. For those who are applying under the skilled worker class, the non-refundable processing fee is set at $825 CAD for the principal applicant. Fees are also paid for accompanying family members who are 22 years old and above. For those who are under 22 years old, the processing fee is $225 CAD. On top of this, the applicants shall pay a fee of $500 CAD for a Right of Permanent Residence. The non-refundable fees are paid during the application while the Right of Permanent Residence fee is paid upon the request of the visa office. See table below.

Canada Express Entry Fees $CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 825

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee) 825
Include a dependent child (amount for each child) 225

Do I need to go to Canada before I apply for permanent residence?

There is no need to go to Canada to qualify for permanent residence. However, your experience with the country’s environment has an impact on your application. If you are applying under the investor or entrepreneur class, you are encouraged to visit Canada and join in information sessions held by provinces.

How to Improve your CRS Score?

Even if you don’t meet the CRS score required for an ITA, there are still things you can do to improve your CRS score and increase your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Here are some suggestions:

  • Take a language test and achieve higher scores in either English or French. Language ability is one of the core human capital factors.
  • Get more work experience. Work experience is another key human capital factor and can be worth additional CRS points.
  • If you have a spouse or common-law partner, make sure they take a language test as well. This can add an additional 40 CRS points to your score.
  • If you have a relative who is a Canadian citizen, they can sponsor you for permanent residence. This can add an additional CRS points to your score.

By following these tips, you can improve your CRS score and increase your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

The CRS calculator is a great tool to help you determine your eligibility for Canadian immigration. If you don’t meet the CRS score required for an ITA, there are still things you can do to improve your CRS score and increase your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Use of Provincial Nominee Program is recommended for applicants with low CRS.