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How to Improve your CRS Score for Canada's Express Entry Immigration

Improve your CRS Score for Canada's Express Entry

After reading this article, you will discover the factors used for CRS Score and how you can choose to use these factors to improve your CRS for Express Entry during your Visa application for immigration to Canada. CRS which stands for Comprehensive Ranking System
Canada’s Express Entry system quite dynamic, meaning a candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System score isn’t fixed but can really be improved if you are willing to put in the effort.

Now there are 2 key ways that you can try out to improve your CRS score:
  1. Perfecting your profile
Here, certain factors are considered to be hugely consequential, this includes:
  • Language
  • Education
  • Spouse/partner as a primary applicant
  • Work experience
  1. Proactive preparation for an ITA or provincial nomination
Now we will briefly explain the above and its sub-categories for you to understand better what you can do about each of them.

Perfecting your profile

Representing yourself accurately in your Express Entry profile is extremely important. Not only could it earn you extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, but there are also serious penalties for misrepresenting yourself.
The first thing to keep in mind is that the credentials required to enter the Express Entry pool are not necessarily the same as those that will maximize your CRS score.


Language is an example of a valuable factor within the CRS and can be worth up to 290 CRS points. Both English and French have official federal status throughout Canada.

Language is also an area that can often be improved because the levels required to enter the Express Entry pool are significantly lower than the level that awards the maximum CRS points.

Language CRS Score for Federal Skilled Worker

For a Federal Skilled Worker candidate to enter the Express Entry pool, a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 is required in each language ability — reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

However, the highest language level for which points are awarded within the CRS is CLB 10.
Language is also valuable because it counts for points in several sections of the CRS:
  • Within the human capital factors;
  • Within the skill-transferability “combinations”
  • Within the additional factors. 


The applicant's Education is an important value of CRS. There are many things to consider in this regard, but we will start with candidates who enter the list of candidates under the CEC program. Although FSWC candidates studying outside of Canada must pass an Educational Certificate Assessment (ECA) to prove their educational credentials, CEC candidates can enter the talent pool without an ECA or Canadian certificate. Some CEC candidates may enter the pool, sit down and wait for the ITA. 

They may have waited a long time, and often in vain, but they can improve their scores by evaluating their academic qualifications. Doing so can increase up to 200 points (150 points for human capital), plus Canadian work experience and/or language skills, you can get 50 points.

Assessing a bachelor's degree can bring 170 points. 
Therefore, in the absence of ECA, well-educated CEC candidates do not have a simple question: what are you waiting for?

Get your ECA as soon as possible. Candidates for all three courses have other potential ways to earn extra points through educational requirements. For candidates who have more than one college certificate, it is recommended to evaluate each certificate. Canadian equivalents may vary from one certificate to another. CRS will award points for multiple certificates. Any certificate can help candidates meet the PNP.


Spouse/Partner as a primary applicant

Perhaps you're migrating to Canada with your spouse/ partner, then that's an added advantage for you both as your spouse/partner’s language ability is worth up to 20 points, while his/her education level and relevant Canadian work experience are worth up to 10 points each. This all adds up to 40 precious points. 

Notably, if you apply as a single applicant, these 40 points are redistributed into the factors of your profile. Single applicants don’t miss out on these 40 points, you simply claim them within your own abilities. 

Work Experience

Although the Canadian work experience is more valuable than the non-Canadian work experience, the latter is still a valid factor. For example, candidates who have strong language skills (overall CLB 9 or higher) but have only one or two years of proficient work experience outside of Canada may earn 25 points. However, once he or she adds a third year of work experience, he or she will receive an additional bonus of 25 points. 

For candidates with Canadian work experience, similar principles apply. Only two reasons are possible to obtain higher points: Canadian work experience is considered a factor in their own rights (that is, not only in combination with other aspects), And combined with other aspects) have Canadian work experience), and can collect up to five years of experience. If you are doing a skilled job in Canada, please stick to it and make sure that you always maintain a legal job status. 

    2. Proactively prepare for an ITA or provincial nomination

      The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an excellent opportunity to increase your CRS score by 600 points.

      But How do you prepare for Canada PNP or Canadian Provincial nomination?
      Immigration, Refugees, and Canadian Citizenship (IRCC) gradually allocates the PNP to the provinces. In turn, the provinces are looking for "fast-track" channels to receive some new immigrants who will participate in these programs. In recent months and years, provinces have been using PNP flows aligned (enhanced) with Express Entry in innovative and dynamic ways.

      Ontario has targeted specific occupational groups, especially in the information technology field. Both Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan have reopened the PNP process (no work required!). For candidates in various occupations; British Columbia continues to invite candidates to apply under its unique system; Alberta and Manitoba has a new integrated Express Entry flow. Other provinces have also joined the bank to issue nomination certificates to fast-track candidates. 

      Six hundred (600) points. This is a reward for candidates who actively embrace the "Quick Start" system, pay attention to developments, and prepare accordingly.

      With the above information, you are sure to improve your CRS thereby improving your chance to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the Canadian permanent VISA.