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Canada is the hotspot for immigrants from all over the globe mainly because of its simple and transparent immigration programs that make the immigration process to Canada very simple. With over 60 immigration programs, Federal Government of Canada has made the whole process of immigration as effortless and straightforward. Having these many immigration programs allows immigrants with different backgrounds and skillsets to move to Canada. For this simplicity, Canada immigration is a points-based program (like Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)). For points-based program allows the applicants to predetermine their eligibility for various immigration programs like Express Entry Program for Canada PR Visa.

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This article will help you to understand how to immigrate to Canada as a skilled immigrant in 2019. In order to simplify the process of immigrating to Canada, we will be discussing the following topics:

  • What is the Express Entry Program?
  • How to calculate CRS in 2019?
  • What are the minimum CRS points required in 2019?
  • What are the ways to increase the CRS score?

What is the Express Entry Program?

Express entry program is the flagship program for skilled immigration Canada. It is the fastest way to apply for Canada PR Visa in 2019. An ideal application takes around 6 to 8 months to process. A point-based program it manages the profile of the immigrants who have applied under Canada’s three major skilled economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class. All the registered immigrants’ profiles are submitted together in the express pool.

With the use of a ranking system – Comprehensive Rankings System (CRS), express profiles are ranked in the express pool. The rank in the express pool is determined with the CRS points that are awarded to the profiles based on the credentials like age, language proficiency, work experience, etc.

Through express draw, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is able to issue Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the higher-ranked profiles. Once the candidate is able to get an ITA, they have 60 days to submit their application for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC.

How to Calculate CRS in 2019?

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) awards points to the candidate base on the credentials they have submitted while creating their express profile. The factors that are considered when awarding CRS point to the candidates’ profiles are as following:

  • Core Human Capital Factors
    • Age
    • Education Level
    • Language Proficiency
    • Work Experience in Canada
  • Spouse/Common-law partner Factors
    • Education Level
    • Language Proficiency
    • Work Experience in Canada
  • Skill Transferability Factors
    • Education
    • Foreign Work Experience
    • Certification of Qualification (For people in trade occupation)
  • Additional Points Factor
    • Post-Secondary education in Canada
    • Arranged Employment
    • Provincial Nomination
    • French Language Proficiency
    • Siblings living in Canada

Now, maximum CRS points are 1200 points. These points are awarded on the basis whether the candidates are moving to Canada with their spouse or common-law partner or not. For the case when they are not accompanying their spouse or common-law partner, points are distributed in the following manner:

  • Core Human Capital Factors: 500 Maximum points
  • Skill Transferability Factors: 100 Maximum points

When they are accompanying with spouse or common-law partner, points are awarded in the following way:

  • Core Human Capital Factors: 460 Maximum points
  • Accompanying Spouse or common-law Factors: 40 Maximum points

Other major factors and their respective CRS are as follows:

  • 600 points for either a Provincial Nomination OR
  • Up to 200 points for Arranged employment; and
  • Up to 30 points for Study experience in Canada
  • Up to 30 points for Language proficiency in French combined with English language proficiency
  • Maximum 15 points for Siblings in Canada

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 What are the minimum CRS points required in 2019?

Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held express draw in order to issue Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the highest-ranked profiles in the express pool. Every time express draw is held, CRS score cut-off is set, which means the express profiles with the CRS points equal to or more than the CRS score cut-off is issued the ITA in the respective express draw. In the latest express draw held on August 20th, CRS cut-off was set at 457 points. Candidates with CRS score of 457 points or more were able to get invited in the express draw.

 What are the ways to increase the CRS score?

Now, there are ways through which the candidates are able to increase their CRS score and meet the minimum CRS score required for Canada immigration through Express Entry program. These ways are as follows:

  • One of the ways to give a major boost to CRS score is to get the provincial nomination certificate. Once an express entry candidate is able to get the provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS points
  • Extra CRS points for language proficiency in French language. 30 CRS points if the candidate has CLB level 5 or higher in English and NCLC 7 or higher in French
  • Additional points for siblings living in Canada with 15 points awarded
  • CRS points are awarded for language proficiency in English. One can improve their CRS score if they are able to score more points in their Language test like IELTS
  • Candidates can gather more work experience that can help to get more CRS points
  • Candidates can pursue a higher educational qualification in order to get the maximum CRS points for Education Qualification

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