While Canada’s Express Entry system is much faster than previous methods, it is highly competitive. This can make the process of submitting your profile and finding out your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score a little intimidating.
What is a CRS score?
According to the Government of Canada, a CRS score is a points system the used by the government to determine the score for your Express Entry profile, before ranking it in the current pool of applicants.
The assessment is based on:
· Language proficiency
· Work Experience
· And more
Having knowledge/experience in any of these areas increases your likelihood of having a higher score. However, other factors come into play as well.
How do I find out what my CRS score is?
Your CRS score is determined when you fill out your Express Entry profile. However, if you want to get an idea of what your score might be before you apply, you can use the Government of Canada tool to estimate your approximate score.
How do I know what my score needs to be to receive an invitation?
You can find out what CRS score is required to receive an invitation to apply (ITA) by looking at the scores from the most recent Express Entry draw. The next draw will be July 15, 2021.
How can I improve my score?
If you find that your score isn’t exactly where you want it, there are a few ways you can improve it.
The first step? Don’t get discouraged. If you’ve applied and aren’t happy with your score, don’t worry. Your score isn’t locked in place and there are steps you can take to improve it.
· Having a sibling already living in Canada awards an additional CRS points.
· Speaking English or French, you can claim points for both. Just make sure you take an approved language test
· Speaking of language, retaking your language test to improve your results can also help your score
· Having transferrable skills can also award you a max of 100 additional points
· Getting more work experience can help improve your score, especially if you’ve worked outside of Canada for less than three years, full-time or part-time equivalent
These are just a few of the ways you can work towards increasing your CRS score.
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