CRS Points Calculator

Canada immigration department offers around 60 different immigration programs to facilitate the entry of internationals different nationalities in Canada. Among these, Canada Express Entry Program is one of the most popular immigration programs in Canada. It brings applications through three different sub-categories including Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) to increase the input from skilled class for the development of Canadian economy.

Initially, the first-come, first-served basis was used for selection of the profiles for permanent residency. However, after the introduction of Express Entry, the point-based system came into existence. Now, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score to evaluate applications, registered under Express Entry Pool. The Express Entry Points Calculator 2019 is an essential tool, which helps to calculate the CRS score of the applicant.

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So, if you are a skilled applicant and interested in the same program, then you need to understand this point-based framework. Minimum point requirements for Canada Express Entry Program is 67 points. In minimum CRS, there are six selection points factors in particular age, education, working experience, English or French proficiency, and connections in Canada to evaluate profiles.

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After evaluating profiles against each other in the pool, the immigration department sends invites to apply to higher-scoring candidates for permanent residency. They release Express Entry Draws fortnightly and all the applications, having more than the announced lowest score need to send applications for Canadian PR within 60 working days.

Representation of CRS scores distribution includes the following components:

  • Core human capital factors without spouse: Maximum Points 460; with spouse: Maximum Points 500
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors: Maximum Points 40
  • Transferability factors Maximum Points 100
  • Additional points (for Provincial Nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment): Maximum Points 600

These four components together make a total of 1200 points.

Now let’s understand them one-by-one for calculating CRS score.

Core human capital factors:

Factors                  Maximum points without spouse Maximum points with spouse
Age 110 100
Education level 150 140
Language proficiency 160 150
Working experience in Canada 80 70


Spouse or common-law partner factors:

Factors Maximum points
Education level 10
Language proficiency 20
Working experience in Canada 10


Transferability factors:

Factors Maximum points

with a good/strong official language proficiency and a post-secondary degree 50
with Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree 50
Or, foreign work experience;

with a good/strong official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience 50
with Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50
Or, Certificate of qualification;

with a good/strong official language proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50
with Canadian work experience and a certificate of qualification 50


Additional points:

Factors         Maximum points
Post secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PNP nomination 600
French language ability Max 30 points
Sibling in Canada Max 15 points


In every 15 days, IRCC releases Express Entry Draw and declares the selected candidates who can apply further for Permanent Residence. For any further information regarding the Canadian PR visa, contact experts of countrywide visas.

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