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Canada Immigration CRS Score Calculator for Express Entry

CRS Score Calculator

Use our Express Entry CRS Score Calculator tool below to see if you might be able to potentially apply under the Canada Express Entry immigration system.

This will also give you insight into which areas you need to boost your score. It’ll take you about 5 minutes.

Please note that new points might have been created by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenships Canada (IRCC) since we last updated this page.  So, we also provide you the link to IRCC’s assessment tool.

Use Canada government’s official CRS Score Calculator

Overall, we recommend that you use the official Canada Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool: skilled immigrants (Express Entry)
IRCC’s official tool is updated more regularly.  And, as well, it also helps you calculate your CRS score more accurately.

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What Next?

So, you have checked your potential eligibility.  After that, go and create your IRCC Express Entry profile on the government site.

Boost your CRS Score

After you create your official IRCC Express Entry profile, you may subsequently need to progressively improve your CRS score until you hit the minimum CRS score for a draw. 

Very importantly, read How to boost your Express Entry CRS Score – Guidelines.  Applicants report that they discover valuable tips to improve their CRS score on many factors as a result.


How to boost your Express Entry CRS score

Please read our researched posts on how to improve your Canada Express Entry CRS score:


About Canada Express Entry System

In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs.  The programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

Create your Express Entry profile on the government website

To clarify again, you must first create an Express Entry profile with IRCC.
After that, if you’re eligible and you have created a profile, IRCC will:

  • firstly, place you in a pool with others who are also eligible;
  • secondly, give you a score and rank you using several factors; and as a result
  • thirdly, invite you to apply to be a permanent resident of Canada. (that is, if you’re one of the top candidates who meet the minimum CRS points for a draw)

It is very important to keep this in mind: To CLARIFY, you completing an Express Entry profile or entering the pool does not guarantee that IRCC will invite you to apply for permanent residence.

In conclusion, it is your CRS score that is most important. Consequently candidates should continuously improve their CRS score.  Meanwhile, to help you we describe important tips to boost your CRS score later below.

How does IRCC calculate your CRS score and the factors used?

In summary, Express Entry candidates receive a score out of the possible 1,200 CRS points.  The calculation is based on the following four very important factors:

A. Core / human capital factors: for instance,  Age, Education, Canadian Work Experience and Language proficiency. Importantly know that these are considered as key to economic success for immigrants.

B. Spouse or common-law partner factors: for example, the accompanying spouse or common-law partner’s Language proficiency, Education, and Canadian Work Experience.

C. Skills transferability: also, additional points based on a combination of factors.  For instance, a combination of your Education, Language proficiency, and/or Non-Canadian Work Experience.

D. Additional points: for example, and, very importantly, 600 additional points for a nomination under one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs. But also candidates get other additional points for a valid job offer, etc.

To sum up, although a job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool, it certainly helps.  This is because candidates who already have a job get additional CRS points.  Therefore having a job or job offer improves your CRS score.

Summary of the maximum points for each CRS Score factor.

Section/FactorMaximum CRS points with spouse/partnerMaximum CRS points without spouse/partner
A & B. Core/human capital factors
  Education level150150
  Language proficiency170160
  Canadian work experience8080
Total A & B.500500
C. Skill transferability factors
  Combination of (i) Education and (ii) Language proficiency OR Canadian work experience5050
  Combination of (i) Non-Canadian work experience and (ii) Language proficiency OR Canadian work experience5050
  Combination of (i) a Certificate of qualification and (ii) Language proficiency5050
Total C.100100
D. Additional points
  Provincial nomination600600
  Valid job offer200200
  French abilities3030
  Sibling in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)1515
Total D.600600
TOTAL A + B + C + D12001200

Express Entry CRS Score Frequently Asked Questions

Meanwhile, here are some of the top questions that candidates often ask about Express Entry CRS Score:


Very importantly, Canada made major changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) on June 6, 2017.

Although we make best efforts to ensure the quality of the information available in this tool, however the IRCC tool is recommended. In short, please also use the IRCC tool.

Moreover, before relying on information contained in the tool, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, completeness and relevance to their particular purpose.

Furthermore, the information contained within the tool is provided for information purposes only. To clarify, nothing contained in the tool is to be used as professional advice. To further clarify, the tool is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer.

Most importantly, and in the same vein, despite using the tool, we advise to contact a qualified Canadian immigration lawyer before taking any action on your application.

Above all, firstly we do not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the tool or the information contained therein.

Secondly, we certainly do not guarantee and assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information.

For further details on CRS and how points are awarded, please go to Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) .

See also IRCC official CRS calculator, and IRCC eligibility assessment page.