CRS Points Calculator - Canada Visa & Immigration
CRS points Calculator

CRS Points Calculator

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Use the Express Entry CRS Points Calculator tool below to answer a few questions to find out if you might be able to potentially apply under the Canada Express Entry immigration system.  It’ll take you about 15 minutes.


What Next?

Go and create your IRCC Express Entry profile!

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How to boost your Express Entry CRS points – 2020/2021 Guidelines


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 Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

You also must first create an Express Entry profile with IRCC.
If you’re eligible and you have created a profile, IRCC will:
1) place you in a pool with others who are also eligible
2) give you a score and rank you using several factors
3) invite you to apply to be a permanent resident of Canada (if you’re one of the top candidates who meet the minimum CRS points for a draw)

Completing an online Express Entry profile or entering the pool does not guarantee that IRCC will invite you to apply for permanent residence.


NOTE: A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool although additional CRS points are awarded to those who already have a job.

How’s the CRS score calculated?

Express Entry candidates are given a score out of 1,200 based on the four major sections:

A. Core / human capital factors: e.g.  Age, Education, Canadian Work Experience and Language proficiency. These are considered as key to economic success for immigrants.

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

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

D. Additional points: e.g. 600 additional points for a nomination under one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, and other additional points for a valid job offer, etc..

The table below summarizes the maximum points that can be awarded for each factor.

Section/Factor Maximum CRS points with spouse/partner Maximum CRS points without spouse/partner
A & B. Core/human capital factors
  Age 100 110
  Education level 150 150
  Language proficiency 170 160
  Canadian work experience 80 80
Total A & B. 500 500
C. Skill transferability factors
  Combination of (i) Education and (ii) Language proficiency OR Canadian work experience 50 50
  Combination of (i) Non-Canadian work experience and (ii) Language proficiency OR Canadian work experience 50 50
  Combination of (i) a Certificate of qualification and (ii) Language proficiency 50 50
Total C. 100 100
D. Additional points
  Provincial nomination 600 600
  Valid job offer 200 200
  French abilities 30 30
  Sibling in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15 15
Total D. 600 600
TOTAL A + B + C + D 1200 1200


Changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) came into force on June 6, 2017. makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available in this Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System evaluation tool (the Tool). However, before relying on information contained in the Tool, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, completeness and relevance to their particular purpose. The information contained within the Tool is provided for information purposes only. Nothing contained in the Tool is to be used as professional advice and the Tool is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. Users should contact a qualified Canadian immigration lawyer and get appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances before any action or decision is taken on the basis of any of the material provided on the Tool. does not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the Tool or the information contained therein and cannot guarantee and assumes 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.

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