Canada Express Entry Points Calculator 2018 Online

canada express entry points calculator 2018 online

Canada Express Entry Minimum Points Out of 1200

Canada is a country gifted with scenic beauty and artistic pleasure with marvellous infrastructure and ample job opportunities but the real reason why Canada has become the choice of immigration for millions of people across the globe is the benefits attached to the Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada. The five-year visa is a family visa which is granted with certain key advantages which are very similar to the full Canadian citizen rights. Some of the highlighting benefits of the Permanent Residency (PR) status of Canada are:

  • Health care
  • Education
  • Right to sponsor somebody to Canada
  • Right to apply for a full Canadian citizenship after three years of stay in Canada.
  • Protection against crime under Charter 6 of the Canadian Law


Attaining a Permanent Residency (PR) Status for Canada

The best way to attain a Permanent Residency (PR) status in Canada is through two popular modelsExpress Entry Program and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). While Express Entry is a federal system in which candidate can with the PR status and can settle anywhere in the country. PNP is a Provincial based Permanent Residency(PR) status in which the Permanent Residency (PR) status for a particular province only is received by the candidate and it is ethically viable if the candidate stays in that province for a minimum period of two years before moving to another location.

But, to attain Permanent Residency (PR) status of Canada a candidate should be able to achieve minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score as decided by the IRCC through the Express Entry draws which are released after every 15 days and are meant for the candidates who have registered themselves under the Express Entry program.

There are two Steps of selection under the Express Entry Program-

  • Checking whether you are eligible for the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) or not – Even before the processing of the application it is checked if the candidate is fit to apply through the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) or not. To qualify under this category, it is important that the candidate scores a minimum of 67 points under the points calculator of the immigration system.
  • Checking your eligibility for the Invitations to Apply (ITA) for the Permanent Residency (PR) status of Canada – The candidate becomes eligible to apply for a Permanent Residency (PR) Status of Canada only when he / she meet the minimum point requirement as directed by the IRCC and the points are calculated with the help of the tool of Comprehensive Ranking System( CRS) under which the factors that affect the calculation of points are – Age, Language Proficiency, Work Experience , Education and Adaptability.



Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) Selection factors and Points

Under this category it is important that the candidate receives at least 67 points out of a 100-point grid then only can a candidate migrate as a skilled worker to Canada. If somebody scores less than 67 points, then that candidate will not qualify for the PR status as a skilled worker. The main factors that affect the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are listed below:

  • Language Skill – maximum 28 points
  • Education – maximum 25 Points
  • Work Experience – maximum 15 points
  • Age – maximum 12 Points
  • Arranged employment in Canada – maximum 10 points
  • Adaptability – maximum 10 points

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Core factors that affect the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points are:

Human Factors Points
Age 110
Education 150
Language 160
Work Experience 80


Please note that the above stated points are of the category where the candidate is single and does not have a spouse the points will undergo a change in case there is a spouse or common law partner in the picture.

 The scores that your spouse can help you earn in this category is as follows –

Spouse or Common Law Partner Maximum Points = 40
Education 10
Language 20
Work Experience 10


Skilled Workers Experience portrays the Canadian National Occupation Classification, which recognizes the skill type O, A and B. Skill type O being the Managerial jobs, Skill type A being the professional jobs and Skill Type B being the technical Jobs.

 Skill Transferability / Ability of the candidate Maximum Points = 100
Education 50
Proficient language + post-secondary degree 50
Work experience + Post-secondary degree 50
Foreign Work Experience 50
Proficient language + Overseas work experience 50
Work experience in Canada + Overseas work experience 50
Qualification / Trade certificate 50

Apart from work skills and talents there are other deciding factors as well which determine the bonus points received by the candidates. These at times act as the saving grace for the candidate and their calculation is as follows –

Bonus Points Calculations Maximum Points = 600
Sibling with a PR in Canada 15
NCLC 7or higher in all French language test / Band of 4 or less in IELTS 15
NCLC 7or higher in all French language test / Band of 5 or less in IELTS 30
 Post-secondary education in Canada ( 1 or 2 years) 15
Post-secondary education in Canada ( 3 or more years) 30
Arranged employment – NOC 00

Arranged employment – NOC 0, A  or B




 Provincial Nomination 600


 Comprehensive Ranking system ( CRS ) points  = Human Capital + Spouse points + transferability factors  + Bonus Points = 1200 points


Rules that need to be kept in mind for Canada Immigration

As an informed aspiring candidate it is important that one is updated with the latest news and developments pertaining to the immigration to Canada. The IRCC (Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada) makes every effort to make the immigration process smooth and hassle free thus towards the end of 2016 there were a lot of changes that were announced in the Express entry system for Canada. Some of these key changes are as follows:

  • Earlier the period to submit the visa application after the ITA (Invitation to Apply) was received was 60 days which has been extended to 90 days.
  • The point allocation for the Canada employment has been revised by the IRCC(Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada). Earlier straight away 600 points were allocated when there was a job offer from Canada. Now, the kind of job offer is a matter of consideration. Also, there are few job offer without LMIA which also get points. Some of these changes are:
  • 200 points for GROUP 00 of NOC (National Occupational Qualification)
  • Other job offers get 50 points
  • Conditional Permanent Residency Rule which was applied to sponsored spouse has been eliminated. Now, two years of co-habitation is not a mandatory concept for the secondary applicant.
  • The age of minor has been increased from 18 years to 22 years.

Why is it important to have professional help while immigrating to Canada?

Since the processing of the application has become simple and easier than before also it is an online model some people make the mistake of choosing to file their applications themselves without seeking any professional help. It is a mistake on the part of the clients as professional mentorship can go a long way in providing the clients with the nest option possible based on their candidature for immigration and also help in making the immigration process hassle free and smooth.  There are many fraudulent immigration services in the market which will claim to be good and reputable therefor it is up to the candidate to choose the best immigration service wisely and after careful research. One of the few factors that can be cross checked is that the immigration service should be registered under the ICCRC and should have a good track record of successful cases in the past.


Nationwide Immigration Service understand the needs of every client and customer and makes an effort to ensure that all the information is transparently shared with the customer. We offer free pre – assessment of the eligibility of the candidature of our clients as an additional service so that they are able to evaluate their ability and chances of qualifying for the PR status of Canada. Further, we take care of our clients even after they have landed in Canada with the help of parent company who pays attention to their accommodation etc. needs. For further information, feel free to call us at 011-461-77777. Alternatively, you can also write to us at

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