What are the options available for someone who scores less than 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points?

Options available for someone who scores less than 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points

On Monday, 15th October, 2018, IRCC announced the latest Express Entry Draws in which the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut off was set at 440 points. While this score brought good news to some candidates, it was also a disappointing day for the others, who were not able to meet the required score. Through this article, we will evaluate the options which these aspiring candidates have and what can they do in order to make their dreams of immigrating to Canada come true.


Provincial Nominee Program is the best alternative

Express Entry is not the only way through which you can become a Canada Immigrant and there are provinces who still pick the candidates outside the Express Entry system with certain eligibility criteria being met by the candidates. This eligibility of the province is based on the labour market demand and occupation in-demand list. For this, there can be two modes to apply – Express Entry linked streams and Non –Express Entry linked streams.

The selection in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) also allows the candidate to secure 600 bonus points after selection which provides the candidate with the upper hand over the other Express Entry candidates. Further, certain provinces like Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan doesn’t require the candidates to have a job offer from a Canadian employer for selection.


Improve your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and wait for the next Express Entry Draw

Another way is to wait for the next Express Entry draw and try and increase the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the meantime so to make sure that the candidate is selected for the Permanent Residency(PR) Status in the next draw on all accords. Some of the best ways through which the candidate can improve the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score are –

  • Earn points for French language skills
  • Undertake the IELTS examination again and try to improve the band score, which will increase the overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
  • Add your education skills and improve your education level.
  • Add to your work skills and add experience, which will increase the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score

One can check Canada Express Entry Points Calculator to know the points where he/she can improve for Canada PR.


Immigrate to Canada in the self-employed category

This is another form of immigration to Canada in which the candidates can play the cards to some extent. The Self-employed category is one of Canada’s Business Immigration Stream. It is not open to everyone but to those who are who are involved in Self-employed categories in culture and athletics. Here the candidate needs to prove that he will be able to support himself and his family for at least two years in areas of art, athletics and entertainment in Canada. The investment level is not set in this category but past performance is a good judge of the candidate’s abilities.


To know what are your chances of immigration to Canada, begin your free pre-assessment of the application today. Nationwide Immigration Service will help you choose the best program for immigration to Canada based on your skills and capabilities. We also provide free IELTS guidance to help the candidates improve their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and immigrate with ease. To book a session with the experts, you can call us at 011-461-77777 or you can also write to us at info@nationwidevisas.com

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