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Canada is a country that has one of the most advanced systems of immigration in the world when it comes to Express Entry. It was launched in January 2015 specifically curated to align with the skills of the immigrants as well as the requirements of its labor market.

Under Express Entry, candidates are placed in a pool with each application carrying a score through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The federal government chooses the best-ranking candidates and offers them invitations to file an application for permanent residence.

A CRS score is given to a candidate based on the information that is offered on their profile. These scores enable the candidates in the pool to be compared against each other. Applicants are offered points on the basis of the following factors:

  • Skills and employment experience.
  • Education.
  • Linguistic proficiency in English and/or French.
  • Linguistic proficiency of the applicant’s spouse or common-law partner.
  • Job offer letter supported by a positive LMIA.
  • Provincial government nomination for permanent residence.
  • A combination of language skills, education, and employment experience ensures a higher chance of the applicant being offered employment.

How A Candidate Can Increase Their CRS Score?

A candidate should be considering entering the Express Entry pool as the first step of their journey for acquiring a permanent residence. Usually, applicants that are already working in Canada or those that have higher qualification degrees and linguistic proficiency are more prone to receiving invitations.

Candidates that are residing outside Canada and don’t have a strong profile can submit their application and begin working to improve their qualifications. This article would explain some of the things you can do to improve your CRS score:

  1. Keep A Broad Perspective:

Often a candidate can be too focused on one of the factors instead of all the areas where points can be acquired. For example, a well-educated person may assume that they might get a qualification just on the basis of having a good qualification.

However, that is not the case as the applicants can also improve their scores by improving other areas of the profile such as acquiring more experience. So, always be sure to assess all the areas where the profile could be improved.

  • Acquire A Provincial Nomination:

By acquiring a provincial nomination, a candidate would have the ability to increase 600 points in their profile. The first thing the applicant is required to do for this is to check what are the priority occupations as per different states as these keep on changing every time. This is one of the best things they can do as it can assist them in acquiring 600 points.

  • Get An Employment Offer:

Securing a job offer can increase the CRS points up to 200 and it also increases the chances of receiving an ITA. The best method to achieve this is by going through a comprehensive job search linked to visiting Canada. The applicant can also get in touch with employers directly by applying for employment or attending employment fairs in Canada.

  • Hire An Employment Professional:

The applicant might also be considering hiring an employment professional who would be assisting them in improving their professional resume and offering assistance in improving their chances to acquire employment.

  • Boost Your Education:

The applicants can receive a higher level of education which would ultimately mean higher points for them. However, the qualifications that have been acquired outside Canada should first be verified through an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). The applicant can not only improve their overall score through acquiring higher education but it also improves their chances of obtaining employment.

  • Apply With Your Spouse Or Partner:

The applicants often ignore this factor however if they have a partner that is highly qualified they can improve their CRS score by 40 points as the work experience, education, and linguistic skills of their partner would also be taken into consideration.

  • Improve Your Work Experience:

Work experience is classified into two major categories, one of which is the experience that is gained through being employed in Canada while the other is the one that is acquired through working outside Canada.

The experience acquired in Canada can contribute up to 100 points to your profile while the experience that is acquired through working outside the country can offer a slight edge to the profile depending on factors such as occupation, country of employment, and other related factors.

  • Improve Your Linguistic Skills:

Just by improving their English or French linguistic skills, the applicants would have the ability to acquire additional 100 points in their CRS application. The applicants should focus on both languages to ensure that they can get the maximum results for their application.

  • Stay Informed:

The rules under the Express Entry Immigration system are continuously being changed by the Canadian government to ensure that the best profiles are selected. Therefore, it is advised to the candidates to read and study all the relevant material to ensure that they get the best results out of their application.

Need More Assistance?

These are just some of the areas where the applicant can work to ensure that they achieve a higher CRS score and ultimately a positive outcome of their application. The expert team of AINiT is always here for the applicants if they require any further assistance with their application.

Don’t forget to check your eligibility if you are interested as the assessment is absolutely free of cost. Please fill out the assessment form and one of our Expert Immigration Consultants will get back to you at the earliest.


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