The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

 

Summary of maximum points per factor for Express Entry candidates:
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria – Express Entry

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A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points
(with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)

C. Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points)

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A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors =

Maximum 600 points

D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

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A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. 

Additional points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points

Points breakdown, section by section

CRS – A. Core / human capital factors

  • With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 460 points total for all factors.
  • Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 500 points total for all factors.
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Official languages proficiency - first official language

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 32 with a spouse or common-law partner
  • 34 without a spouse or common-law partner
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Official languages proficiency - second official language

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • 6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)
  • 6 without a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)
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Subtotal: A. Core / human capital factors

  • With a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 460 points
  • Without a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 500 points

CRS – B. Spouse or common-law partner factors (if applicable)

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Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Spouse's or common-law partner's official languages proficiency - first official language

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Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

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Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Subtotal : A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points

CRS – C. Skill transferability factors (Maximum 100 points for this section)

Education

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Foreign work experience – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level

[CLB] 7 or higher)

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Foreign work experience – With Canadian work experience

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Subtotal: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors -

Maximum 600 points

CRS – D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

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Subtotal: D. Additional points – Maximum 600 points

Grand total: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors + D. 

Additional points = Maximum 1,200 points