The Express Entry system draws from a pool of candidates that may be eligible to immigrate to Canada, and to be chosen from the pool and receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) an applicant must have an elevated CRS score.
The Comprehensive Ranking System
The CRS is a points driven system whereby points accumulate based on an applicant’s profile allowing the applicant to be ranked. The following is a list of the maximum points per factor that can be applied to a profile:
Factor Points with Spouse Points without Spouse
Age 100 110
Education 140 150
Experience 70 80
Minimum points to qualify for an ITA
The minimum number of points required to qualify (but NOT guaranteed) for an ITA varies and changes depending on the number of applicants and the number of available ITAs offered by the Government.
As of August 2020, the minimum CRS is thought to be between 460 and 470 but again keep in mind that this will vary and is open to interpretation. Obviously the higher an applicant’s CRS score, the better chance an the applicant will have to receive an ITA.
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