CRS Calculator

What is the CRS Calculator

The CRS Calculator is one of the most popular searches in Canada Immigration. Individuals and families use the CRS Calculator to work out their points for Canada Immigration through the Express Entry Program.

Express Entry, introduced in 2015, has become one of the most popular ways for refugees and asylum seekers to reach Canada. Express Entry is an application management system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage applications from individuals and families from around the world traveling to Canada through the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

More than 1.5 million people have entered Canada by express entry, with an average of 1,500 applications per day. Canada’s immigration system is one of the largest and most successful in the world, and Express Entry Canada is a competitive immigration system in which candidates compete against each other and the candidates who top the rankings are then asked to apply for a permanent Canadian residence visa. \



Express Entry is available for individuals and families who wish to move permanently or semi-permanently to Canada. Express Entry allows individuals or families wishing to move to Canada to obtain a new permanent residence within a few months.

What is the CRS Calculator Used For?

The CRS Calculator does not automatically mean that you are accepted or rejected for a Canada Permanent Residency Visa. The CRS calculated score is specific to Express Entry and applicants with the highest CRS scores are drawn out of Express Entry and invited to apply for one of the Canadaian PR Visas:

What Visa can I get with a good CRS Calculation

The CRS Points score calculation is not a visa points calculation.CRS Points are specific to Express Entry. An applicant must have two scores for a successful Canada Immigration application

  • CRS Calculator Points are for selection out of Express Entry
  • Canada Visa Points are still required for each specific visa program

CRS Calculator Score

The Canadian government has developed a performance-based points system to assess immigration candidates, which assigns ratings to candidates in the Express Entry Pool. This system of points is called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the score assigned to each candidate is called the CRS Score. For each person who submits a profile to the Express Entry Pool, a CRS score out of 1200 points will be awarded, and a total of 1,000 points will be awarded to each person. Every two weeks or so, the Canadian government runs an express entry draw, inviting the highest-ranking crs candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.

 

The CRS Calculator Infographic below explains how many points a candidate can earn for each factor in the comprehensive ranking system:



CRS Calculator Infographic

CRS Calculator Infographic

2020 CRS Calculator Online



Follow the guide below to calculate your CRS Points, or take our FREE POINTS ASSESMENT

Core CRS Points
FactorsPoints per factor – With a spouse or common-law partnerPoints per factor – Without a spouse or common-law partner
Age 100110
Level of education 140150
Official languages proficiency150160
Canadian work experience 7080

B. Spouse or common-law partner factors

FactorsPoints per factor
(Maximum 40 points)
Level of education10
Official language proficiency20
Canadian Work Experience10

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)

EducationPoints per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree50

Foreign work experience CRS Points

Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification50

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points

D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

FactorMaximum points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)15
French language skills30
Post-secondary education in Canada30
Arranged employment200
PN nomination600

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points

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.
AgeWith a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 100 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 110 points)
17 years of age or less00
18 years of age9099
19 years of age95105
20 to 29 years of age100110
30 years of age95105
31 years of age9099
32 years of age8594
33 years of age8088
34 years of age7583
35 years of age7077
36 years of age6572
37 years of age6066
38 years of age5561
39 years of age5055
40 years of age4550
41 years of age3539
42 years of age2528
43 years of age1517
44 years of age56
45 years of age or more00
Level of EducationWith a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 140 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 150 points)
Less than secondary school (high school)00
Secondary diploma (high school graduation)2830
One-year degree, diploma or certificate from  a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute8490
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute9198
Bachelor’s degree OR  a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute112120
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years119128
Master’s degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree,” the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)126135
Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)140150

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
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 128 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 136 points)
Less than CLB 400
CLB 4 or 566
CLB 689
CLB 71617
CLB 82223
CLB 92931
CLB 10 or more3234

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)
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per abilityWith a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 22 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 24 points)
CLB 4 or less00
CLB 5 or 611
CLB 7 or 833
CLB 9 or more66
Canadian work experienceWith a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 70 points)
Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 80 points)
None or less than a year00
1 year3540
2 years4653
3 years5664
4 years6372
5 years or more7080

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)

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of educationWith spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 10 points)
Without spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)
Less than secondary school (high school)0n/a
Secondary school (high school graduation)2n/a
One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute6n/a
Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical in school, or other institute7n/a
Bachelor’s degree OR  a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute8n/a
Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years9n/a
Master’s degree, or professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree”, the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)10n/a
Doctoral level university degree (PhD)10n/a



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

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening )Maximum 20 points for section
Maximum 5 points per ability
Without spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)
CLB 4 or less0n/a
CLB 5 or 61n/a
CLB 7 or 83n/a
CLB 9 or more5n/a

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

Spouse’s Canadian work experienceMaximum 10 pointsWithout spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)
None or less than a year0n/a
1 year5n/a
2 years7n/a
3 years8n/a
4 years9n/a
5 years or more10n/a

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

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degreePoints for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
(Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required2550
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degreePoints for education + 1 year of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for education + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 50 points)
Secondary school (high school) credential or less00
Post-secondary program credential of one year or longer1325
Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these credentials was issued on completion of a post-secondary program of three years or longer2550
A university-level credential at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required2550
A university-level credential at the doctoral level2550

Foreign work experience – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher)

Years of experiencePoints for foreign work experience + CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 9
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for foreign work experience + CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities
(Maximum 50 points)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550

Foreign work experience – With Canadian work experience

Years of experiencePoints for foreign work experience + 1 year of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience
(Maximum 50 points)
No foreign work experience00
1 or 2 years of foreign work experience1325
3 years or more of foreign work experience2550
Certificate of qualification (trade occupations) – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 5 or higher)Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 5 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 7
(Maximum 25 points)
Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 7 or more on all four first official language abilities
(Maximum 50 points)
With a certificate of qualification2550

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)

Additional pointsMaximum 600 points
Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada15
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or didn’t take an English test)15
Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills30
Post-secondary education in  Canada – credential of one or two years15
Post-secondary education in  Canada – credential three years or longer30
Arranged employment – NOC 00200
Arranged employment – any other NOC 0, A or B50
Provincial or territorial nomination600

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

Will my CRS Calculator score get an Invitation to Apply?

If you become a permanent resident of Canada through the Express Entry System, you must receive an invitation from the IRCC to apply for the ITA. If your CRS score is below the minimum CRS value set for a particular draw, you will not receive the Ita. The draw is normally held every two weeks on Wednesdays, but the IRCC has deviated from that unspoken rule.

How does my CRS calculated Score Compare against other draws?

Below is a summary of the most recent and most relevant Express Entry draws and the minimum CRS Calculated points for each invitation round. If your calculated CRS points are below these historical draws then you would not have received an invitation. If your CRS calculated points score is equal to or above these historical CRS points draws then there is a good chance you would have been issued with an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent residency.

DateNumber of InvitationsLowest CRS Score
8/20/20203,300454
8/19/2020600711
8/6/2020250415
8/5/20203,900476
7/23/20203,343445
7/22/2020557687
7/8/20203,900478
6/25/20203,508431
6/24/2020392696
6/11/20203,559437
6/10/2020341743
5/28/20203,515440
5/27/2020385757
5/15/20203,371447
5/14/2020529718
5/1/20203,311452
4/29/2020589692
4/16/20203,782455
4/15/2020118808
4/9/20203,294464
4/9/2020606698
3/23/20203232467
3/20/2020668720
3/4/20203900471
2/19/20204500470
2/5/20203500472
1/22/20203400471
1/8/20203400473



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