Are you an Express Entry candidate trying to get a Canadian Permanent Residency (PR)? It’s important to have the best possible CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve this so that Canadian PR can be received.
We’ll discuss them in this two-part post.
What’s Express Entry?
One of the quickest ways to get a Canadian PR status is through taking on Express Entry. However, to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian PR, candidates have to have the highest possible CRS scores to be eligible. That means everyone within the Express Entry pool is basically in competition with each other. This is why it’s ideal for the CRS score to be increased considerably.
Sometimes, people’s CSR scores are lower than the demand, but they have already submitted an Express Entry profile. Luckily, there are still a number of ways for the CRS score in question to be improved considerably.
How Does the CRS Score Calculation Process Go?
There are a number of immigration streams aligned with Express Entry. It’s important to establish what the eligibility requirements are before anything else. Express Entry profile creation and a CRS score follow not long after. However, the waiting period for an ITA that supposedly comes after that will only be valid if the CRS score was high in the first place.
Being in the Express Entry pool automatically places a candidate in the Comprehensive Ranking System. Luckily, ranking isn’t automatically permanent once entered into the system. As previously mentioned, improvements can still be made on one’s CRS score.
Depending on the improvements made, points added can range from a few points up to a huge 600. If the latter ends up being achieved, an ITA would be all but guaranteed.
What Are the Points That Can Be Claimed to Help with Eligibility Concerns?
The CRS score has a few areas that are easily overlooked when claiming all points possible. Thankfully, they can still be redeemed! Take note of the following factors:
Education – This works for Canadian PR candidates applying through Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC). There’s no need for CEC and FSTC candidates to provide an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) or academic documents from a Canadian college or university. Educational documents and credible language proficiency test scores count for plenty. Additional points can go up to 200.
Second Language – English and French count towards CRS scores. Skills in both languages need to have approved language test results. French speakers are prioritized by some provincial nominee program streams. Additional points will vary.
Siblings Living in Canada – Whether they’re Canadian citizens or permanent residents, if you or your spouse/common-law partner have siblings, they can help. Prove the relationship, whether it’s through adoption, blood, common-law partnership, or marriage. Additional points come to 15.
Getting a permanent residency in Canada can be done in quite a few ways. There’s a lot riding on the comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score within an Express Entry pool. In order to improve eligibility, look into points from education, a second language, and any siblings living in Canada. Stay tuned for the second part of this series!
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