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If you want to move to Canada under the Express Entry program you need to know your CRS score. Use our Express Entry calculator to understand your CRS score so you can get permanent residence in Canada faster. And once you’re in Canada, Wise can help you manage your money across currencies, and send payments home.
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What is a CRS score?

CRS is a points based system that is used to assess candidates in the Express Entry pool. CRS stands for Comprehensive Ranking System. Your CRS score is made up of several factors including your job skills, educational attainment level, language ability, age and existing links to Canada.

Anyone wishing to enter Canada through the Express Entry program for skilled workers will first want to calculate their CRS score which will determine whether they’re eligible for applying. Those applicants who score most highly on this points based measure may then be invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada - known as getting an invitation to apply (ITA).

The CRS score is made up out of a possible total of 1200 points, with a benchmark for ITA offers adjusted on a regular basis. The Canadian government sets targets for the number of ITAs issued, which can mean the minimum score required changes over time to meet demand.

Calculate your score with the Express Entry calculator

If you’re planning to apply through the Express Entry program, you’ll want to know your CRS score. The easiest way is to use our CRS score calculator to see the number of points you’d be allocated. This gives an idea of where you fall in line with current benchmarks, and shows where you may be able to improve your score in future.

What is a CRS score?

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CRS score calculator.

Use the CRS score calculator tool to estimate your CRS point score, by answering a few simple questions.

This tool is for you if:

  • You know you’re eligible for at least 1 Express Entry program.
  • You want to model your CRS score in advance of applying.
  • You haven’t filled out an Express Entry profile yet but you would like to see what your CRS score would be.

or

  • You’ve been invited to apply for permanent residence, and want to see if a change to your profile may affect your CRS score.

Model your CRS score and check it is above the current minimum points score of your round of invitations to eventually receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

Calculate your CRS score

CRS score calculator.

This calculator is intended only as a guide and is created using information available on the Government of Canada website. Seek professional advice of a qualified Canadian immigration lawyer if you want to learn more.

How does the CRS calculator help you?

The CRS system is used for the 3 economic immigration programs managed by the Canadian Federal Government. Together these 3 programs are known as the Express Entry System.

Your first step to applying on the Express Entry program for Canada is to check you’re eligible for one of the following:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Use the CRS calculator to estimate your CRS points, and determine if you’d be likely to get an invitation to apply for residence in Canada under the scheme you’ve chosen.

Find out how to increase your CRS score.

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How to calculate the CRS score for Express Entry candidates?

A. Core/Human Capital Factors
A. Core/Human Capital Factors

Factors

Points Per Factor - With a Spouse or Common-Law Partner

Points per Factor - Without a Spouse or Common-Law Partner

Age

100

110

Level of education

140

150

Official languages proficiency

150

160

Canadian work experience

70

80

A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points (with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)
B. Spouse or Common-Law Partner Factors

Factors

Points Per Factor (Maximum 40 points)

Level of education

10

Official language proficiency

20

Canadian Work Experience

10

A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points
C. Skill Transfer Ability Factors

Education

Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)

With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree

50

With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree

50

Foreign Work Experience

Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)

With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience

50

With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience

50

Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)

Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)

With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification

50

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

Factors

Maximum points per factor

Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)

15

French language skills

50

Post-secondary education in Canada

30

Arranged employment

200

PN nomination

600

FAQ about CRS score.

Express Entry draws, which select candidates to be invited to apply for permanent residence, happen every month or so. The minimum CRS score is set before the draw takes place, according to immigration limits and targets, as decided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

This means that there is no set minimum CRS score. The minimum benchmark can go up and down depending on the situation, although under normal circumstances the trend tends to be upward.

If your situation changes, you may find that you can recalculate your CRS score for a higher points total. For example, as there are points available for pre-existing links to Canada, your score may go up if a sibling gets permanent residence in Canada themselves.

You can also get points based on your educational attainment and language skills - meaning that achieving a higher level of qualification, or getting a better language score may boost your CRS points too.

Find 7 ways to increase your CRS score here.

If your CRS score isn’t high enough to meet the minimum benchmark you have a few options. Here are some ideas:

  1. Work experience is one factor which decides your CRS score. Gaining more career experience can mean you score more points.
  2. Consider applying through one of the Provincial Nominee Programs which add CRS points for workers with locally in demand skills.
  3. Take a higher level educational qualification which can improve your CRS score.
  4. If you’ll be moving to Canada with a spouse, recalculate your score on the basis of a joint application - together, you and your partner’s scores may be higher.
  5. Improve your language skills and retake the language test for an improved score.
  6. If it’s relevant to your role, you may consider taking a further work based or vocational qualification to increase your chances.
  7. Focus on finding a job in Canada - having an offer in the bag gives your CRS score a boost.
  8. If a sibling is already in Canada or moves there as a permanent resident, recalculate your CRS score on this basis.
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