The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a points-based system that is used to assess and score a candidate’s profile to rank them in the Express Entry pool.

The CRS will assess the profile information candidates submit, including:

  • skills,
  • work experience,
  • language ability,
  • education and other factors.

    Comprehensive Ranking System formula

    All Express Entry candidates will be given a score out of 1,200, based on the four parts of the Comprehensive Ranking System formula:

    • Skills and experience factors (that we know are key to economic success for immigrants once in Canada)
    • Spouse or common-law partner factors (such as their language skills and education – these are known to result in better economic success for both the spouse or common-law partner and the candidate)
    • Skills transferability (including education and work experience – factors that when combined, result in better chances of being employed, and higher earnings)
    • Additional points for those with a nomination from a province or territory or a valid job offer

Additional points for those with a nomination from a province or territory or a valid job offer

A. Single candidates B. Candidates spouses or common-law partners that will come with them to Canada
(The maximum number of points is the same no matter the person’s marital status.)
1. Skills and experience factors (maximum 500)
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1. Skills and experience factors (maximum 460)
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2. N/A
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2. Spouse or common-law partner factors (maximum 40)
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3. Skill transferability factors (maximum 100)
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3. Skill transferability factors (maximum 100)
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4. Additional points (maximum 600) 4. Additional points (maximum 600)
Grand total (maximum 1,200) Grand total (maximum 1,200)

 

Additional points All candidates
For a nomination certificate from a Canadian province (except Quebec) 600 points
For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer 600 points