Open the link Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) available on Canada Immigration website to calculate your score.
I have tried to explain break up for the CRS scoring criteria in detail. Total points are 1200 which are divided as follows;
|A||Core Human Capital||460|
|B||Spouse or Common Law Partner||40|
A&B. Core Human Capital and Spouse factors 500 points
|Factors||Points with spouse||Points without spouse|
|Level of Education||140||150|
|Official Language Proficiency||150||160|
|Canada Work Experience||70||80|
|Canadian Work Experience||10||0|
C. Skill Transferability 100 Points
|Education||Max Points 50|
|Language + Post-Secondary Degree||50|
|Canadian Work Experience + Post-Secondary Degree||50|
|Foreign Work Experience||Max Points 50|
|Official Language CLB + Foreign Work Experience||50|
|Canadian Work Experience + Foreign Work Experience||50|
|Certificate of Qualification||Max Points 50|
|Official Language or Certificate of Qualification||50|
Maximum numbers or points that can be accumulated for Category C – Skills Transfer is 100 points. Equal points are awarded for Work Experience (Canadian or Foreign) and English Language exams. Minimum score for English Language should be equal to CLB 7. Equivalency of various English Language exams to Canadian English standards is given the website. Exams listed on the website are CELPIP, IELTS and TEF. Score of 6.5 in IELTS is equal to CLB 7.
CLB 7 or IELTS 6.5 is the minimum score that is required to qualify. However, only IELTS score above 7 can land you in a good competitive position. Canada has two official languages i.e. English and French. You are required to have proficiency in at least of the official languages. If you don’t know French or have no proficiency in it then consider it Not Applicable while checking your CRS score or while completing your online application for Express Entry.
D. Additional Points 600 Points
Additional points are awarded for either 1) Provincial Nomination or 2) Offer Letter from an employer in Canada. Maximum points that can be claimed are 600 only.
These total add up to 1200. (600 A,B,C+ 600 D). It is clear from break up that having offer letter or provincial nomination will earn you a jackpot and you can easily beat the rush of other candidates.
Rounds of Invitation
You need to check required score published on the website and if your calculated score is above or equal to the required score (announced in rounds of invitation), you will be sent an email stating Invitation to Apply (ITA). Approximately, each month there are two rounds of invitation in a month.
Follow the web link for rounds of invitation posted on Canada Immigration website. During mid October, 2016 total 1518 invitations were sent to candidates having score equal to or above 484.
After receiving ITA, you have to submit your application and comply with all requirements mentioned in the invitation letter. I will detailed ITA process in my upcoming blog.
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