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How many points required for Canada PR visa in 2023?

Posted on December 27, 2022
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How many points are required for Canada PR 2021

Why Canada PR?

The benefits of getting a Canada PR visa are as follows:

  • Live, study and work in Canada in any province, territory, or city
  • Immigrants will get the opportunity to apply for Canadian citizenship after three years
  • Permanent residents in Canada will get protection under Canadian law.
  • Canada PR visa holders can also bring their families
  • Immigrants will get most of the social benefits, which will also include healthcare coverage

Canada PR Visa

Canada PR visa is a type of permit that allows immigrants to live, work, and settle in Canada. Candidates have to apply for a Canada PR visa through the following programs:

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Points required to apply for Canada PR through Express Entry

If candidates want to apply for a Canada PR visa through Express Entry, the minimum points they have to score is 67 out of 100. There are various factors on the basis of which points are calculated, and it is available in the table below:

Factor

Maximum Points Available
Language skills – in English & French

28

Education

25
Work experience

15

Age

12
Arranged employment (job offer in Canada)

10

Adaptability

10
Total points available

100

Here are the details of all the six factors and points that can be earned.

Language skills

Applicants should be able to communicate in any of the two official languages which are English and French. Candidates can get a maximum of 28 points on four factors which are:

  • Write
  • Read
  • Listen
  • Speak

Candidates can go for IELTS or CELPIP for English and TEF or TCF for French. The points that candidates can get through language proficiency skills for English and French are given in the table below:

English is the first language in which candidates will receive a maximum of 24 points

First official language

Speaking Listening Reading Writing
CLB level 9 or higher 6 6 6

6

CLB level 8

5 5 5 5
CLB level 7 4 4 4

4

French is the second language in which applicants will get 4 points:

Second official language

Points
At least CLB 5 in all of the 4 abilities

4

CLB 4 or less in any of the 4 abilities

0

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Education

Educational qualifications will provide a maximum of 25 points. Candidates need to have a certificate, diploma, or a degree from the following Canadian educational institutes:

  • secondary institution (high school) or
  • post-secondary institution

If candidates have foreign education, they have to go for an Educational Credential Assessment that has to be conducted by a designated organization. The ECA ensures that foreign education is equivalent to Canadian education. The table below reveals the points through education:

Level of education

Points
Doctoral level

25

Masters level or professional degree

23
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which was for three years or longer in duration

22

Three years or longer post-secondary credential

21
Two-year post-secondary credential

19

One year post-secondary credential

15
Secondary school

5

Work experience

Work experience will provide a maximum of 15 points. The score depends on the number of years of work experience. Candidates can get points if they have worked for a full-time job that is 30 hours per week. Candidates can also get points for part-time jobs if they have worked for 15 hours per week for 24 months at skill type 0 or skill levels A or B of the 2016 NOC.

The table below will show the details of points according to the work experience:

Work experience (in years)

Points
1

9

2-3

11
4-5

13

6 or more

15

Age

Age of candidates will provide a maximum of 12 points. Candidates having the age between 18 and 35 years will get the maximum points. The points will reduce with the increase in age. Candidates who have reached the age of 47 years will not get any points. The table below will reveal the points according to age:

Age

Points
Under 18

0

18-35

12

36

11

37

10
38

9

39

8

40

7

41

6
42

5

43

4

44

3
45

2

46

1
47 and older

0

Arranged employment in Canada

Candidates can get points if they receive a job offer from a Canadian employer. The job offer should be of at least one year. Candidates need to have a job offer before they submit application to migrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker. This factor will provide a maximum of 10 points to the applicants.

Adaptability

The spouse or common-law partner of a candidate can earn points for adaptability. A maximum of 10 points can be earned through this factor. The points can be earned by combining any of the factors given in the table below:

Adaptability factors

Points
Previous work in Canada in a skilled occupation (one year or more)

10

A previous study in Canada

5
Arranged employment in Canada

5

Relatives in Canada

5
Spouses/partners previous work in Canada

5

Spouses/partners previous study in Canada

5
Spouses/partners language ability (CLB 4 or higher)

5

If candidates score 67 points, they will not get a Canada PR visa, but they will become eligible to apply for the visa through the Express Entry draw. After receiving the invitations to apply, candidates can apply for the visa through the different streams of Express Entry system

These streams are:

Points required to apply for Canada PR through Canada PNP

Candidates will get 600 points automatically if they receive a provincial nomination. They have to create an Express Entry profile. Many provinces have automated selection process that depends upon the CRS score or NOC code. There are three different options through which immigrants can apply outside the Express Entry pool. These include:

Points required to apply for Quebec Immigration

Candidates who want to apply for Quebec immigration as a selected worker need to have at least 50 points. Candidates who want to apply along with their spouse or common-law partner have to score 59 points to become eligible for the Quebec immigration program.

The table below shows the factors and points:

Factors

Points
Education

Up to 14 points(Cut off Score = 2 points)

Area Of Training

Up to 12 points
Validated Employment Offer

Up to 10 points

Work Experience

Up to 8 points
Age

Up to 16 points

Language Proficiency

Up to 22 points
Stay And Family In Quebec

Up to 8 points

Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics

Up to 17 points
Presence Of Accompanying Children

Up to 8 points

Financial Self-Sufficiency

1 point

How to calculate my CRS score?

Candidates can use a CRS tool to calculate their score.

Note: Calculate your CRS score through the Y-Axis Canada Immigration Points Calculator.

Tips to improve my CRS score

There are different ways which candidates can use to improve their CRS score. These ways are discussed below:

Language

Language is a factor which can provide 310 points when it is combined with other factors like post-secondary education. The points can be raised up to 320 if the applicant is accompanied by a spouse or common-law partner.

Language proficiency is a factor which can help candidates to improve their scores easily. This is so because minimal requirements are needed to gain points through this factor. The Federal Skilled Worker Program requires CLB 7 for eligibility. Candidates can earn more points if they get CLB 10 for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Language factor is also valuable because of different sections of CRS, which are as follows:

  • Human capital factors
  • Spousal factors
  • Skill transferability combinations
  • Additional factors

The table below shows the details:

Educational Level

CRS points earned
Secondary school

0

Post-secondary program credential of one or more years + first language CLB 7 or more in all abilities (at least one ability needs to be less than CLB 9)

13

Post-secondary program credential of one or more years + first language CLB 9 or more in all abilities

25
Two or more post-secondary program credentials (one at least 3 years) +  CLB 7 or more in all abilities for first language (at least one ability needs to be less than CLB 9)

25

Two or more post-secondary program credentials (one at least 3 years) + CLB 9 or more in all abilities for first language

50

Education

The education factor will help the candidates to get 200 CRS points if they study outside Canada. If they study in Canada and get a post-secondary credential, they can earn 250 points. An ECA is needed if the education is completed outside Canada.

Steps to apply for Canada PR

Here are the steps to apply for a Canada PR

  • Candidates have to check their eligibility to apply for a Canada PR through Express Entry
  • Requirements needed to be submitted with the application should be ready
  • Candidates have to fill their profile
  • The last step is to wait for an invitation to apply

Are you looking to migrate to Canada? Talk to Y-Axis, the world’s no. 1 overseas immigration consultant.

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