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Multiple ways to improve your CRS score for Canada PR

Posted on March 28, 2020
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The good news is that the IRCC of Canada has shown a trend of decreasing the Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS score for permanent resident applicants applying through the Express Entry stream.

Immigration candidates who submit their profiles to the Express Entry pool are assigned a CRS score out of 1200 points. The Express Entry draw is conducted at regular intervals and those with high CRS scores are invited to apply for the PR visa. The CRS score usually varies with every Express Entry draw. Your chances of being eligible for the draw improves if you have a high CRS score.

With Canada setting a target of I million immigrants by 2022, it has set a target of 341,000 immigrants for 2020. To meet this target, the IRCC will conduct more Express Entry draws and on a frequent basis.

Another fallout of the huge immigration targets is the reduction in the CRS scores. The scores for the draws till date has ranged between 440 t0 445.

This is good news for immigration candidates looking at moving to Canada on a PR visa under the Express Entry system.

Since the Express Entry draw is conducted at regular intervals, there is always a chance for you to improve your CRS score before you apply for a subsequent draw.

If you do not meet the required CRS score you can always find ways to improve your points so that you get the required points to secure an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the PR visa.

 Here are some ways to improve your CRS score:

Improve your language score: If you score well in language tests such as the IELTS, you will have significant addition to your CRS score. For instance, if you score a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 9 in the language test, you will get up to 136 direct points added to your CRS score. You can also add up to 24 points by appearing for a language test in French.

Apply under the Provincial Nominee Program: Applying for a PR visa under the PNP will get you 600 additional points for your Express Entry profile if you get an invitation.

Get a job offer: A job offer from a Canadian employer will give you 200 additional points.

Get education in Canada: If you complete a recognized degree or diploma in Canada, you can get up to 30 extra points.

Apply for PR with your spouse:  Applying for the visa with your spouse can give you both additional points. Your spouse’s language proficiency will be worth 20 points, while the level of education and Canadian work experience can amount to 10 points under each category. So, you can get up to 40 points to add to your CRS score.

Get an LMIA approved job offer:  You can add up to 600 points to your CRS score if you secure a job offer that is recognized by the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), from an employer in Canada.

Continue working: If you have less than three years of full-time work experience, you have the chance to add points to your CRS score if you continue working.

These are some of the ways in which you can improve your CRS score and if you feel you can adopt any one or more methods that are feasible, then you should go ahead and try your best to improve your CRS score. This will greatly improve your chances of making the cut in the next Express Entry draw you apply for.

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