The Canadian government as known already has been taking in applicants under several immigration programs with the intent to develop the Canadian economy to provide its immigrants and citizens better place to live & reside in. The Canadian government assesses its applicants under a points-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System to make sure that the applicants have the necessary skills to contribute to the positive growth of the economy.
How Does the CRS System Work?
The CRS system accounts for up to 1200 points which is based on several factors and is applicable for applicants who apply under the Express Entry Program. To become eligible and to enter into the Express Entry Pool, an applicant should score a minimum of 300 points. The factors based on which the CRS points are calculated are listed below:
- Arranged Employment
The applicant will be assessed based on the above-mentioned factors and each factor carries its own points out of which the applicant’s points will be calculated and totalled up. Every month the Canadian government conducts Express Entry Draws based on the CRS cut-off scores. Once the applicant’s profile has been shortlisted, he/she receives an Invitation to Apply after which the candidate can apply for a visa.
Once the applicant receives an ITA, he/she should take care of the steps that are to be followed like Medical Examination, Travel Documents, Verification Process etc., The applicant should know that he/she only has 60 days to apply for a visa beyond which the Invitation to Apply will not be valid.
Tips to Improve Your CRS Scores: –
Getting one’s profile selected under the Express Entry System could be quite difficult taking into consideration the high competition and the number of applications that is received. To ensure that an Invitation to Apply is received from the Canadian Government, it is mandatory that an applicant maintains a high CRS score. These steps listed below could help improve one’s CRS scores.
1. Gain Work Experience: –
If a candidate has a full-time employment, it is suggested that he/she continues working because having a longer work experience could significantly increase one’s CRS points under the Skills Transferability Section.
2. Applying Through a Provincial Nominee Program: –
Being nominated by one of the Canadian Provinces could shoot one’s CRS scores and improve the chances of getting an Invitation to Apply from the Canadian Government. The applicant can receive up to 600 CRS points when he/she is nominated by a Canadian province.
3. LMIA Approved Job Offer: –
Securing a job offer from a Canadian Employer which is recognized by the Labour Market Impact Assessment can help an individual secure up to 600 points which improves his/her chances of getting selected in the Express Entry Pool up to a great extent.
4. Improving IELTS Scores: –
IELTS exams play a significant role in improving one’s Comprehensive Ranking System scores. On scoring a Canadian Language Benchmark of 9, the applicant can add up to 136 points to his/her CRS profile.
Invitation to Apply Stats & Reports: –
- The Express Entry System was launched on the 1st of January 2015.
- The first Express Entry Draw took place on the 31st of January 2015 and a total 779 ITA’s were issued.
- The largest number of Invitations to Apply issued during one single draw is 3923 held on the 12th of April 2017.
- The total number of Invitation to Apply in the year 2015 was 31,063.
- During the year 2016, there was a slight improvement in the number of ITA’s issued. The figures were 33,782
- The year 2017 has a significant rise in the number of ITA’s issued. This particular year has 86,023 ITA’s issued to the Express Entry candidates.
- A total of 194,318 Invitation to Apply were issued till date.
The CRS system has been in existence from the year 2015 and has helped the Canadian Government to select eligible applicants who can contribute to the Canadian economy. Get in touch with us to know more about the CRS system and how to enter into the Express Entry Pool.