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Use this CRS score calculator  to estimate your CRS scores in seconds.

Determine your chances of getting a Canadian PR right away!

This CRS tool is:

  • fast (get your scores in under 30 seconds)

  • efficient in estimating your scores

  • free and confidential

Understanding CRS Score?

CRS, or Comprehensive Ranking System by the government of Canada, is a points-based ranking system used to rank profiles for the Express Entry pool. Candidates can use this Canada Express Entry points calculator to assess their eligibility and identify areas where they need to improve.

The Canada Express Entry Program is used by the federal government of Canada to attract skilled workers from foreign countries. It is the most sought-after federal immigration program in Canada.

The CRS or Canada Express Entry Score is applicable for candidates who are under the following programs -


Canadian Experience Class (CEC)


Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)


Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Foreign nationals eligible for any one of the three above-mentioned programs are only considered for the Express Entry Program. If they are eligible, candidates must check their CRS scores to check if they are eligible for the Express Entry Program and submit their profiles. The profiles can be submitted using the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) website portal.

Once the IRCC sets the cut-off CRS score, candidates with CRS scores above the cutoff are invited through a randomized draw. This happens every two weeks and the cutoff may change for every cycle as well. Selected Express Entry candidates will be offered an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The candidates can fill in and submit their PR applications within 60 days from the date they have received the ITA.

Factors for calculating CRS scores are divided into four categories:

Core/ Human Capital factors logo

These include individual factors of the candidate such as age, level of education, Canadian work experience, and language proficiency in official languages.

Spouse/ Common-law partner factors logo

These include factors that prove the credibility of the spouse. Factors such as educational background, official language proficiency, and Canadian work experience of the spouse are taken into consideration. The maximum number of points allotted in categories A and B together is 500 points.

Skill Transferability factors logo

Factors such as education, foreign work experience, Canadian education, and official language proficiency are considered in this category. The maximum number of points allotted in categories A, B, and C together is 600 points.

Additional factors logo

This includes all other factors such as provincial nomination programs, arranged employment, and French language skills. The maximum number of points in this category is 600 points.

The sum of points in all four categories is a maximum of 1200 points.

The Canada PR Score calculator ranks potential candidates based on various factors discussed in the following sections.

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Determines your CRS score logo

The CRS score calculator is a tool that estimates your CRS score as well as your ranking in comparison to other applicants. This score indicates your potential to become a successful permanent resident of Canada. The higher your CRS score, the more likely you are to be selected for immigration to Canada.

Provides transparency logo

The CRS tool provides transparency allowing the applicant to gauge where they stand when compared to other applicants. This helps applicants decide on how to improve their scores and understand where they are falling short.

Estimates the immigration programs you could qualify for logo

The CRS score calculator also helps you estimate which immigration programs you could be eligible for based on your CRS score. Canada offers various immigration programs, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Provincial Nominee Program. Applicants can then apply to these programs or try to improve their scores to be eligible for such programs.

Allows you to improve your CRS score logo

The Canada CRS calculator also provides suggestions on improving your CRS score. For example, you can improve your score by improving your language proficiency, obtaining higher education, gaining more work experience, or obtaining a job offer from a Canadian employer.

Factors considered to calculate CRS scores CRS Score?

When calculating the CRS score for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian government also considers whether the applicant is applying with a spouse or common-law partner who is also immigrating to Canada. If the applicant is not applying with a spouse or their spouse is already a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen, the applicant would be assessed under the "Without a spouse/common-law partner" category.

In this case, the applicant's CRS score would be calculated based on factors such as age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors contributing to their adaptability in Canada. If the applicant is applying with a spouse or common-law partner who is also immigrating to Canada, they would be assessed under the "With a spouse/common-law partner" category.

The maximum CRS score by adding up all the sections is 1200 points. Different criteria discussed below decide the category an applicant falls under, and the points are awarded on that basis.

Language skills logo

[Sa2] Maximum points: 150 (128 for primary language + 22 for secondary language); if applying without spouse/ common-law partner: 160 (136 for primary language + 24 for secondary language). An applicant can increase their overall CRS score by a maximum of 20 points if both the applicant and the spouse have a CLB level of 10 or higher.

For Canada, official language skills are a must, while secondary language skills would greatly help get additional points. English and French are official languages, and a knowledge of both would help you score well. Candidates must score well in English exams such as IELTS and French language tests. Candidates with CLB level 9 and above can find significant improvement in their CRS scores.

Knowledge of French and excellent English language skills would get candidates up to 50 points.

The Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels consider four abilities - reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The following is a breakdown of the number of points received (per ability) per your CLB level for the primary official language. For CLB level 4 or less, no points are allotted.

CLB LevelWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
CLB 4 or 566
CLB 689
CLB 71617
CLB 82223
CLB 92931
CLB 10 or above3234

Below is a breakdown of points per ability for the French. For CLB level 4 or less, no points are allotted.

CLB LevelWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
CLB 5 or 611
CLB 7 or 833
CLB 9 or more66

For French language proficiency, Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) level is considered.

  • Candidates with NCLC level 7 or higher and having taken no English test or scored below CLB English level 4 can still receive up to 25 points.

  • Candidates with an NCLC level of 7 and a CLB English level of 5 or higher can get up to 50 points.

Work experience logo

Maximum points: 70; if applying without spouse/ common-law partner: 80

Canadian work experience is valued more than foreign work experience. Immigrants get additional points for their work experience in Canada that increases every year by a fixed number of points till 5 years. After 5 years there are no additional points for Canadian work experience. Work experience of less than one year does not help your CRS scores. The breakdown of points for Canadian work experience as per the years of experience is stated below:-

YearsWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
5 or more7080

Foreign work experience paired with official language proficiency of CLB level 7 or more is considered. The number of points allotted as per the work experience is as follows:-

Years (Foreign work experience)For CLB level 7 or more in all first official language abilities (at least one above 9)For CLB level 9 or more in all first official language abilities
1 to 21 to 225
3 or more2550

Age factor logo

Maximum points: 100; if applying without spouse/ common-law partner: 110

People falling in certain age groups are ranked higher than others. Those falling in the age group of 20-29 years gain the maximum number of points. As age progresses, the points are decreased by 5 with the addition of every year.

For example, 30-year-olds would get 95 points, 31-year-olds would get 90 points, and so on. Those who are 45 years old or above would get no points. The same is true for those who are 17 and below. Those aged 18 earn 90 points, and those who are 19 get 95 points if they apply with a spouse. Around 5 points are added (considered) where there is no spouse.

Educational background logo

Maximum points: 140; if applying without spouse/ common-law partner: 150

You can claim additional points in this category if you have a strong educational background. Certificates, diplomas, and degrees of various levels are considered for scoring points. Those with a doctoral level degree (Ph.D.) earn the highest points. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (of a three or more years study program) would gain 112 to 120 points (those without a spouse). Anything less than a high school graduation has no points.

Listed below are the number of points for various levels of education that a candidate has received.

Education levelWith a spouse or common-law partnerWithout a spouse or common-law partner
Highschool graduation2830
One-year degree, diploma, or certificate from a recognized institute8490
Two-year degree, diploma, or certificate from a recognized institute9198
Bachelor's degree OR Three or more years of degree, diploma, or certificate program from a recognized institute112120
Two or more certificates/ degrees/ diplomas with one being of three or more years119128
Master's level degree OR Professional degree (for licensed professions like medicine or pharmacy)126135
Doctoral level (Ph.D.)140150

Candidates who have received certification from trade occupations can also gain points.

  • · Those with CLB level 5 or higher in language proficiency in the primary official language (with at least one ability having a score of 7) can gain up to 25 points.

  • · Those with CLB level 7 or higher in language proficiency in the primary official language (with all abilities having a score of 7) can gain up to 50 points.

Pursue education logo

Maximum points: 30; if applying without spouse/ common-law partner: 30

A Canadian education can make a significant difference. Those who pursue further studies in Canada have a chance of receiving more points. Candidates who have completed a post-secondary education program of one or two years in Canada can receive up to 15 points. For those who have completed a post-secondary education program of three years or more can get up to 30 points.

Employment in Canada logo

Maximum points: 50-200

Consider your employment status when you calculate the CRS score for Canada. Candidates having employment offers from Canadian employers receive 50 to 200 points. Candidates with arranged employment that falls in NOC TEER 1, 2, or 3 or any TEER 0 other than Major group 00 can receive up to 50 points. Those whose employment falls in TEER 0 Major group 00 can get up to 200 points.

Credibility of spouse logo

Maximum points: 40

If candidates choose to apply with their spouses, they can receive additional points based on the credibility of their spouses.

  • The level of education of spouses can earn candidates a maximum of 10 points.

  • Proficiency in official languages can get candidates up to 20 additional points.

  • The spouse's work experience in Canada can get candidates up to 10 more points.

Provincial or Territorial nomination logo

Maximum points: 600

Canada is segregated into many provinces and territories. Candidates with a Provincial Nomination (PN) or a Territorial Nomination can get up to 600 additional points. The process and requirements for the Express Entry Programs of different provinces and territories vary. Candidates may receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from certain provinces based on their CRS scores. Only upon receiving the NOI, candidates can apply for a provincial nomination in their selected province.

The minimum CRS scores required for candidates to apply for PN are different for different provinces. A common factor considered by most provinces is that the candidate either has work experience or a job in the province they are applying to. Although that is not compulsory, it does help out a lot in gaining a provincial nomination.

Candidates receiving provincial nominations may be required to settle in the province they have received the nomination from and have accepted the same. A provincial nomination guarantees a Canadian PR in almost all cases. Since provincial nominations may also be to fill gaps in the job market or fulfill certain demographic requirements, it is advisable to tally your educational qualifications with the province you wish to settle in. This could increase the chance of getting a provincial nomination and help you secure a job as well.

Other points logo

If the candidate has a sibling (brother or sister) who is a citizen of Canada or has a Canadian PR, the candidate can get up to 15 points more.

Tips to improve CRS scores

Candidates can check CRS scores using the CRS points calculator above to get an idea of the areas they may need to improve upon. Below are a few points that candidates can use to improve their scores and rank higher.

Improve language test scores logo

Improve scores for language tests like IELTS (for English) to add up to 136 points to the CRS score. Scoring well in French language tests can get applicants up to 50 points more. Use the CRS calculator to gauge how your language scores can improve your overall score. Improving language proficiency is one of the easiest and fastest ways to improve CRS scores.

Apply for a job in Canada logo

If the applicant gets an LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) approved job offer, they can receive up to 200 CRS points. Moreover, Canadian work experience is more valued and would get the candidate more points. While this is a time-consuming process, it is also very beneficial and would improve your chances of getting an ITA.

Canadian education logo

Studying in Canada can be beneficial. Applicants can add up to 30 points if they get a degree or diploma from a recognized Canadian college/ university. Higher-level degrees can help gain more points.

Provincial Nominee Program logo

Provincial nomination gets candidates up to 600 points, making it one of the most valuable factors. If candidates can, they must attempt to receive a provincial or territorial nomination.

Work experience logo

Work experience is one of the easiest ways to gain points. An applicant can gain the most points with foreign work experience of 3 years or more. This score can be boosted further by increasing Canadian work experience. The details of work experience and points allotted are described in the table above.


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