67 POINTS SYSTEM
Check your eligibility for Canada PR
In order to fill its economic needs; Canada welcomes thousands of skilled immigrants through its various pathways every year. Interested candidates, who want to move to Canada as a skilled worker, need to apply for Canada PR Visa via the Express Entry program, as it is one of the major programs under the Canada Immigration. Following are the programs which are managed under it:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
You can also relocate to Canada through the PNP programs. Click here to check the same.
Criteria that effect 67 points
On successfully scoring 67 points and meeting the below mentioned minimum criteria, a profile in the express entry program can be created:
Language Proficiency: In order to be eligible for the same one needs to have a minimum level of CLB 7 in either of the official languages whether English or French in each module i.e. Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening. For the same the candidate is required to score minimum 6 bands in IELTS for English Language. In case one knows both the official languages then he/she would be awarded with additional points.
Work Experience: A minimum work experience of one year is mandatory in the past ten years in the relevant field which comes under NOC skill type 0, A or B.
Educational Qualification: The candidate must have completed a high school diploma/degree and his/her education must be up to the mark as per Canadian level. For the same one needs to have ECA i.e. Education Credential Assessment.
Age: In order to be applicable for the same, a minimum of 18 years of age is required. People who are aged between 18 to 35 receive 12 points. Anyone above the age of 35, will score lesser than 12 points.
Proof of funds: The candidate is required to show the proof of settlement funds that he/she would be able to support themselves along with their family in case the family is accompanying the candidate.
Valid Job Offer: Though it is not mandatory to have an arranged employment but it is advisable that one should have one because extra points are given for the same. The candidate should meet at least one of the below mentioned conditions to gain those additional points:
- Currently working in Canadian territory under work permit or on an LMIA-exempt work issued under the territorial or provincial agreement.
- Currently working on a permit based on the LMIA in the profession of skilled trades worker in any type.
- Authority to work in Canada via an open work permit or a similar one.
Calculation of 67 points for Canada PR Visa
Following are the maximum points which are awarded on the basis of following factors:
Language Proficiency - Maximum 28 points
Educational Qualification - Maximum 25 points
Work Experience - Maximum 15 points
Age - Maximum 12 points
Valid Job Offer - Maximum 10 points
Relations in Canada - Maximum 10 points
Following table shows how points are awarded in 67 points calculator for Canadian immigration
1. Age (Maximum 12 points)
Age (In Years)
47 or older
2. Language Ability (Maximum 28 Points)
The two official languages of Canada are English and French language.
The proficiency in the first official language will get you a maximum of 24 points, while your skills in the second official language will earn you a maximum of 4 points.
First Official Language - maximum of 24 points:
Scores given per ability
Second Official Language - maximum of 4 points:
Scores given per ability
3. Education Qualification (Maximum 25 points)
Professional Degree or Master's degree
2 or more Postgraduate credentials or certificate courses
3 years or longer post-secondary educational credential assessment
2-year post-secondary qualifications or courses
1 year post-secondary program qualifications or credentials
Secondary School Education
Note: Foreign candidates must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report while applying for Canadian Immigration. This report assesses whether the candidate’s foreign education is as per the Canadian Standards or not.
4. Work Experience (Maximum 15 points)
Work in Canada Experience
Above 6 years
5. Adaptability (Maximum 10 points)
The candidate’s in law partner/Spouse also plays a major role in the CRS score as maximum 10 points can be awarded for the same.
Previous work experience in a skilled occupation in Canada for at least one year
Any kind of arranged employment in Canada
Having any relatives in Canada
Having done any previous research or study in Canada
If your partner or spouse has previous work experience in Canada
If your partner or spouse has done any post-secondary course or has studied in Canada
If your partner or spouse's CLB Level is four or higher
6. Arranged Employment (Maximum 10 points)
The points would be awarded if the candidate will meet one of the following conditions:
- If the candidate is currently working in Canadian territory on a work permit or on an LMIA-exempt work issued under a territorial or a provincial agreement.
- If the candidate is currently working on a permit based on the LMIA in any type of skilled trades worker profession.
- If the candidate is authorized to work in Canada through an open work permit or a similar permit.
How to improve your score?
If in case you are not able to score 67 points or higher, you can follow the below mentioned things to increase your score:
- Improvement in language skills
- Completing another degree/diploma/certificate
- Getting a valid job offer in Canada
1) What is the difference between 67 points and CRS score?
67 point system is the eligibility grid for you to be added in Express entry pool. To compete among the candidates inside the pool, CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) grid is used. CRS point system is calculated out of 1200.
2) What is the need of scoring 67 points?
In order to be considered eligible for Canada Permanent Residency by the federal government one should score 67 points out of a total of 100 points. This system allows the IRCC to identify candidates who can contribute to the economy and meet particular labor requirements.
3) How long does Express Entry take?
The process starts from submission of the Express Entry profile and goes on until you are given a PR visa which takes about 6 months. However, it is dependent on case to case how much time it will take. It is to be noted that your EE profile remains active in the pool of candidates for a year if you haven’t received your ITA (Invitation to apply).
4) What is the maximum CRS score in Canada?
Candidates can score a maximum of 600 CRS points without PNP or employment Offer.
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