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    Do you want to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada via the Express Entry route but are unsure if you qualify?

    This post will not only explain how to achieve a score of 67 points in order to meet the minimal requirements for immigration to Canada, but it will also go through the numerous aspects that influence your score and how you may enhance it!

    Minimum Points Required for Express Entry

    When applying for a permanent residence in Canada, you will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Age – Maximum 12 points
    • Education – Maximum 25 points
    • Language Proficiency – Maximum 24points (English and/or French)
    • Work Experience – Maximum 15 points
    • Adaptability – Maximum of 10 points
    • Arranged employment – Additional 10 points (not mandatory).

    The 6 Main Factors that Affect your Score

    1. Age (Maximum 12 points)

    While being at least 18 years old is required, those aged 18 to 35 receive 12 points.

    Your score will be lower than 12 if you are over 35. As a result, it’s a good idea to start thinking about citizenship and immigration early in your career.

    Under 18years – 0 points

    18-35 years – 12 points

    36 years – 11 points

    37 years – 10 points

    38 years – 9 points

    39 years – 8 points

    40 years – 7 points

    41 years – 6 points

    42 years – 5 points

    43 years – 4 points

    44 years – 3 points

    45 years – 2 points

    46 years – 1 point

    47 years or older – 0 point

    2. Language Proficiency (Maximum 28 Points)

    English and French are the two official languages of Canada.

    You will receive a maximum of 24 points for proficiency in the first official language, and a maximum of 4 points for competency in the second official language.

    3. Education Qualification (Maximum 25 points)

    Doctoral level – 25 points

    Professional Degree or Master’s degree – 23 points

    2 or more Postgraduate credentials or certificate courses – 22 points

    3 years or longer post-secondary educational credential assessment – 21 points

    2-year post-secondary qualifications or courses – 19 points

    1 year post-secondary program qualifications or credentials – 15 points

    Secondary School Education – 5 points

    4. Work Experience (Maximum 15 points)

    Candidates who have full-time employment experience for a year or more are selected.

    1 year – 9 Points

    2-3 years – 11 Points

    4-5 years – 13 Points

    Above 6 years – 15 Points

    5. Adaptability (Maximum 10 points)

    Your partner that might be your spouse or your joint law partner also plays a role in your CRS score. They can get you a maximum of 10 points.

    Adaptability Factors

    Previous work experience in a skilled occupation in Canada for at least one year – 10 Points

    Any kind of arranged employment in Canada – 5 Points

    Having any relatives in Canada – 5 Points

    Having done any previous research or study in Canada – 5 Points

    If your partner or spouse has previous work experience in Canada – 5 Points

    If your partner or spouse has done any post-secondary course or has studied in Canada – 5 Points

    If your partner or spouse’s CLB Level is four or higher – 5 Points

    6. Arranged Employment (Maximum 10 points)

    Meet at least one of the following requirements:

    • If you are currently employed in Canada territory on a work permit or an LMIA-exempt work permit obtained under a territorial or provincial agreement.
    • If you are currently employed as a skilled trades worker and have a permit based on the Labour Market Impact Assessment.
    • If you have an open work permit or another type of permit that allows you to work in Canada.

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