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CRS Points Calculator 2023

Choose the best answer:

  • If you’ve been invited to apply, enter your age on the date you were invited.
  • If you plan to complete an Express Entry profile, enter your current age.

Enter the highest level of education for which you:

  • earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate or
  • had an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) if you did your study outside Canada. (ECAs must be from an approved agency, in the last five years)

Note: a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate must either have been earned at an accredited Canadian university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute in Canada. Distance learning counts for education points, but not for bonus points in your profile or application.

Note: to answer yes:

  • English or French as a Second Language must not have made up more than half your study
  • you must not have studied under an award that required you to return to your home country after graduation to apply your skills and knowledge
  • you must have studied at a school within Canada (foreign campuses don’t count)
  • you had to be enrolled full time for at least eight months, and have been physically present in Canada for at least eight months

Official languages: Canada's official languages are English and French.

You need to submit language test results that are less than two years old for all programs under Express Entry, even if English or French is your first language.

Enter your test scores:

If so, which language test did you take for your second official language?

Test results must be less than two years old.

Enter your test scores for:

Work Experience

It must have been paid and full-time (or an equal amount in part-time).

Note: In Canada, the National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the official list of all the jobs in the Canadian labour market. It describes each job according to skill type, group and level.

'Skilled work' in the NOC is:

  • managerial jobs (NOC Skill Level 0)
  • professional jobs (NOC Skill Type A)
  • technical jobs and skilled trades/manual work (NOC Skill Type B)

If you aren’t sure of the NOC level for this job, you can find your NOC.

It must have been paid, full-time (or an equal amount in part-time), and in only one occupation (NOC skill type 0, A or B).

Note: A certificate of qualification lets people work in some skilled trades in Canada. Only the provinces, territories and a federal body can issue these certificates. To get one, a person must have them assess their training, trade experience and skills to and then pass a certification exam.

People usually have to go to the province or territory to be assessed. They may also need experience and training from an employer in Canada.

This isn’t the same as a nomination from a province or territory.

Additional Points

A valid job offer must be

  • full-time
  • in a skilled job listed as Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B in the 2011 National Occupational Classification
  • supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or exempt from needing one
  • for one year from the time you become a permanent resident

A job offer isn’t valid if your employer is:

  • an embassy, high commission or consulate in Canada or
  • on the list of ineligible employers.

Whether an offer is valid or not also depends on different factors, depending on your case. See a full list of criteria for valid job offers.

You can use our online tool to find out if you don’t know.

Note: to answer yes, the brother or sister must be:

  • 18 years old or older
  • related to you or your partner by blood, marriage, common-law partnership or adoption
  • have a parent in common with you or your partner

A brother or sister is related to you by:

  • blood (biological)
  • adoption
  • marriage (step-brother or step-sister)
  • earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate; or
  • had an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)? (ECAs must be from an approved agency, in the last five years)

To get the correct number of points, make sure you choose the answer that best reflects your case. For example:

If you have TWO Bachelor’s degrees, or one Bachelor’s AND a two year college diploma, choose – “Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years.”

It must have been paid, full-time (or an equal amount in part-time), and in one or more NOC 0, A or B jobs.

Test results must be less than two years old.

Enter the test scores for:


Your CRS Score

All Express Entry candidates get a score out of 1,200, based on the four parts of the Comprehensive Ranking System formula.

We invite the highest-ranking candidates from the pool to apply as a permanent resident through regular “rounds of invitations.” See what minimum scores have been in the past.


CRS Calculator 2023- Calculate CRS Score For Canada PR

Legal Disclaimer: Our CRS tool is designed solely for general guidance and reference purposes. For the discrepancy between the score generated from our tool and that provided by Express Entry electronic system, results provided by the electronic system shall govern that is in accordance with the provisions of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and Minister’s Instructions issued under IRPA s.10.3. CRS tool is subject to change with time in accordance with changes to the Ministerial Instructions governing Express Entry.

What is the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)Calculator?

Why move to Canada ?

The CRS Calculator tool is designed to help you calculate your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score for Canada immigration, based on your CRS score you will come to know if your profile will be selected in future coming draws (cut off) for Canada PR Visa.

You Can Use this tool if:

  • You are eligible for a minimum of one of the Express Entry programs
  • You have not registered under Express Entry program and want to know your CRS score
  • You have been invited to apply for PR Visa, and want to check if any change in the express profile can affect your CRS score
  • You want to check if your CRS score is above the minimum required points requirement in the latest round of invitations

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool or CRS calculator allows the Canada PR Visa applicants to know their CRS score under Express Entry Program. CRS calculator tool asks candidates a set of questions that is related to the selection factors for the Express entry program.

These selection factors assessed candidates based on :

  • Age
  • Education
  • Language Ability
  • Work Experience
  • Adaptability

How CRS points are calculated with Calculator tool?

As mentioned before, there are factors based on which Express entry candidates are awarded CRS points. Factors – Core Human Capital + Spouse/common-law partner + Skill Transferability = 600 CRS Points. Additional Factors (Provincial Nomination, French language proficiency) = 600 CRS points. The maximum CRS points a candidate can get are 1200 Points.

CRS points awarded when moving without spouse/common-law partner

The following table will illustrate how the CRS points are awarded to the candidates who are moving to Canada without a spouse or common-law partner –

Factor Maximum Points
Core Human Capital 500
Skill Transferability 100
Provincial Nomination 600
Arranged Employment 200
Canadian Study Experience 30
For Sibling living in Canada 15
Language Proficiency 30

CRS points awarded when moving with spouse/common-law partner

Candidates who are moving to Canada with their spouse or common-law partner are awarded CRS points based on factors shown in the following table –

Factor Maximum Points
Core Human Capital 460
Skill Transferability 40
Provincial Nomination 600
Arranged Employment 200
Canadian Study Experience 30
For Sibling living in Canada 15
Language Proficiency 30

The following are multiple tables that illustrate how the points are awarded based on the factors discussed above.

Core Human Capital

Factor Points with spouse/common law-partner Points without spouse/common law-partner
Age 100 110
Educational Level 140 150
Language Proficiency 150 160
Work Experience in Canada 70 80

Spouse/Common-law partner

Factor Points
Educational level 10
Language Proficiency 20
Work Experience in Canada 10

Skill Transferability

Education Points
With good/strong official language and a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian experience and a post-secondary degree 50
Foreign Work Experience Points
With good/strong official language proficiency and foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50
Certificate of Qualification (for people in trade occupation) Points
With good/strong official language proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50

Additional Factors

Factor Points
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged Employment 200
Provincial Nomination 600
French Language Proficiency 30
Siblings living in Canada 15

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How CRS Calculator Works?

All the applications for Canada PR Visa through Express Entry Program are submitted in a pool of candidates and applications are ranked in this pool based on CRS score that is awarded based on factors:

  • Core Human Capital Factors
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner Factors
  • Skill Transferability Factors
  • Additional Factors

Every factor has CRS points that are awarded to the express entry profile of the candidate. This is where the CRS Calculator comes in. Based on these factors, the CRS calculator asks a series of questions to the candidate and assist them to know their CRS score for Canadian immigration.

What is the Express Entry Program 2023?

The main source for skilled immigrants in Canada – Express entry program was introduced in 2015 to manage the profiles of the immigrants who have applied for Canada PR through Canada’s three major skilled economic immigration programs:

What is CRS ?

Implemented by Express Entry Program, CRS is a ranking system that ranks express profiles in the express entry pool. Higher ranked profiles are issued ITAs (Invitation to Apply) through frequently held express entry draws. ITA allows the express entry candidate to submit their application with the proper set of documents for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) within 60 days of getting the ITA.

Express Entry 2023 Vs Canada PNP

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is another immigration program for skilled immigrants to apply for Canada PR Visa. Every province in Canada (except Quebec) has these PNPs that allows them to nominate skilled immigrants for permanent resident status in respective province, who are able to meet the requirements of the local labour market.

When compared to the Federal government’s Express Entry program, PNPs have much lower requirements for immigrants to meet. Every PNP has different requirements that are based on the demand of labour market of the province, and if an immigrant is able to meet those requirements (Job-offer, Connection to the province, Occupation in-demand) they are given the provincial nomination certificate. There are some PNPs that even do not require the candidate to have a CRS score.


IRCC held express draws in approximately two weeks to issue ITAs to the higher-ranked profiles in the express pool. Each express draw has a minimum CRS score requirement (CRS score cut-off). Express profiles that are able to meet the required minimum CRS score are issued the ITA. In the latest express draw, the CRS score cut-off was set at 472 points. This means that the express entry profile in the express pool with the CRS score of 472 or more points was issued the ITAs.

What are the to requirements for Canada PR Visa?

  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a skilled occupation that is categorized under NOC (National Occupation Classification) skill type 0, A or B in the last 10 years
  • Minimum CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7 under language proficiency
  • Education must be equivalent to the Canadian education system (Education Credential Assessment) and must have a minimum of a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate
  • Must provide proof of settlement funds
  • Clear the unique 67 points system assessment

What is the cost to apply for Canada PR Visa?

The following table will help you get an approximate of the cost to apply for Canada PR Visa:

Charges For Amount Required (INR/CAD)
IELTS INR 14,000/ CAD 246
ECA  INR 13,000-29,000/ CAD 230-500
Canada PR Fees INR 47,000/ CAD 825
Right of PR Fees INR 29,000/ CAD 500
Medical Test INR 5,500/ CAD 97
Police Clearance Certificate INR 500/ CAD 9

What are the major factors that affect the CRS score?

Earlier we have discussed how the points are awarded in Canada Express Entry Points Calculator. Here, we will discuss six major selection factors that can affect your CRS score and can assist you in clearing the 67 point system. Following factors based on which points are also awarded in 67 point assessment grid:

  • Education – Max 25 points
  • Language Skills – Max 28 points
  • Work Experience – Max 15 points
  • Age – Max 12 points
  • Arranged Employment – Max 10 points
  • Adaptability – Max 10 points

Above are the points based on which 67 points calculator works for Canada Immigration. These factors can also affect your CRS score.

What are the Ways to Improve CRS Score 2023?

Due to the higher CRS score requirement, many of the express profiles are not able to meet those requirements. For express entry candidates, to increase their chances of getting an ITA, they have to improve their CRS score. We have divided the factors based on the time taken to work on them – Fast methods and Slow Methods.:

Fast methods to improve the CRS score in 2023 are as follows:

  • Language proficiency is one of the factors based on which CRS points are awarded. If the candidate is able to score higher in language tests like IELTS etc, they can improve their CRS score
  • Spouse Factors: Candidate who is applying with their spouse/common-law partner can get extra points for their qualifications.

Slow methods for improving CRS score are as follows:

  • Provincial Nomination: The major way of improving the CRS score is getting a provincial nomination certificate. It gives a boost of 600 CRS points to the express profile.
  • Job-offer: Pre-arranged job offer can award CRS points ranging from 50 to 200 points
  • Higher Education
  • Work Experience

CRS score History for 2019

Following is a table that shows the express draws that were held in the year 2019 and the corresponding CRS score cut-off.

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score required
141 Sept 16 4,200 472
140 Sept 2 4,200 475
139 Aug 6 3,900 476
138 July 8 3,900 478
137 April 9 3,294 464
136 Mar 23 3,232 467
135 Mar 18 668 470
134 Mar 4 3,900 471
133 Feb 5 3,500 472
132 Dec 19 3,200 469
131 Dec 11 3,200 472
130 Nov 27 3,600 471
129 Nov 13 3,600 472
128 Oct 30 3,900 475
127 Oct 16 500 (Federal Skilled Trades Only) 357 (Federal Skilled Trades Only)
126 Oct 2 3,900 464
125 Sept 18 3,600 462
124 Sept 4 3,600 463
123 Aug 20 3,600 457
122 Aug 12 3,600 466
121 July 24 3,600 459
120 July 10 3,600 460
119 June 26 3,350 462
118 June 12 3,350 465
117 May 29 3,350 470
116 May 25 500 (Federal Skilled Trades Only) 332 (Federal Skilled Trades Only)
115 May 1 3,350 450
114 April 17 3,350 451
113 April 3 3,350 451
112 March 20 3,350 452
111 March 6 3,350 454
110 February 20 3,350 457
109 Jan 30 3,350 438
108 Jan 23 3,900 443
107 Jan 9 3,900 449

Next Express Draw Prediction – The CRS score cut-off is mainly affected by two factors:

  • Size of Draw
  • Time Interval b/w two consecutive express draw

If the size of the draw is larger than the minimum CRS score requirement is decreased. It’s reversed in case of the time interval, with more time b/w express draws leads to an increase in CRS score cut-off.

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How can Abroad Pathway help you with your Canada PR?:

Abroad Pathway Immigration Consultant makes full effort to ensure the quality of the information available in this CRS tool for the complete Canada express entry points system (CRS calculator 2023). However, before depending on the information contained in the Tool, users should carefully assess their completeness and relevance to their purpose. The information in the tool is provided for informational purposes only. Nothing in the Tool should be used as professional advice and the Tool does not replace the advice of a lawyer. Users should contact a qualified Canadian immigration lawyer and obtain appropriate professional advice regarding their particular situation before any action or decision is made based on any of the information provided on the tool. Abroad Pathway Immigration Consultant accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred by the use or trust in the tool or the information it contains and cannot guarantee and assumes no legal responsibility or responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

Related FAQs:

Why use CRS Points Calculator?

Canada Immigration is a point-based immigration process. One of the fastest immigration pathways to Canada PR Visa is the Express Entry Program. In order to invite candidates with higher skill sets and rank profiles based on their credentials, express entry uses a ranking system – Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Now, in order to calculate your CRS score that is awarded based on various selection factors, one needs the assistance of the CRS calculator.

Where I can get an ECA?

Education Credential Assessment (ECA) is required to prove pursued education is equivalent to Canadian education. Some of the designated organizations from IRCC for ECA are as follows:

  • Comparative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • World Education Services
  • International Qualifications Assessment Service
  • International Credential Evaluation Service

For how much time express profile is valid in an express pool?

An express entry profile is valid for 12 months from when it is submitted into the express pool. When the profile is not selected in 12 months, the candidate is required to re-submit their profile, within 60 days of time. If the candidate is not able to re-submit, then they have to create a new express profile.


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