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VisaScore: Canada Express Entry
CRS Score Calculator

As professional immigration services providers, we often receive questions about how to calculate your Express Entry score in order to know what your chances are in the Express Entry pool. By answering the simple questions asked by Cris, our CRS calculator bot, you will be able to receive a CRS score estimation based on your own personal background evaluation. This will be used for Express Entry, PNP, and other Canadian immigration needs.

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CRS Calculator Score Results

At the end of your conversation with Cris the CRS bot, your score will be provided via URL link. You will also be emailed your results to the email address you provided. Below you can see how the results of the CRS Calculator will look. After you get your estimated CRS score, book a consultation with us to start your Express Entry profile! 

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CRS Calculator Results

What is a CRS Score?

The CRS is a points-based system that the Canadian government uses to assess and score your profile and rank it in the Express Entry pool. This CRS Calculator will determine and calculate your CRS score based on the answers you provide. The CRS calculator will estimate your CRS score which will determine if you are eligible for Canadian Permanent Residency through the Express Entry Program. This Express Entry Calculator tool lets you estimate your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for Express Entry immigration to Canada.

How CRS Score is Used in Canadian Immigration

The Comprehensive Ranking System Score is used in every Express Entry draw. The Express Entry is split into several categories but all three categories use the CRS to rank candidates to determine which ones they should invite.

If you want to improve your CRS score to get picked for an Express Entry draw there are several ways you can! Improving your CRS score is the best way to increase your chances at getting an invitation. Learn about our top 8 steps on increasing your CRS score.

How Points for CRS Score are Calculated for Express Entry Candidates

A. Core/Human Capital Factors

Factors Points Per Factor - With a Spouse or Common-Law Partner Points per Factor - Without a Spouse or Common-Law Partner
Age 100 110
Level of Education 140 150
Official Languages Proficiency 150 160
Canadian Work Experience 70 80

B. Spouse or Common-Law Partner Factors

Factors Points Per Factor (Maximum 40 points)
Level of Education 10
Official Language Proficiency 20
Canadian Work Experience 10
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points (with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)

C. Skill Transfer Ability Factors

Education Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official language proficiency AND a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience AND a post-secondary degree 50
Foreign Work Experience Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) AND foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience AND foreign work experience 50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations) Points Per Factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points

D. Additional Points

Factors Maximum points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15
French Language Skills 30
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PN Nomination 600
A. Core/Human Capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional Points = Grand total - Maximum 1,200 points

Top Questions about CRS Scores

What is a Good CRS Score in 2023?

A good CRS score for Canada PR in 2023 will typically range from 470-495. However, if your CRS score surpasses 495, that's even better!

For PNP, the range for a good CRS score will typically be higher and vary between 730-800.

You can check out our Express Entry page where we list the previous minimum CRS scores. 

You will want to be above the minimum CRS score. 

Typically CRS scores for Express Entry draws can range from 350-770 for the minimum score on Express Entry Draws.

Is 450 a Good CRS Score?

As of recently, a 450 score is on the lower end of the CRS score scale but there is still a possibility of draws that will qualify you for Express Entry in the future. 

Our best advice is to improve your CRS score as much as possible to give you the best opportunity to be picked. 

Will CRS Drop in 2023?

We have been seeing the CRS score alternating between high and low during 2023. We can expect the minimum CRS score to drop at some point and then rise again.

It typically follows that the more Express Entry candidates IRCC invites, the lower CRS cutoff scores will be.

Although this is not for certain we suggest you speak with an immigration consultant to help prepare your perfect Express Entry application. 

How to Calculate CRS Score?

Use our CRS Calculator to get a free estimate of your CRS score! 

If you'd like to go into more detail on your CRS score then you can book a consultation with our immigration specialists. 

Is the CRS Calculator Accurate?

The VisaPlace CRS Calculator can estimate what your CRS Score may be but the only way to accurately know is to apply through an immigration consultant or on the IRCC website

How CRS Points are Calculated?

CRS Points are calculated on several factors including:

  • Core Human Capital Factors
  • Spouse or Common-Law Factors
  • Skill Tranferability Factors
  • Provincial Nomination
  • Job Offer
  • Canadian Study Experience
  • Family in Canada
  • French Language Ability

Related Information on CRS Score and Express Entry

Getting started is easy. Use our eligibility assessment form or call us today at +1.647.699.5307 to speak to one of our Canadian immigration experts.