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How Many Points are Required for Canada PR in 2021

Points are Required for Canada PR


In an attempt to recover and to fuel the economy, Canada is all set to offer 1,233,000 permanent residencies to overseas workers in the next three years. New Canada permanent residents will provide a balance to the negative fiscal impacts shaped by Coronavirus pandemic.


If you are looking for an opportunity to move to Canada, now is the time. But to qualify for the Canada PR in 2021, you need to understand the following:


Comprehensive Ranking System


Canada follows a point-based immigration system. Therefore, it is essential to clear the latest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off to receive an ITA - invitation to Apply - to apply for a Canada PR visa via the Express Entry program.


CRS score is awarded after evaluating various factors such as age, language proficiency, educational credentials, work experience, etc. Points earned during the entire express entry program is used to determine the rank of the applicant's profile.


Therefore, you must acquire 67 out of 100 points in the mentioned categories such as age, adaptability, educational qualifications, etc. to be eligible for Canada PR. If you earn the minimum of 67 points not less than that, you are eligible for the first step i.e. to create your profile in the express entry pool.


Express Entry and CRS Score


The Express Entry program operates based on the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score to choose the relevant express profiles of the applicants. You must score at least 67 CRS Scores in 2021, out of 100, to apply for the Express Entry System. So, if you consider applying for Canada Permanent Residence through the Express Entry Program, you must have an eye on the score above 67, not less than that.  

Check Eligibility Before Applying


You can verify your eligibility for Canada Permanent Residence Visa through the below-mentioned tables. It will also help you determine Canada Immigration through the Express Entry Program.


Age- 12 Points


The applicant must have reached the age of 18 to qualify for Canada Immigration Programs. The Canadian authorities award 12 points to individuals between 18 and 35 years of age. Those who fall under 18-35 category are awarded the maximum 12 points. As they grow older, the points decrease.

AGE 18-35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
POINTS 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01

Educational Credentials- 25 Points


Applicants with a higher level of education will be awarded 25 points. Therefore, getting a higher education can allow you to walk through the whole process really quickly. Getting a strong educational background will make your aspirations a little closer.

Doctorate 25
Master's Degree 23
Two or more Secondary Credentials 22
Graduation Degree, as per the years 21, 19, 15 resp
High School Diploma 05

Work Experience- 15 Points


Candidates with the relevant experience in the required field in the labour of Canada are awarded the highest point of 15. It is therefore advisable to go through the full description of the NOC (National Occupational Classification) list which comprises the eligible categories O, A and B.

1 Year 9
2-3 Years 11
4-5 Years 13
6 or More Years 15

Language Ability- 24 Points


Canada mainly has two official languages, namely French and English. The government is therefore looking for candidates who are well-read in any of them. Applicants who wish to live permanently in Canada, language proficiency exams such as IELTS, CELPIP, TOEFL, TEF are to apply for permanent residence in Canada.


First Official Language- Max 24 Points

S.N. Reading Writing Speaking Listening Points CLB
1. 7 7 7 8 24 CLB 9
2. 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.5 20 CLB 8
3. 6 6 6 6 16 CLB 7

Second Official Language- Max 4 Points

S.N. Reading Writing Speaking Listening Points CLB
1. 5-12 5-12 5-12 5-12 04 CLB 5
2. >5 >5 >5 >5 00 CLB 4

#Adaptability- 10 Points


If the applicant's spouse or common-law partner is willing to move to Canada, he or she is entitled to 10 additional adaptability points.

1 Language Proficiency If the accompanying partner or spouse score CLB 4 or higher in IELTS 05
2 Previous Education in Canada If the primary applicant or spouse has completed at least two years of education in Canada 05
3 Previous Work in Canada If the primary applicant or spouse has previous work experience in Canada 10
4 Relatives in Canada If the principal applicant or spouse have relatives living in Canada as permanent residents 05
5 Job Offer Letter If the applicant or spouse has a job offer in a NOC O, A or B profiles 05

#Arranged Employment- 10 Points


If you have a legitimate work offer from a Canadian employer, you will be able to score a maximum of 10 points. Also, the profession of the applicant must be identified as Skill Type 0, A or B in the National Occupational Classification (NOC).


Since Canada has a low population and an ageing workforce, it seeks to make it as easy as possible for immigrants to have access to employment and PR status. It appeals to immigrants for economic development and provides several immigration routes to help future immigrants settle in Canada. The point-based system ensures that only qualified candidates immigrate to the country.


Connect With Aspire World Immigration


Worried about your CRS score? We at Aspire World Immigration assess your profile and provide a true CRS score to each candidate. We evaluate profiles carefully and based on the result provide services to the applicants. Connect with the best visa consultants in Delhi experts to make your immigration to Canada a cakewalk.

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