What are the Six Selection Factors for Canada Immigration?

CRS Points Required for Canada PR visa

There are six selection factors that are considered by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point system of Canada. An applicant is required to score a minimum of 67 points or more out of 100 in order to become eligible to immigrate to Canada. This point requirement is specific to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which is one of the main categories of the Federal Express Entry System.

Six Selection Factors of Canada PR Visa

  1. English and/or French skills
  2. Education
  3. Experience
  4. Age
  5. Arranged Employment in Canada
  6. Adaptability

Let’s discuss the points in detail

Language Ability (Maximum Points- 28)

It is imperative for an immigrant to communicate and work in both or any one of the official languages of Canada. Knowledge of English or French language can help you in fetching a good job in the ever-growing Canadian job market.

You can score a maximum of 28 points for your English and French language proficiency. You obtain points on the basis of your ability to

  • Listen
  • Speak
  • Read
  • Write

You must undergo a language proficiency test from Citizenship and Immigration Canada approved agency. If you missed to include your language test results in your application, then you will not get your invitation to apply.

You must refer the below table to better understand the point system:

First Official Language Speaking Listening Reading Writing
CLB level 9 or higher 6 6 6 6
CLB level 8 5 5 5 5
CLB level 7 4 4 4 4
Below CLB level 7 Not eligible to apply

 

Second Official Language Points
At least CLB5 in all of the four abilities 4
CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities 0

Education (Maximum Points- 25)

To obtain these points, you must prove that you have a diploma, a certificate or get your foreign education assessed by a CIC approved agency to prove its authenticity.

You are required to include your foreign or Canadian credential and ECA report (Educational Credential Assessment) at the time of documentation.

You must refer the below table to better understand the point system:

Education Points
1 Year post-secondary program 15 Points
2 Year post-secondary program 15 Points
3 Year or more Post-secondary program 30 Points
Master’s level University-level program 30 Points
A university-level program (entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the NOC Matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required) 30 Points
Doctoral level university-level program 30 Points

Work Experience (Maximum Points- 15)

You can score maximum points if you have full-time work experience (minimum 30 hours/week).

The Canadian government follows a NOC system to better classify jobs. It describes titles, duties, talents and work settings for different occupations. The CIC uses the NOC edition 2011 to evaluate skilled worker’s applications.

You must refer the below table to better understand the point system:

Experience Points
1 year 9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6 years or more 15

Age (Maximum Points- 12)

You will score points on the basis of your age on the day when the Centralized Intake Office of Canada receives your visa application.

You must refer the below table to better understand the point system:

     Age             Points
Under 18 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 and Older 0

Arranged Employment In Canada (Maximum Points- 10)

 You can obtain these points if you already have a full-time, permanent job offer from any Canadian employer. But, the job has to be arranged before you apply for a Canadian PR as a skilled worker.

Adaptability (Maximum Points- 10)

If you have a spouse or a common-law partner who wishes to immigrate to Canada with you, then they can also obtain points for their adaptability.

Adaptability Points
Your spouse or common-law partner score CLB 4 or higher in all four language abilities 5
You finished a minimum of 2 academic years (full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary Canadian school 5
Your spouse or partners past a finished minimum of two academic years (full-time study) at a secondary or post-secondary Canadian school 5
You worked for minimum 1 year (full-time) in Canada (In Skill Type O or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification) and have a valid work permit 5
Your spouse or partners worked for minimum 1 year (full-time) in Canada and have a valid work permit 5
If you or your spouse or common-law partner have any relative in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and is 18 years or older, they may be your:

  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Aunt or uncle
  • Niece or nephew
5

Now that you know the points requirements and detailed bifurcation of each factor, start working upon improving your overall score to maximize the chances of application approval in a single attempt.

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