Canada and the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) follow a path-breaking and points based immigration system, to screen the economic and skilled candidates, and welcome the best and the brightest from across the world. Called the Comprehensive Ranking System, it’s used to give points to the applicants, who apply through the federal government’s different skilled worker economic program run under the Canada Express Entry Program.
While these Canada immigration points assist the administration in choosing the best candidates available for immigration to the destination, the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), the Federal Trades Workers Program (FTWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and some categories of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are the 4 visa categories covered.
Crafted in 2015 to fast-track certain applications (more particularly those of highly in-demand skilled workers)the figure of the Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Permanent Residence (PR) has kept increasing significantly.
The wonderful news report is that Ottawa and the IRCC have high plans to add 1 million additional immigrants to its manpower inside the coming three years. This means the future is bright for the skilled workers, eager to shift to the destination with a Canada Permanent Resident Visa.
As mentioned earlier, it works on a unique points based system even as a total of 1,200 points are obtainable under various core and additional factors.
For those without an accompanying spouse or common-law partner
Core human capital factors: Not more than 500 points are available. By age requirements, 17 years old or less or 45 years old or more earn no additional points. Those from 18 to 44 years, get additional points. Those between 20 and 29 years get highest points.
Skill transfer-ability factors: Not more than 100 points are available.
Additional factors: A maximum of 600 points are available.
For those with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner
Additional factors (comprising a provincial nomination, an offer of arranged employment, study experience in Canada, a sibling in the nation, and/or French language skill): Not more than 600 points are up-for-grabs.
You can improve your CRS score by:
1. Moving as early on as possible. You can’t do much about certain CRS factors to make your score better, like your age, for instance. As mentioned earlier, in terms of the way points are broken down, those from 20 to 29 receive the highest for the category.
2. Working on your experience in your chosen domain and also your level of education. Check if you can have some kind of relationship with the Maple Leaf Country through either studies or prior employment experience gained there in.
3. Seeking and get a Provincial Nomination. Choose your preferred Canadian province and express your interest in moving to it via either presenting your Expression of Interest (EOI), or via cooling your heels for them to send you a Notification of Interest (NOI).
In case you fulfill their specific requirements you will get an invite to create your profile. If you manage to get the nomination, your profile will get credited with 600 extra points. Given the average points haven’t surpassed 500 points till date, the chances of your profile getting picked up from the pool, if you fulfill other requirements, are almost 100%.
On July 10, the IRCC carried out its most recent draw. While 3,600 will an Invitation to Apply (ITA), 460 was the cut-off threshold for the round. In the earlier draw conducted on June 26th threshold stood at 462 points.
Significantly, it’s the third successive draw in which the Comprehensive Ranking System requirement has dropped, shedding a total of 10 points since the May 29 draw that with a threshold of 470 points established the historic high hitherto for the present year.So, aim for a high score, preferably above 470!