It is quite evident from recent Express Entry draws that the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has not been lenient on applicants, when it comes to reducing the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirements.
Therefore, applicants have been left with no other option but to improve their CRS score to obtain an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian permanent residency.
If you too are looking to find ways to improve CRS Score for Canada Express Entry 2019, here are few ways to do the same.
Tips to Improve Your CRS Score
Express Entry is a point based system, thus, in order to increase your CRS score, you need to enhance your points for key selection factors, i.e. language skills, experience, etc.
1. Increase your language proficiency level
One of the easiest ways to raise your CRS score is to focus on the language scores in English and/or French. Although, the minimum language proficiency level to apply under Express entry is CLB 7 but you can get up to 136 direct points under the language section if you are able to score a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 9 in the language test.
The better a candidate`s language skills, the higher the score, so you should keep retaking the tests until you achieved a higher CLB level. Besides, you can also earn up to additional 24 points by appearing for a language test in French as well.
2. Secure a LMIA-approved job offer
Another way to increase your CRS score and get 50/600 points is to secure a job offer, recognized by the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from a Canadian employer. This will make a candidate from the Express Entry pool more eligible to receive an ITA.
3. Get a provincial nomination
Another way to enhance your CRS score is applying under an Express Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). If you apply and get selected for provincial nomination through express entry stream of a PNP, you can receive additional 600 points towards your CRS scores.
Different provinces have different priority occupations, which keep changing most of the time. Often they open and close their categories in a matter of just few days; therefore, candidates should have their applications up to date and ready to send.
4. Increase your work experience
Federal Skilled Worker Class candidates must have at least one year of continuous, skilled work experience in order to enter the Express Entry pool. However, they can get maximum points if they have a work experience of or above 3 years. Therefore, if you have less than three years of full-time work experience, it is ideal to continue working. The more the work experience; the better would be your score.
5. Spouse/Common-law factor
Your spouse/Common-law partner’s language ability can get you with 20 CRS points, while their education level can award with additional 10 CRS points other than their Canadian work experience.
In other cases, if the candidate’s spouse/Common-law partner has a higher CRS score than in comparison to the candidate, then its best to select them as the primary applicant in the application for permanent residence. However, this change can only be done before submitting the application.
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