Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank and select individuals who are eligible to immigrate to Canada under three federal economic immigration programs. A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is assigned to each candidate, depending on a number of factors, including age, level of education, language proficiency, work experience, etc.
Comprehensive Ranking System is a vital part of the Express Entry, the points-based system that gives you an individual score (out of maximum 1200 CRS score) in the pool of candidates.
Any person who submits a profile to the Express Entry pool of candidates is awarded a CRS score out of 1200 points. Almost every two weeks, the Immigration Canada conducts an Express Entry draw, where they issue a round of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to the highest-ranking candidates.
The Comprehensive Ranking System ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry under the following components:
There is a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System.
Total CRS score (max 1200) = Core Points (max 600) + Additional Points (max 600)
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Breakdown
For candidates without an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are:
For candidates with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are: