Comprehensive Ranking System
Comprehensive ranking system is used to rank all the skilled immigrant applicants who are eligible for Express Entry System and who are placed in the pool. The CRS is used to determine which applicants in the pool will be invited to apply for the Permanent Residence.
It is a points- based system and a merit list of candidates is made on the basis of candidates’ profile information. Points are given on the basis of following factors:
- Language ability
- Work experience
- Language ability and education of the applicant’s spouse or common law partner
- Possession of a job offer supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment
- Possession of a provincial government nomination for permanent residence
- Certain combinations of language skills, education and work experience that result in a higher chance of the applicant becoming employed (skill transferability).
On the basis of above mentioned factors, applicants will be given a score out of a maximum 1200 points, and the highest ranked applicants will be offered an invitation to apply for permanent residence (ITA) during periodical draws.
The Comprehensive ranked system gives more priority to applicants who are more likely to successfully settle in Canada and who have a positive economic Impact within Canada. Owing to this reason, having a Provincial Nomination and an approved job offer will have a positive impact on an applicant’s score. Having an approved job offer in a managerial field ( National Occupation Classification 00) accounts for 200 points, whereas other job offers (NOC O, A, B) are worth 50 points. Hence, having a job offer in managerial or all other jobs (NOC O, A, B) significantly strengthens a candidate’s profile. Even provincial nomination will also automatically results in 600 additional points to an application comprehensive ranked system. This allocation of points also gives a guarantee that a candidate will receive an invitation to apply for Permanent residence.