Last Updated on October 19, 2017
October 18, 2017 – The Express Entry Canada immigration system is geared towards awarding Comprehensive Ranking System points to applicants most likely to quickly integrate and enjoy economic success.
It is also aimed at reversing an aging population trend becoming a growing concern as the baby boomer generation drops out of the labour market.
When it comes to economic immigration, Canada’s aim is to bring in young, well-qualified candidates with the cores skills most likely to see them easily find employment.
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Under Express Entry, the selection tool used for the vast majority of Canada’s economic immigration programs, candidates receive a score based on their age and the age of their spouse or partner if they have one.
Up to 110 points are available towards a candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. With Invitations to Apply issued to candidates scoring in the range of 415 to 460 CRS points, the points available for age can help significantly towards an application.
Candidates should be aware of the drop-off in terms of points available as they get later into their 30s. Put simply, if you are planning a Canada immigration project, it is well worth getting your application in as soon as possible to maximise the points available for age.
While a 29-year-old scores a maximum 110 CRS points for age, those points begin a sharp decline from the candidate’s 30th birthday onwards. By the time they reach 39, just 55 points are available.
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The CRS Points Allocation System
Candidates can typically score a maximum of 1,200 points in the CRS. The criteria for allocation of points:
- Awards 460 – 500 points for a core set of human capital factors that drive economic outcomes such as:
- Level of education
- Official language proficiency
- Canadian work experience
- Awards 40 points for spousal factors
- Awards 100 points for a set of skills transferability or interaction factors that amplify the core set and,
- Awards 600 points for candidates who have a validated provincial or territorial nomination and / or a qualifying offer of arranged employment
Options for Applicants Who Score in the 300’s
Applicants to Canada who are well into their 30’s or older and who are not reaching the required scores to receive an invitation to apply (ITA), still have viable options to Canada.
The comprehensive ranking system rewards applicants with prior periods of study in Canada or a previous working history in Canada.
It also awards applicants with an approved job offer. This can award either 50 points or 200 points, depending on the nature of the position.
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