How many points are required to file the Canada PR application through Express Entry?

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Well, the points required to file the Canada PR application through Express Entry can be divided in two segments, i.e.

  • Points required to register on federal Express Entry for FSWP
  • Points required to obtain ITA from IRCC

Let’s explore both the segments one by one to find out how these two point criteria impact your Canada PR application through Express Entry.

Also read-How to enhance your CRS score to get Canadian PR invitation via Express Entry?

Points required to register on Express Entry for FSWP

This is the first step you would encounter when applying for Canada PR via express entry system. As a skilled worker, you must choose Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category to apply Canada PR from outside Canada. In FSW stream, you need to score minimum 67 points based on age, education, and work experience, language proficiency (English or French) to create a profile. If you are selected, you will find entry in Express Entry pool of candidates.

Click here to check FSWP immigration point calculator

Points required to obtain ITA from IRCC

As soon as you find entry in Express Entry pool, you will get a point score called CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score.The CRS score is collection of points you get based on age, qualification, language skills, experience, etc. parameters. In EE pool, you need to compete with the fellow applicants to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR visa from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

The IRCC will launch a draw every 15 days to select applicants with top CRS score from the pool. It also announces the cut off marks or CRS score requirement in advance. The applicants who have CRS score equal to or above the cut off marks, become eligible to receive ITA from (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).As per the last draw of express entry held on December 20, 2017, qualifying marks or CRS score requirement from IRCC was 446 CRS points or more. Hence, if your CRS score is close to this mark, you stand a very good chance of obtaining ITA from IRCC in the upcoming draws of federal express entry system.

Click here to check your CRS score on Canada CRS point calculator

Apply Canada PR visa through the help of expert

To get inclusive documentation process assistance to apply Canada PR visa from certified Canada migration experts, you may contact Visas Avenue immigration on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777.

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