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How Candidates Aged 30 Or Over Can Increase Their Express Entry CRS Score?

Austin Campbell

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CRS Score

Canada’s Express Entry System is one of the most accepted immigration systems. In the express entry pool, applications are arranged against each other for the process of evaluation.

If an applicant gets the highest CRS score, they will get an invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian PR.

Express Entry and the CRS

There are three programs within the Express Entry application system:

IRCC uses the CRS system to evaluate the profiles of applicants who have applied under one of these programs.

The Canadian government introduces an Express Entry draw every two weeks. The application requires candidates to have at least a 533 score. To get this score, the applicant must know about the “core human capital factors”. The factors include the following:

  • Candidate must be relatively young
  • A higher level of education
  • Canadian work experience
  • Language abilities (English or French)

Considering, the age under human capital factors, the candidates get most of the CRS points (100) in the age bracket (20-29). However, the CRS points tend to decrease every year when the candidate is 30 or older.

CRS Scores for 30 or Older

  • If the applicant is applying at an age of 30; he will get 95 points;
  • If he is a 31-year-old applicant, he will get 90 points;
  • And applicants aged 45 or older will get no CRS points under the CRS system

Therefore, it does matter if you are applying for PR in Canada within the age category of (20-29). However, candidates aged 30 or over can also expect to apply under Express Entry programs. Because there are many ways through which these candidates can boost their CRS scores.
Apply for nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The CRS score can be increased if the candidates get PR with a low CRS score under the PNP stream. In addition, candidates can gain additional 600 points if they have a provincial nomination certificate.

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Every province sets its eligibility criteria for (PNPs). For example, Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities stream doesn’t send invitations to applicants with a CRS score lower than 400.

Get a valid job offer

The idea of accepting an employment offer in Canada is worth up to 50 to 200 additional CRS points. Moreover, it can accelerate the chances of receiving an ITA for applicants in the age bracket (30 or above). If you are not in Canada, you may explore a plethora of online resources or may reach out to recognized immigration consultants.

Gain Work Experience

Canadian work experience is more demanding than non-Canadian work experience. Make sure you must have at least 3 years of work experience in Canada to gain more points. Workers with work permits in Canada may also get more points.

Language Abilities

Language proficiency can add up to a CRS score of 260. It holds an important place in achieving higher positioning on a CRS ladder. English or French speakers can easily improve their language skills and achieve additional 100 points.

Boosting Educational Qualifications

The higher the level of your qualification, the higher the CRS scores you get. However, if you are not qualified from Canada, your educational degrees will be verified through ECA. You can expect to get an Express Entry CRS score between 200 and 250.

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