Core Human Capital Skills

Skill Transferability Factors

Additional factors – This could mean a provincial nomination, a qualifying offer or arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada and/or knowledge of the French language

Candidates applying for express entry also have the choice of improving their profile and increasing their CRS score.

Points breakdown for Comprehensive Ranking

There are 1,200 points available to candidates under the Comprehensive Ranking system. For candidates without an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are:

500 points available for core human capital factors

100 points available for skill transferability factors

600 points available for additional factors (including a provincial nomination, an offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or knowledge of the French language.

For candidates with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are:

460 points available for core human capital factors of the principal applicant

40 points for the core human capital factors of the spouse or common-law partner;

100 points available for skill transferability factors;

600 points available for additional factors (including a provincial nomination, an offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or knowledge of the French language).

June 6, 2017, changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System include additional points awarded to candidates with French ability and to candidates with a sibling in Canada.

15 additional points for candidates with a sibling in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age. These points may also be awarded if the candidate’s spouse or common-law partner has a sibling in Canada. The candidate or his or her spouse/common-law partner must share a mother and/or father with the sibling in Canada. This relationship can be through blood, adoption, marriage, or common-law partnership.

As of June 6, 2017, changes were made to the Comprehensive Ranking System to include additional points for candidates with knowledge of the French language and candidates with a sibling in Canada.

15 additional points are awarded to French speaking candidates who have intermediate (Canadian Language Benchmarch 7) or better French ability, and an English language test result of CLB 4 or lower, or no English test results at all.

30 additional points are awarded to French speaking candidates with intermediate or better French ability and also have an English language test result of CLB 5 or better.

Comprehensive Ranking System: Core Human Capital Factors

Age

43

44

45 or Older

38

41

40

39

42

37

36

35

34

Under 18

18

30

31

32

33

20-29

19

Without an Accompanying spouse

With an Accompanying Spouse

Age

0

90

70

65

60

66

25

28

35

61

50

55

45

50

55

39

15

17

5

6

0

0

72

77

83

80

88

85

94

90

99

95

105

100

110

95

105

75

0

99

Level of Education

Less than secondary (high) school credential

Secondary school credential

Post-secondary program of 3 or more years

Two or more post-secondary programs, of which at least one was completed after a post-secondary program of three or more years

Master's or entry-to-practice professional degree

Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Two-year post-secondary program

One-year post-secondary program

Without an Accompanying spouse

With an Accompanying Spouse

Level of Education

0 points

28 for PA;
2 for spouse

140 for PA;
10 for spouse

150

126 for PA;
10 for spouse

135

119 for PA;
9 for spouse

128

112 for PA;
8 for spouse

120

91 for PA;
7 for spouse

98

84 for PA;
6 for spouse

90

0 points

30

First Language Ability (English or French)

For each language ability

CLB 3 or lower

CLB 6

CLB 7

CLB 8

CLB 9

CLB 10 or higher

CLB 5

CLB 4

Without an Accompanying spouse

With an Accompanying Spouse

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)


34 points

0

29 for PA;
5 for spouse

32 for PA;
5 for spouse

31

34

22 for PA;
3 for spouse

23

16 for PA;
3 for spouse

17

8 for PA;
1 for spouse

9

6 for PA;
1 for spouse

6

6 for PA;
0 for spouse

6

32 points for PA; 5 points for spouse

0

Second Language Ability (English or French)

For each language ability

CLB 4 or lower

CLB 9 or higher

CLB 7 or 8

CLB 5 or 6

Without an Accompanying spouse

With an Accompanying Spouse

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

6

0

6

6

3

3

1

1

6

0

Canadian Work Experience

Less than 1

1 Year

4 Years

5 Years or more

3 Years

2 Years

Without an Accompanying spouse

With an Accompanying Spouse

Number of years

0 points

35 for PA; 5 for spouse

63 for PA; 9 for spouse

70 for PA; 10 for spouse

72

80

56 for PA; 8 for spouse

64

46 for PA; 7 for spouse

53

0 points

40

Comprehensive Ranking System: Skill Transferability Factors

There are five combinations of skill transferability with a maximum of 50 points awarded for each combination and a total of a 100 points awarded for a candidate’s skill transferability factors. There are no points available for the skill transferability of a candidate’s spouse or common-law partner.

Points for skill transferability are awarded in the same way for candidates with or without an accompanying spouse or common law partner. Only 100 points will be awarded to any candidate under the Comprehensive Ranking System, even if said candidate scores more than 100 points in total

Education and Canadian Work Experience

No post-secondary education

Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer

Two or more post-secondary credentials, the first of which was 3 or more years in duration

2 or more years of Canadian work experience

1 year of Canadian work experience

Education

0

13

25

50

0

25

Education and Language Ability

No post-secondary education

Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer

Two or more post-secondary credentials, the first of which was 3 or more years in duration

CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities

CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one of these CLB 8

Education

0

13

25

50

0

25

Language Ability and Non-Canadian Work Experience

No non-Canadian work experience

1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience

3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience

CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities

CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one of these CLB 8

Non-Canadian Work Experience

0

13

25

50

0

25

Canadian and non-Canadian Work Experience

No non-Canadian work experience

1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience

3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience

2 or more years of Canadian work experience

1 year of Canadian work experience

Experience

0

13

25

50

0

25

Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability

Certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a province

CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities

CLB 5 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one CLB 5 or 6

Certificate of Qualification

50

25

Comprehensive Ranking System: Additional Points

For an enhanced nomination certificate from a Canadian province (except Quebec)

For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer if the offer is in an occupation contained in Major Group 00 Senior Management Occupations

For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer if the offer is any other qualifying offer of arranged employment

If the candidate has an eligible credential from a one-year or two-year post-secondary program in Canada

If the candidate proves adequate intermediate (equivalent to CLB 7) or better French ability, and English ability of CLB 4 or lower (or no English language test result)

If the candidate, or the accompanying spouse/common-law partner, has a sibling in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age

The candidate or his or her spouse/common-law partner must share a mother and/or father with the sibling in Canada. This relationship can be through blood, adoption, marriage, or common-law partnership

If the candidate proves adequate intermediate (equivalent to CLB 7) or better French ability, and English ability of CLB 5 or better

If the candidate has either:

an eligible credential from a post-secondary program of three years or more,

or an eligible credential from a university-level program at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required, or

an eligible credential from a university-level program at the doctoral level

Points

Points

Points

Points

Points

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination certificate

Qualifying offer of arranged employment

Canadian study experience

French language ability

Sibling in Canada

600

200

50

15

30

15

30

15

Was present in Canada for eight months

Studied in Canada at a Canadian educational institution

Was enrolled in full-time study or training for at least 8 months

A total of 15 points may be awarded for a sibling in Canada

This will be the same regardless of how many siblings the candidate has in Canada

A candidate may be awarded a maximum of 600 points for these additional factors

Points are assigned for Canadian study experience if the candidate: