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NEW! Try Our Express Entry Selection Factor Free Calculator

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NEW! Try Our Express Entry Selection Factor Free Calculator

Ackah Business Immigration Law is proud to announce the release of our Express Entry Selection Factor Calculator. Our free calculator tool is a sample test you can use as a guide to determine if you could qualify for Canada's points-based immigration system. IRCC ( Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) determines if candidates are qualified and eligible to immigrate to Canada; our free tool will help you to determine if you meet the IRCC qualifications BEFORE you apply.

Canada has a points-based immigration system called Express Entry to evaluate immigration candidates for the Federal Skilled Workers Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. You must have a score of at least 67 points out of a possible 100 Selection Factor criteria points before you are Invited To Apply for the Express Entry. If an applicant qualifies under the Express Entry Selection Factors and is Invited To Apply, they are added to the Express Entry pool where their qualifications are ranked under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Canada 67 Points Selection Factor

IRCC uses a 100 possible point selection criterion to evaluate every applicant under the Federal Skilled Workers Program to determine if they are qualifed to proceed and apply for Express Entry. A minimum score of 67 points is required to be eligible. If a candidate scores below a minimum of 67 points, his or her application will be rejected.

Try Our free Express Entry Selection Factor Calculator

There are 6 categories each with a maximum number of points, totaling a possible 100 points:

  1. Language score - 28 maximum points
    English and French are the two official languages of Canada. To test an immigration applicant's language skills, there are certified language tests where candidates can score up to 28 points.
  2. Education score - 25 maximum points
    Immigration applicants with degrees, certifications, diplomas or higher education receive points for each degree based on the documents of any foreign education or an Educational Credential Assessment from a Canadian university. Candidates who hold higher level degrees will receive more points.
  3. Work experience score - 15 maximum points
    IRCC considers work experience of 30 hours per week for 12 months in a full-time job that is relevant to your skills when determining qualifications for permanent residence. Experience can be in Canada or a different country, but you may get extra points for working and studying in Canada. People with 6 or more years of relevant, documented work experience will get the most points.
  4. Age score - 12 maximum points
    Applicants over the age of 18 years of age are assigned points based on their age, with immigrants aged 18-35 getting the maximum points. As an applicant’s age increases above 35, they get fewer points.
  5. Arranged employment - 10 maximum points
    Express Entry applicants with a permanent job offer from a Canadian company to work full time for at least one year will get the maximum points.
  6. Adaptability - 10 maximum points
    Adaptability is your ability to be successful living and working in Canada and is evaluated by having a close relationship with someone who is already a Canadian citizen or workers such as a spouse or common-law partner with a higher CRS score or language proficiency score. Having your or your partner with parents, grandparents, siblings, child or grandchild who are already citizens of Canada.

Did You Score 67 or More Points On Our Express Entry Selection Factor Free Calculator?

If you score 67 or more points on our free Express Entry Selection Factor calculator, you may qualify to apply for Express Entry. Applicants who score more than 67 points will be listed in the Express Entry pool and receive rankings. Candidates with a higher score have a better chance of qualifying to receive an Invitation To Apply - ITA.

Our FREE Express Entry Selection Factor Calculator is intended to be a guideline to determine if you meet the IRCC selection criteria. It DOES NOT guarantee that you meet all of the Express Entry selection factor qualifications; it is a starting point on your journey to live and work in Canada.

How To Increase Your Express Entry Selection Factor Points Score

The overall Express Entry Selection Factor score is calculated out of 100 points, and those applicants who score 67 points or above are qualifed to apply for Express Entry. If you are unable to meet the eligibility for the Express Entry points system, there are actions you can take to improve your score:

  • Retake the language test to get a higher score
  • Improve your educational qualifications
  • Pursue a degree or certificate course Increase your work experience before applying

Our free Express Entry Selection Factor Calculator should be used as a general guide of your qualifications to apply for Canada's Express Entry point-based immigration system. In order to verify your results with a legal representative please contact@ackahlaw.com. A review and confirmation of your documentation and qualifications is required in order to verify this result.

If you do qualify to apply for Express Entry, your qualifications will be ranked under the Express Entry CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) and generally need a score of 480 or more – so don’t forget that step! See our free Express Entry calculator to see if you are eligible for Express Entry

Learn More: 11 Ways to Increase Your Express Entry CRS Score


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