There are several areas where you can improve your CRS score to meet and exceed the cut off.
This is an area that can be greatly enhanced. While the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) is 7 for a Skilled Worker candidate, the maximum that can be awarded is 10!
Language is assessed in 4 different abilities – reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
The reason why increasing your language score is so valuable is because this score reflects in few other sections of the CRS.
If you can achieve a CLB 9 in all four areas, you will receive the maximum number of points (50) under the Language category.
You can increase your education points by attaining extra credentials, such as another degree. If you are applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, adding another Education Credential Assessment (ECA) for existing degrees can increase your score as well. An ECA is required if you obtained your education outside of Canada.
No ECA is required for candidates applying under the Federal Trades Worker Program or Canadian Experience Class.
If you have a spouse or common-in-law partner, getting their education assessed and obtaining an ECA for their credential(s) will also increase your score!
This ECA must be obtained before entering the Express Entry pool.
Spouse or Common-in-Law as the Principal Applicant:
It is advised to get both the main applicant and his/her spouse/CL Partner assessed as often times their accompanying partner may be the stronger candidate because of their qualifications. If you’re unsure who should be the principal candidate, send us a message or fill out the Assessment Form for both parties and we’ll let you know!
A job offer can significantly increase your CRS score. A valid job offer with NOC code 0, A, or B can be awarded an extra 50 points.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
Once you submit your Express Entry profile into the pool, you may be eligible for a nomination by one of Canada’s PNP. This gives the applicant 600 additional points! Obtaining an ITA at that points becomes a no-brainer. To increase your chances of getting that nomination, it is advised that you recount your work experience with as much detail as possible because while it may not seem relevant to you, provinces sometimes look for candidates with specific work experience.