It is a score-based system or a tool that awards points on the basis of a candidate’s profile in the express entry pool. Additionally, the score that is assigned to each candidate is known as the CRS score.

CRS score in Express Entry System


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 evaluation process.

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

Under the Express Entry stream, there are three programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The Canadian government introduces an Express Entry draw every two weeks in each category. To get eligible for Permanent Residency, the candidate needs to get a score out of 1200 points.

How to Increase CRS score?

There are several ways to increase the CRS score while waiting in the Express Entry pool.

Candidates can easily improve their CRS scores by

  • Boosting their qualifications;
  • Improving language abilities;
  • Studying in Canada;
  • Gaining work experience; and
  • getting a Canadian job offer

Moreover, the candidate can also improve their CRS scores through Provincial nomination and spouse sponsorship.

How to increase the CRS score through Provincial Nominee Program?


The CRS score can be increased if the candidates get PR with a low CRS score under the PNP stream. And, the candidate can gain extra 600 points if he has acquired a provincial nomination certificate under the PNP streams.

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.

Can I get more CRS points if I am married?

Yes, you can expect to score maximum points if you are married. The only thing you need to add in the application is the spouse’s language results and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.