The candidates are ranked by Comprehensive Ranking System for immigration to Canada through Express Entry under the following areas:

  • core human capital factors;
  • skill transferability factors; and
  • additional factors relating to a provincial nomination, a qualifying offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or French language ability.

Comprehensive Ranking System Points Division

There is a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System.

  1. For candidates without accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are:
  • a maximum of 500 points available for core human capital factors;
  • a maximum of 100 points available for skill transferability factors; and
  • 600 points available for additional factors (including a provincial nomination, an offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or French language ability).
  1. For candidates with accompanying spouse or common-law partner, there are:
  • a maximum of 460 points available for core human capital factors of the principal applicant;
  • a maximum of 40 points for the core human capital factors of the spouse or common-law partner;
  • a maximum of 100 points available for skill transferability factors; and
  • 600 points available for additional factors.

Apart from this, additional points are awarded to candidates with French ability and to candidates with a sibling in Canada.

French ability :  15 additional points are awarded to French-speaking candidates who demonstrate requisite intermediate (equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark 7) or better French ability, and English language test result of CLB 4 or lower, or no English test results at all. 30 additional points for French-speaking candidates who prove adequate intermediate or better French ability, and who also prove English language test result of CLB 5 or better.

Sibling in Canada: 15 additional points are awarded to 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.

 Comprehensive Ranking System:

  • Core Human Capital Factors : The points distribution on vaired components are as follows:
  1. Age                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.   Level of Education

 

 

 

 

 

3.First Language Ability

 

 

 

 

  1. Second Language Ability

 

 

 

 

 

5. Canadian Work Experience

 

 

 

 

 

Skill Transferability Factors: A maximum of 100 points are awarded for a candidate’s skill transferability factors. There are five combinations of such skill transferability, with a maximum of 50 points awarded for each combination. Even if a candidate scores more than 100 points in total, only 100 points will be awarded under the Comprehensive Ranking System. Candidates with or without an accompanying spouse or common-law partner are awarded points for skill transferability in exactly the same way. There are no points available for the skill transferability of a candidate’s spouse or common-law partner.

For the purposes of this table, “CLB” refers to Canadian Language Benchmark

Education and Canadian Work Experience

 

 

 

 

Education and Language Ability

 

 

 

 

Language Ability and Non-Canadian Work Experience

 

 

 

 

Canadian and non-Canadian Work Experience

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability

 

 

 

Note: CBL refers to Canadian Language Benchmark

  • Additional Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Points are only assigned for Canadian study experience if, for the purpose of obtaining the credential, the candidate:

  • studied in Canada at a Canadian educational institution;
  • was enrolled in full-time study or training for at least eight months; and
  • was physically present in Canada for at least eight months.

Nevertheless of how many siblings the candidate has in Canada, a maximum of 15 points may be awarded for a sibling in Canada.

The maximum available number of points for these supplementary factors for any one candidate is 600 points. Therefore, if a candidate has completed a Canadian post-secondary study program and obtains an enhanced nomination certificate from a Canadian province, he or she will be awarded 600 points for these additional factors (rather than 615 or 630 points).

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