Express Entry

Express Entry

The Pilkington Law Firm works with individuals who are skilled workers who wish to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry under the three programs:

  • Skilled Worker Program
  • Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Based on your education, work experience, language scores, education in Canada, job offers and family ties, we will create a profile to be submitted twice per month for the Express Entry Draw.

Once you receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence, IRCC will send invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If they invite you to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence.

We can assist in preparing the application, which is typically processed in six to eight months.

The points are calculated as follows:

Summary of maximum points per factor for Express Entry candidates

A. Core / human capital factors

Points Per Factor With a spouse or common-law partner Without a spouse or common-law partner
Age 100 110
Level of education 140 150
Official languages proficiency 150 160
Canadian work experience 70 80

B. Spouse or common-law partner factors

Factors 
(Maximum 40 points)
Points per factor
Level of education 10
Official language proficiency 20
Canadian Work Experience 10

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors=Maximum 500 points (with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)

C. Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points)

Education

Factors
(Maximum 50 points)
Points per factor
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree 50

Foreign work experience

Factors
(Maximum 50 points)
Points per factor

With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience

50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50

Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)

Factors
(Maximum 50 points)
Points per factor

With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification

50

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors=Maximum 600 points

D. Additional points

Factor
(Maximum 600 points)
Maximum points per factor
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident) 15
French language skills 30
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PN nomination 600

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points=Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points

Points breakdown, section by section

CRS – A. Core / human capital factors

With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 460 points total for all factors.

Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 500 points total for all factors.

Age Points Per Factor

With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 100 points

Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 110 points

17 years of age or less

0 0

18 years of age

90 99

19 years of age

95 105

20 to 29 years of age

100 110

30 years of age

95 105

31 years of age

90 99

32 years of age

85 94

33 years of age

80 88

34 years of age

75 83

35 years of age

70 77

36 years of age

65 72

37 years of age

60 66

38 years of age

55 61

39 years of age

50 55

40 years of age

45 50

41 years of age

35 39

42 years of age

25 28

43 years of age

15 17

44 years of age

5 6

45 years of age or more

0 0

Level of Education

Level of Education Points Per Factor

With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 140 points

Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 150 points

Less than secondary school (high school)

0 0

Secondary diploma (high school graduation)

28 30

One-year degree, diploma or certificate from  a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute

84 90

Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute

91 98

Bachelor's degree OR  a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute

112 120

Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years

119 128

Master's degree, OR professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree,” the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)

126 135

Doctoral level university degree (Ph.D.)

140 150

Official languages proficiency - first official language
Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability
  • With a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 128 points)
  • Without a spouse or common-law partner (Maximum 136 points)

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability

Points Per Factor

With a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 32 points

Without a spouse or common-law partner: Maximum 34 points

Less than CLB 4

0 0

CLB 4 or 5

6 6

CLB 6

8 9

CLB 7

16 17

CLB 8

22 23

CLB 9

29 31

CLB 10 or more

32 34

Official languages proficiency - second official language

Maximum points for each ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening):

Official languages proficiency - second official language
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability

Points Per Factor

6 with a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 22 points)

6 without a spouse or common-law partner (up to a combined maximum of 24 points)

CLB 4 or less

0 0

CLB 5 or 6

1 1

CLB 7 or 8

3 3

CLB 9 or more

6 6

Canadian work experience

Canadian work experience

Points Per Factor

With a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 70 points)

Without a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 80 points)

None or less than a year

0 0

1 year

35 40

2 years

46 53

3 years

56 64

4 years

63 72

5 years or more

70 80

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital factors

With a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 460 points

Without a spouse or common-law partner – Maximum 500 points

CRS – B. Spouse or common-law partner factors (if applicable)

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of education    

Spouse’s or common-law partner’s level of education

Points Per Factor

With spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 10 points)

Without spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)

Less than secondary school (high school)

0 n/a

Secondary school (high school graduation)

2 n/a

One-year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute

6 n/a

Two-year program at a university, college, trade or technical in school, or other institute

7 n/a

Bachelor's degree OR a three or more year program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute

8 n/a

Two or more certificates, diplomas, or degrees. One must be for a program of three or more years

9 n/a

Master's degree, or professional degree needed to practice in a licensed profession (For “professional degree”, the degree program must have been in: medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, law, chiropractic medicine, or pharmacy.)

10 n/a

Doctoral level university degree (PhD)

10 n/a
Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Spouse's or common-law partner's official languages proficiency - first official language

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

Spouse's or common-law partner's official languages proficiency - first official language Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level per ability

Points Per Factor

With spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 20 points)

Without spouse or common-law partner
(Does not apply)

CLB 4 or less

0 n/a

CLB 5 or 6

1 n/a

CLB 7 or 8

3 n/a

CLB 9 or more

5 n/a
Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Spouse's Canadian work experience

Spouse's Canadian work experience

Points Per Factor

With a spouse or common-law partner
(Maximum 10 points)

Without a spouse or common-law partner
(does not apply)

None or less than a year

0 n/a

1 year

5 n/a

2 years

7 n/a

3 years

8 n/a

4 years

9 n/a

5 years or more

10 n/a
Note: (n/a) means that this factor does not apply in this case.

Subtotal : A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors=Maximum 500 points

CRS – C. Skill transferability factors (Maximum 100 points for this section)

Education

With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 7 or higher) and a post-secondary degree  Points for CLB 7 or more on all first official language abilities, with one or more under CLB 9

Education and language proficiency

Points for CLB 9 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 25 points)

Points for foreign work experience + 2 years or more of Canadian work experience (Maximum 50 points)

No foreign work experience

0 0

1 or 2 years of foreign work experience

13 25

3 years or more of foreign work experience

25 30

Certificate of qualification (trade occupations) – With good official language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark Level [CLB] 5 or higher)

Certificate of qualification (trade occupations) and language proficiency

Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 5 or more on all first official language abilities, one or more under 7
(Maximum 25 points)

Points for certificate of qualification + CLB 7 or more on all four first official language abilities (Maximum 25 points)

With a certificate of qualification

25 50

Subtotal: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors - Maximum 600 points

CRS – D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

Additional points          Maximum 600 points

Factors for additional points

Brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

15

Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or didn’t take an English test)

15

Scored NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills and scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills

30

Post-secondary education in  Canada - credential of one or two years

15

Post-secondary education in  Canada - credential three years or longer

30

Arranged employment - NOC 00 200

Arranged employment – any other NOC 0, A or B

50

Provincial or territorial nomination

600

Subtotal: D. Additional points – Maximum 600 points

Grand total: A. Core / human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Skill transferability factors + D. Additional points=Maximum 1,200 points

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