Even if you have low CRS, you can still immigrate to Canada.
Are you among those with a low CRS score who feel that uploading an Express Entry profile might not be worthwhile?
You may have been watching recent invitation rounds and see that most applicants who have received an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada through recent draws on the Detailed Ranking System scored above 460. (CRS).
At first sight, this can be a discouraging factor. There are several explanations, however, why getting a low projected CRS score does not discourage you from joining the express entry pool.
Candidates for three federal skilled worker immigration services are part of the Express Entry pool: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.
You will be awarded a score under the CRS once you join the Express Entry pool based on criteria that include age, schooling, professional work experience and English or French proficiency. Your rank in the Express Entry pool and your chances of being asked to apply for permanent residency in Canada will be decided by this ranking.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, joining the Express Entry pool is a definite bonus and improves your chances of immigrating to Canada successfully. Here are some of the examples.
Second, there are complex and unpredictable Express Entry CRS thresholds. What may appear to you as a low CRS score may eventually allow you to obtain a permanent resident status Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Second, you can opt to wait for the score to drop or search for ways to boost it after joining the express entry pool and scoring under the thresholds. For example, by taking your language test again, gaining work experience, seeking additional training, or working and studying in Canada, you can work to increase your CRS score.
And your CRS score can also increase enough to get an ITA for permanent residence if you are offered a job in Canada while you are in the pool.
Third, although the three primary federal initiatives are the key means by which many economic immigrants reach Canada, Express Entry is part of a broad national and provincial framework that provides skilled workers with many other paths to permanent residence.
They include the Provincial Nominee Scheme, PNP, which enables Canadian provinces and territories participating to appoint foreign workers and international graduates through Express Entry-aligned streams to permanently reside in Canada.
If you have already tried many ways to boost your CRS, such as those listed above, then it remains an excellent choice to get a nomination from a province.
You may receive a ‘Notification of Interest’ from a province once you have joined the Express Entry pool and you are eligible for a PNP. If accepted, you will receive what is called a provincial nomination that will automatically give you 600 points for your CRS score and effectively guarantee that you will be invited to apply for PR. You will have to apply to the province.