Should I Enter The Express Entry Pool If I Have A Low CRS?
Are you also on the list of those people with a low CRS score and feel that submitting an Express Entry profile may not be beneficial?
You might have following some of the recent draws of invitations and noticed that many applicants who got the invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada through the latest draws obtained more than 460 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
At first, this can be one of the most discouraging factors. Moreover, there are several reasons why having a low projected CRS score does not discourage you from being entered into the Express Entry pool.
The Express Entry pool encompasses applicants for three skilled federal worker immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
When you arrive in the express entry pool, you will be rewarded a score under the CRS depending on the factors that include age, education, professional work experience, and aptitude in English or French. However, this CRS score will decide your position in the express entry pool and your likelihood of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
Arriving in the Express Entry pool, if you meet all the requirements is a distinctive advantage and raises your chances of immigrating to Canada. Some of the reasons are mentioned below:
- First, the Express Entry CRS entryway regularly fluctuates and is unpredictable. What might appear to you as a low CRS score might ultimately permit you to acquire an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent resident status.
- After you have entered the express entry pool and your score is below the required score, you can then wait for the score to drop or look for ways to boost your score. For example, you can upgrade your CRS score by retaking your language test, gaining work experience, pursuing additional training, or working and studying in Canada.
And, in case you have received a job in Canada during the time you are in the pool, then your CRS score also gets enhanced so that you can get an ITA for permanent residence.
- Thirdly, while three main federal programs are the primary means through which many immigrants arrive in Canada, Express Entry is the central part of a broad national and provincial system that offers several routes to permanent residence for skilled workers.
One is the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, which grants participating Canadian provinces and territories to recommend foreign workers and international graduates for permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry-aligned streams.
If you have done trying with all the ways to boost your CRS score, as given above, then the only option left with you is obtaining a nomination from a province.
Once you will enter into the Express Entry pool and are qualified for a PNP, you might obtain a “Notification of Interest” from the territory. You will need to apply to the area. If you get approved, you will receive a provincial nomination that will automatically reward you 600 points towards your CRS score and virtually guarantee that you will get an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
In the previous week, Canada welcomed Express Entry applicants who have received the CRS scores of 813 and received the provincial nominations and the additional 600 points against their total score. That signifies that the applicant who has obtained an ITA in that round of draws required a CRS score of only 213 for their human capital without the provincial nomination.
Thus, if your CRS score is not that high for the federal immigration programs, it doesn’t mean that it is not sufficient for you to get admitted by any of Canada’s provinces, which will then lead to the issuance of a Canadian permanent resident visa.
Decisively, Canada has set many immigration targets in its history for the upcoming three years. Under its 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada intends to invite more than 400,000 new immigrants each year, out of which 110,000 are put to enter through Express Entry. All these aimed targets will be sustained in the upcoming year, reaching a maximum of 113,750 in 2023. To accomplish these determined targets, Canada will sustain increasing Express Entry invitations and might notice much lower CRS thresholds in upcoming draws.
To immigrate to Canada, it is a right choice for the applicants to enter the Express Entry pool despite having a low CRS score, as there are several ways by which you can improve it, and this will increase your chances of acquiring permanent residence.