If you are a skilled person and wants to apply under any skilled stream of Express Entry and PNP program, then you need to have at least 67 points out of 100 in the scale of six factors. These six factors are

  • Age
  • Educational qualification,
  • Work experience,
  • Language capability,
  • Adaptability and
  • Arranged a job offer.


This is just an initial eligibility check, final success will depend on many other factors.

When we start immigration procedure, it is very difficult to find actual information from data repository. Here we are trying to explain how to calculate 100 points for Express Entry Program.


Step 1: Age (Maximum 12 Points)

Age is important factor in immigration procedure. Canada prefers young applicants who can effectively contribute towards the development of the economy.

Age Points
Under 18 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 + 0


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Step 2: Language Skills (Maximum 24 Points)

English is Canada’s first official language. Therefore, having proficiency in English language is important to be eligible for Canada Immigration process. This is because after immigrating to Canada, your professional and social life both will demand you to know a competent level of English.

There are also some extra points on French language proficiency because both the English & French are official languages of Canada

To show your English language proficiency, IELTS exam is must. You need to be skilled at all the 04 modules of the test namely- Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.


Language Proficiency
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 8.0 7.5 8.5 7.5
9 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0
8 6.5 6.5 7.0 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
5 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
4 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0
Below CLB Level 7 Not Eligible for Apply

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Step 3: Educational Qualification (Maximum 25 Points)

Please note, your educational point will depend on the final evaluation report by ECA authority, not according to the degree you have achieved from your institution.

Education Maximum 25 Points
University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal 25 Points
University degree at the Master’s level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal). Occupation related to the degree must be: NOC 2016 Skill Level A, and licensed by a provincial regulatory body. 23 Points
Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years) 22 Points
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer or equal. 21 Points
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal 19 Points
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal 15 Points
Canadian high school diploma, or equal 5 Points

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Step 4: Work Experience (Maximum 15 Points)

Work experience is very important factor while it comes to Skill based Canada immigration. Selection procedure is highly dependent on a person’s skills & expertise. You must have minimum of 1 year of experience for your eligibility and to get full points in this factor, you must have 6 years of continuous experience in a same NOC job that might be in one or more organizations.

Experience Points
1 Year 9
2-3 Years 11
4-5 Years 13
6 Years or above 15

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Step 5: Arranged Employment in Canada (Maximum 10 Points)

Though arranged employment is not a mandatory requirement for Express Entry and some PNP programs, an approved Job offer from Canada will give you an added advantage. But the job offer will have to be LMIA passed one.


Step 6: Adaptability (Maximum 10 Points)

Adaptability has all those factors that will help you to settling in Canada. A maximum of 10 points will be added to you in case if you are having a relative living in Canada and such relative is willing to sponsor you. Other factors include French Language proficiency, Spouse Skills & Language abilities etc. Having an adaptability factor is not mandatory but nice to have.

The below video will help you to understand the whole process step by step. Good Luck !!


Writing source: www.canada.ca

Lead writer: Karabi Ghosh 
Co-writer: Md Siddiqur Rahman





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