How to improve your CRS score

How to improve your CRS score

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is the sole factor that makes immigrating to Canada under the Express Entry system possible. The Express Entry system helps economic immigrants settle in Canada as Permanent Residents.

The CRS system is a points based system where points are given based on the candidates

  1. Age
  2. Qualifications
  3. Years of Experience
  4. English or French proficiency

Since Taurus Infotek ( is based out of India, it’s safe to assume that most people reading this article are english speakers.

As you can see in the above case, all factors are static and the only variable being the language proficiency. In this case, the IELTS general training exam. In our experience, this is the most critical factor when immigrating to Canada.

Based on recent data on the Express Entry draws, the cut-off for getting an invitation (ITA) has fluctuated between 420-450, even dropping as low as 413 in May 2017. With Canada announcing it will be taking an additional 1 million immigrants by 2020, the cut off is expected to drop even further. However, the cut-off dropping below 400 is unlikely.

Most candidates below the 400 mark are usually people that haven’t score the requisite CLB or Canadian Language Benchmark 9 or above which translates to Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7, Speaking 7.

To give you an example, if a person scores Listening 7.5, Reading 7, Writing 7, Speaking 7, this effectively means he has only lost 0.5 in the listening module, but in terms of CRS score – this translates to -57 points.

The point of this article is – IELTs is┬áthe most important factor when determining your eligibility for Canada. There are numerous online tools and tests one can take to improve your IELTS score.

The best and most efficient way we’ve found to improve your score usually involves taking mock tests. Mock tests give you an idea of the format and help you get comfortable with the intricacies of the various modules of the exam. To know more about your eligibility to migrate to Canada please visit

Manoj Palwe is an ICCRC authorized immigration consultant working from Pune, India.

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