Canada Immigration – How to Improve Your Express Entry Score

When it comes to the Express entry system in Canada Immigration, the question we are asked most is “how can I improve my score?”.

There are several ways that you can improve your score, but in some situations there is nothing you can do.

For instance, you receive a score based on your age. Unfortunately you cannot change your age, so you will be stuck with this score.

For some people their educational level is an issue. If you are almost finished a qualification, then your score will go up once that qualification has been finalised and assessed by one of the credential assessing organisations recognised by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Some people ask if they should start a new qualification to boost their score.? This is a hard question to answer because it would depend on the length of program that you need. As no one can guarantee that the existing programs will not change, it may end up being a waste of time to begin another degree at this time. Also, people ask if their spouse has a credential if it will boost their score. Yes, you can earn points for your spouse’s qualification, but only up to a maximum of 10 points. You need to weigh the time and cost involved for the amount of points you can receive.

Years of work experience can boost your Canada immigration application. If you are just under three years of work experience, once you reach three years your score will go up. Remember, all of the work experience has to be in a qualifying occupation.

Lastly,  the biggest thing you can do to boost your score is a achieve a CLB 9 or higher on your language test. Your language score are used in three areas of the comprehensive ranking system, and achieving a CLB 9 will allow you to maximize your score in these three areas. In some cases this can cause applicants to go up between 37 and 50 points, or higher.

If you need any assistance with your Canada immigration application, contact us today!

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