Canada Permanent Residence Express Entry
How much does your age matter in the Express Entry process? As the Canadian government tries to welcome more young workers to Canada, applicants in their 20s and early 30s certainly have an advantage, but to what extent? There are a few options for gaining back points lost for age.
Express Entry is the most popular immigration option for skilled workers to Canada. It currently represents the fastest option for permanent residence in Canada, with a processing time averaging just four months.
Applying to immigration streams under Express Entry is a two-step process. The first step is the creation of an Express Entry profile, which outlines basic information about you including your work experience, education and language proficiency. Your profile is assessed using a tool called the Comprehensive Ranking System, or CRS. The CRS score assigned to your profile determines your ranking in a pool of applicants. Roughly every two weeks, the Canadian government conducts a draw, where they select the top ranking profiles in the pool to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the federal government for permanent residence.
In the category of age, the CRS offers a maximum of 110 points to single applicants, or 100 points to applicants applying with a partner. These points are given to applicants between 20-29 years of age. The further away from this target, the fewer points you will receive. After 45, you cannot claim any points. Understandably, being able to claim the most points in any category will give you a better chance at being the most competitive in the Express Entry pool. However, being outside the target age range does not mean you are cannot be competitive. Here are some options for increasing your CRS score and making sure you can claim your best score.
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