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March 5, 2020BY StepWise Immigration

Eligibility for the Express Entry is based on a 67-points scale, assessed on the basis of age, education, experience and language ability.

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, you have to answer a few basic questions on CIC Website and the questions are:

a) DOB?

b) Educational qualification?

c) Do you have any relatives in Canada?

d) Have you studied in Canada?

e) Do you have a full time work experience in Canada?

f) What is your marital status?

g) Does your partner want to come to Canada?

h) Is your spouse a permanent resident of Canada?

I) Has your spouse studied in Canada?

j) Has your spouse worked in Canada for more than a year?

k) Has your spouse taken the English language test? If yes, then which one and what is the score?

l) Which province do you want to go to?

m) Have you appeared for the language ability test? If yes, then which test and what is your score?

n) Have you given any other language test?

o) How many years of work experience do you have in Canada?

p) How much foreign experience do you have in the last 10 years?

q) How many members do you have?

r) How much money will you bring to Canada?

s) Do you have any job offer from Canada?

After answering these questions, a Personal Reference Code is generated which implies that you are eligible for the Express Entry.

After being eligible, you need to make sure that you take a language test and get your education assessment done.


The candidate needs to take the approved language tests in English or French and score the points as required by their program. The language levels are evaluated by Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English and by Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) for French. The results are valid for 2 years.

A score of 6 is required in each aspect to be eligible, however 8777 (LRWS) is very famous as the ‘magic score’, that makes it easier for the candidate to qualify.

2. Education credential assessment report (ECA):              

It is the provision of a Canadian equivalent degree assessment of the candidate’s native country education. It is done by multiple organisations.

After providing for the above two, you become eligible to enter in to the Express Entry pool. The next step is to punch in your basic credentials like age, education, qualification, experience, language test score, your ECA. The system then automatically evaluates the score via the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and gives you a rank. Know more.