CRS Minimum Requirements


#1

Hello,

I am currently in H1B visa and interested to move to Canada. I just attempted to calculate my CRS score in the official tool.

  1. My age is 30
  2. My spouse & I have bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering.
  3. My spouse & I are planning to take the IELTs exam in a month or so.
  4. I am a Web Application Developer with 7 years of IT experience.

We don’t qualify for any other requirements such as a degree or work experience in Canada.

I gave myself a CLB level 10 in the CRS tool for projection purposes and the score was 438. As I understand this score may not be sufficient to receive an ITA if we score less in IELTs.

What are the backup options available to improve my score?


#2

Hello,

You could try to secure a job in Canada as the work permit timeline has reduced to 2 weeks currently and more over you have 7 years of IT experience. This gives you +50 points and you will stand a great chance at getting invited.
None the less, 438 is still a good score. Few draws that happened in August/September had a cut-off less than 440.

So, I would still go ahead and try to apply with 438 and see where I stand and in the meantime look for jobs in Canada.

Best
KK


#3

I agree with everything KK said there its quite possible you would be chosen in a future draw your projected score is pretty solid. The IELTS scores are important so those could maybe take you over 440.

Additionally if you wanted to persue the “get a job first” route there are a few options.

  1. Use Globalskills and the fast work visa route
    https://movnorth.com/canada-tech-job/

  2. Find a few companies that interest you and try and get introduced to them to reach out directly.
    https://movnorth.com/companies/ and https://movnorth.com/get-introduced-to-toronto-tech/