Impact of spouse's IELTS score on overall CRS points


#1

Folks,

I notice that my spouse’s (secondary applicant) IELTS score has little weight age on the overall CRS score. I have arrived at this conclusion by playing around with the CRS calculator on the CIC page (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp).

Having read the blogs here I know that 7.0 is the minimum score the primary applicant needs to have in each of the segments. Is there a minimum score requirement for the secondary applicant as well?

Thanks


#2

There is no minimum score for your spouse in your application, but you can get additional points if they have stronger language scores.


#3

My husband is applying as the principal applicant. He has completed his MS in Computer Engg from the US and a BE from Mumbai University. This should be considered as “Masters degree” for CRS calculator, right?

Also, I have a B COMM from Mumbai University and MA (English) part 1 from MU as well. Can I enter "Bachelors degree (3 yrs or more)? or should I enter “2 certificates or more”?

We are seriously contemplating whether we should get my ECA and spend $200, especially if my educational qualification is not going to make much of a difference in the score.


#4

Use the free WES assesment on the WES portal. If your degree is treated as masters and age gap b/w you and your husband is 4 years or more making you as primary applicant will make some significant difference to the over all score.

Ps: I have made some assumptions about NOC and Work experience here.