When you create an express entry profile, you get a score/ points. These points are called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The CRS score is based on the following factors:
- Marital status
- Level of education
- Education in Canada
- Official Language proficiency (IELTS/)
- Work experience (Canadian and Foreign)
- Arranged Employment
- Immediate family living in Canada
- Province Nomination (More on this later)
Every month, there are generally two Express Entry rounds of invitations. Basically, the government of Canada comes up with a cut off CRS points for every round. People with points equal to or higher than cut off are invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.
For example, if the cut off CRS points for a given round is 451 and Canada has decided to invite 3500 applications. The top 3500 ranked people who have score of 451 and above are invited to apply.
What if the number of people who meet this criteria exceeds 3500 and few of them have the same score? The tie breaker is the Express Entry profile and time of submission. The below table would give you a better idea:
|3501||451||02/02/2019 11:20||Not invited (still in pool)|
|3502||451||03/03/2019 10:20||Not invited (Still in pool)|