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Age (in years)

With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 100)

Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 110)

 Under 18

0 points

0 points

18

90

99

19

95

105

20-29

100

110

30

95

105

31

90 99
32 85

94

33

80 88
34 75

83

35

70 77
36 65

72

37

60 66
38 55

61

39

50 55
40 45

50

41

35

39

42

25

28

43

15

17

44

6

5

45 or older

0

0

Level of education

With an accompanying spouse
(maximum points available: 140 for PA, 10 for spouse)

Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 150)

Less than secondary (high) school credential

0 points 0 points
Secondary school credential 28 for PA; 2 for spouse

30

One-year post-secondary program

84 for PA; 6 for spouse

90

Two-year post-secondary program

91 for PA; 7 for spouse 98
Post-secondary program of 3 or more years 112 for PA; 8 for spouse

120

Two or more post-secondary programs, of which at least one was completed after a post-secondary program of three or more years

119 for PA; 9 for spouse

128

Master’s or entry-to-practice professional degree

126 for PA; 10 for spouse 135
Doctoral Degree (PhD) 140 for PA; 10 for spouse

150

                   First language ability (English or French)

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 128 for PA; 20 for spouse)

Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 136)

For each language ability

32 points for PA; 5 points for spouse 34 points
CLB 3 or lower 0

0

CLB 4

6 for PA; 0 for spouse 6
CLB 5 6 for PA; 1 for spouse

6

CLB 6

8 for PA; 1 for spouse 9
CLB 7 16 for PA; 3 for spouse

17

CLB 8

22 for PA; 3 for spouse 23
CLB 9 29 for PA; 5 for spouse

31

CLB 10 or higher

32 for PA; 5 for spouse

34

                   Second language Ability(English or French)

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 22)

Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 24)

For each language ability

6 6
CLB 4 or lower 0

0

CLB 5 or 6

1 1
CLB 7 or 8 3

3

CLB 9 or higher

6

6

                  Canadian Work Experience

Number of years

With an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 70 for PA; 10 for spouse)

Without an accompanying spouse (maximum points available: 80)

Less than 1

0 points

0 points

1 year

35 for PA; 5 for spouse 40
2 years 46 for PA; 7 for spouse

53

3 years

56 for PA; 8 for spouse 64
4 years 63 for PA; 9 for spouse

72

5 years or more

70 for PA; 10 for spouse

80

                 Education and Canadian Work Experience

Education

1 year of Canadian work experience

2 or more years of Canadian work experience

No post-secondary education

0 0
Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer 13

25

Two or more post-secondary credentials, the first of which was 3 or more years in duration

25

50

                Education and Language Ability

Education

CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one of these CLB 8 CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities
No post-secondary education 0

0

Post-secondary education of 1 year or longer

13

25

Two or more post-secondary credentials,
the first of which was 3 or more years in duration

25

50

                  Language Ability and Non Canadian Work Experience

Non-Canadian Work Experience

CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one of these CLB 8 CLB 9 or higher for all language abilities

No non-Canadian work experience

0 0
1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience 13

25

3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience

25

50

                Canadian and non-canadian Work Experience

Experience

1 year of Canadian work experience 2 or more years of Canadian work experience
No non-Canadian work experience 0

0

1 or 2 years of non-Canadian work experience

13 25
3 or more years of non-Canadian work experience 25

50

                 Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability

Certificate of Qualification

CLB 5 or higher on all language abilities, with at least one CLB 5 or 6 CLB 7 or higher on all language abilities
Certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a province 25

50

                 Comprehensive Ranking System: Additional Points

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination certificate

Points
For an enhanced nomination certificate from a Canadian province (except Quebec)

600 points

For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer if the offer is in an occupation contained in Major Group 00 Senior Management Occupations

200 points

For a qualifying job offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer if the offer is any other qualifying offer of arranged employment

50 points
Canadian study experience

Points

If the candidate has an eligible credential from a one-year or two-year post-secondary program in Canada

15 points

If the candidate has either:

  • an eligible credential from a post-secondary program of three years or more, or
  • an eligible credential from a university-level program at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degree for an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required, or
  • an eligible credential from a university-level program at the doctoral level.
30 points

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