Selection Factor Points vs CRS Score: What is the difference?


New member
Jan 7, 2020
When starting as a new applicant, lot of us are confused regarding eligibility to apply for Canadian PR under FSW and easily take CRS score or Comprehensive Ranking System score as the basis for eligibilty. But this this not true. Eligibility for FSW is actually determined by selection factor point grid as follows:

  • Selection Factor Point Grid is a 100 point system that Canada uses to assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Minimum pass score is 67 points as of now (2020)

    There are six selection factors as follows:

    Language skills (maximum 28 points)
  • Education (maximum 25 points)
  • Work experience (maximum 15 points)
  • Age (maximum 12 points)
  • Arranged employment in Canada (maximum 10 points)
  • Adaptability (maximum 10 points)

[*]Once you’re in the Express Entry pool, Canada uses a different system to rank your profile. Highest-ranking candidates are from the pool and invited to apply for permanent residence. This is called the Comprehensive Ranking System score

More details on selection factor point grid can be found on the official website:

Hope this helps!