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Secure Your Spot in Canada: Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Express Entry Points

Are you looking to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry program? You're not alone! The Express Entry system is a popular way for skilled workers to apply for permanent residency in Canada. However, with so many applicants competing for a limited number of spots, it's important to do everything possible to improve your chances of success.

In this blog post, we'll share ten detailed tips on how to improve your EE score and maximize your chances of receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada

1. Maximize Your Language Scores

Language proficiency is one of the most important factors in the Express Entry system. To improve your score, aim for a CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level of at least 7 in each category (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). You can take language courses or hire a tutor to help you improve your language skills.

2. Boost Your Education Credentials

Higher education degrees and diplomas are valuable in the Express Entry system. If you have a bachelor's degree, consider upgrading it to a master's degree or Ph.D. to boost your CRS score.

3. Get More Work Experience

The more work experience you have, the higher your CRS score will be. Try to gain additional work experience in your field by taking on new projects or freelancing. You can also work on improving your soft skills such as communication and teamwork to make you stand out in the job market.

4. Get a Job Offer

A valid job offer from a Canadian employer can significantly increase your CRS score. Use job search platforms such as LinkedIn or Indeed to find potential job opportunities.

5. Consider Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Each province and territory in Canada has its own PNP that targets specific types of workers. If you meet the criteria of a particular PNP, you can receive additional points to your CRS score.

6. Improve Your Spouse's Profile

If you're applying with a spouse, try to improve their profile as well. Encourage them to improve their language skills and education, and gain more work experience if possible.

7. Retake Your Language Tests

If you didn't achieve your desired language scores, retake the tests to improve your score.

8. Get Certified

Obtaining certification in your field can increase your CRS score. For example, if you're a software engineer, consider getting certified in specific programming languages.

9. Improve Your Settlement Funds

Settlement funds are required to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family when you arrive in Canada. Improving your settlement funds can boost your CRS score.

10. Stay Up-to-Date on Changes

The Express Entry system is subject to change, so stay informed and up-to-date on any changes that may affect your application.


Improving your EE score can be a challenging task, but with the right strategy and effort, it's achievable. At Immigration Station Canada, we understand the importance of making the right decisions to improve your chances of success. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your Canadian immigration goals.

If you need assistance with your immigration application, we at Immigration Station Canada can help. Contact us today to book an appointment and start your journey to becoming a Canadian resident.

Immigration Station Canada will work with you and guide you through the best process to achieve your goals, wherever they lead!


About Us

Immigration Station Canada is a dedicated, professional Canadian Immigration firm practicing out of Northumberland County, just east of Toronto, Canada. We serve clients from Kingston, Belleville, Brighton, Cobourg, Oshawa, the GTA, Guelph, Milton, Stratford, St. Catharines, and around the world.

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Anne C. McCaughey (Annie) is an experienced immigration services provider and a fifth-generation Canadian who values the immigration process and the unique individuals who immigrate to Canada to become part of the fabric of this wonderful country. If you would like to submit a question to Ask Annie, use the contact form.


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