ANSWER: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to calculate the point score of a skilled foreign worker who files an online Express Entry profile for immigration to Canada. A total of 1,200 points can be received for various factors, such as: skills; work experience; education; language ability (i.e., English/French); getting a valid offer of employment in Canada; spouse/partner factors (such as his/her education, English and/or French language skills, etc.); receiving a nomination from a province or territory for the Provincial Nominees Program (PNP); having a certificate, diploma or degree from a university in Canada; possessing strong French language abilities; and having a brother or sister who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada. After being placed in the Express Entry pool of candidates, it is important to update the online Express Entry profile if, for example, a qualifying offer of employment in Canada or provincial nomination is received for the PNP, since additional points could be given in the Comprehensive Ranking System and this could lead to an Invitation to Apply (ITA) being issued.
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