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February 16, 2023
February 16, 2023

CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System Tool is a ranking tool used in Canada by IRCC to calculate the eligibility points of a candidate for a Canadian Permanent Residency. CRS are points given out of 1200 (max) to the candidates. Then a cut-off score is released for the CRS, equivalent to or high than which will result in candidates receiving an Invitation to Apply. The more your points, the more the chance of you receiving an ITA. 

The CRS system must not be confused with the point system through which one’s eligibility for Express entry is calculated. If one scores 67 out of the 100 points, the person is considered eligible for PR via Express Entry. After which the person needs to score well on the CRS scale. 

Let’s now access the factors that affect one’s CRS score. We’ll also talk about the maximum number of points one can score and how different scenarios will result in different CRS points. The maximum score will always be 1200. 

Factors affecting CRS points/scores in Canada

  • Core Human Captial Factors(A) AND Spouse Factors(B): 

These are the basic human capital factors and spouse/common-law factors. Here things like age, education level, official language proficiency (both English and french), and Canadian working experience are taken into consideration. One can score a maximum of 500 points through this factor.

It should be noted that points are given based on scores in each section of the language proficiency test. (reading, writing, listening, speaking). 

These are the scores allocated to the people on the basis of different ages, education levels, etc. 

  • Skills transferability(C):

This includes all the skills and experiences that will be transferred to the Canadian Labour force as the person gains PR. One can score a maximum of 100 points through this.

There are many different factors in the skills transferability which result in different points and combinations.

  • Additional Factors(D):

These are the extra factors that can influence the score by a margin. Factors like arranged employment, close relatives living within the Canadian borders, provincial nomination, and post-secondary education in Canada. The maximum score can be 600.

With all the factors understood, let’s look at the maximum points in total that one can score to get a better idea of the CRS score system. 

Maximum Points

  • Core Human Capital Factors* 


  • Spouse Factors
Sub Factors With Spouse Without Spouse


Age  100 110
Education Level 140 150
Official Languages Proficiency 150 160
Canadian Working Experience 70 80
Spouse Level of Education 10 
Spouse Official Language Proficiency 20
Spouse Required IELTS score (general) 10
  • Skills Transferability
Sub Factors Maximum points


Education and Canadian Work Experience 50
Language Ability and (Foreign work experience) Non-Canadian Work Experience Or Canadian work experience and Foreign work experience (Non- Canadian Work Experience) 50
  • Additional Factors
Sub Factors Maximum Points


Brother or sister is a PR holder/Citizen of Canada 15
Post Secondary education in Canada of 1 or 2 years 15
Post Secondary Education in Canada of 3 or more years 30
Arranged Employment (NOC 00) 200
Arranged Employment (NOC0, A, or B) 50
Provincial Nominee 600


*Maximum points achievable in the Core Human Capital subheads are explained below.


Core Human Captial Factors and Spouse Factors

Allocated Points

With Spouse Without Spouse
Age: (in years)

17 or Younger



20 to 29


























Education Level: 

Ph.D. (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree or Professional Degree

Two or more credentials (one of those should be at least 3 or more years long)

Three-year or more post-secondary credential

Two-year post-secondary credential

One-year post-secondary credential

Secondary (high) school diploma

Less than secondary (high) school

















Offical Language Proficiency (First Language): (Each section)

Less than CLB 4

CLB 4 or 5





CLB 10 or more















Official Language Proficiency (Second Language): (Each section)

Less than CLB 4

CLB 4 or 5





CLB 10 or more
















Canadian Work Experience: 

None or less than 1 year

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years or more













In the education levels and work experience, the number after the “+” sign means that those scores are allocated for the spouse’s level of education.

The spouse can score a maximum of 20 points (5 in each section) in the first language proficiency. (CLB 4 or less, 0 points; CLB 5 or 6, 1 point; CLB 7 or 8, 3 points; CLB 9 or more, 5 points)

As we can see that the perfect candidate here would be between the ages of 20-29 with the educational qualifications of a master’s degree or higher with 3 or more years of work experience. This will take the scores of the candidate above average without even adding skill transferability and any additional points. The other two will then be added and put you in a very good position of receiving an ITA. Through this, you can also see where you are lacking exactly and what is your position. Scoring a provincial nomination will put you in a sure-shot position for receiving an ITA, while arranged employment will boost your chances.


February 13, 2023
February 13, 2023

Express Entry is an immigration option/stream for Canadian Permanent Residency applicants. The express entry includes 3 broad programs to invite people for a Canadian Permanent Residency. These programs are Canadian Experience Class, Federal skilled workers, and federal skill trades. You must be eligible for one of the above-mentioned programs.

Through this system, a draw is conducted through which the eligible candidates from the “candidate pool” are invited based on the cut-off CRS score by the IRCC to apply for a PR. This invitation is called ITA or Invitation to Apply, receiving which the candidate must complete the online submission for PR within 60 days. 

The cut-offs for the CRS score, which decides which candidate will be in the “candidate pool”, are different for every draw.

The whole Express Entry process is online, where you have to first check if you qualify for express entry or not. If qualified, your CRS score will be calculated. If your CRS score is equivalent to or more than the cut-off, you will be given the ITA based on your rank.  The CRS scores can vary depending on the different pathways and schemes but generally good CRS score is 490 or above. 

Latest draw results for 2023

In 2023, the IRCC conducted three express entry draws. 5500 people were given ITAs in each draw conducted on January 11th and January 18th. The latest one was on February 2nd. 3300 people were invited to the February draw.

Draw score:

The draw score for the one conducted on January 11th was 507. For the other one, the cut-off score was 490. The February draw had a cut-off of 489

Next draw expected date:

Two draws are conducted every month within 2 weeks of each other. The expected date for the next draw is February 15th.

February 10, 2023

Australia is on the rise, it is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. This can be traced to the fact of how much of this rise in the economy is contributed by foreigners. The recent immigration friendliness of Australia has attracted brilliant minds to its borders for work and study purposes and its high standard of living made many of whom stay in the country permanently. This accumulated in a larger and more efficient labor force and hence an even faster-growing economy. 

The great thing about all this is that they don’t plan on putting the gear down anytime soon. Australia is planning on inviting hundreds of thousands of immigrants to its borders, especially those who want to study in its prestigious organizations. 

Australian universities and colleges have been in constant demand for over 2 decades. They offer over 20000 courses in its 1100 facilities. The best of whom we have collected for you to make sure you go to the university/college you are best fit for. No matter what stream you were in your high school or 11-12th standard or +2, the wide variety of undergraduate, post-graduate, pathway programs, and diplomas in Australian higher education institutions provide are mind-boggling. 

Here we will talk about the best universities and the best programs/courses they provide to immigrant students for different streams they chose in their higher education. We will also see if they offer pathway programs for academics and English for those who do not qualify directly for major undergraduate courses and programs.

S. no University Name Location Top Courses
1 University of Melbourne Melbourne, Victoria Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Biomedicine

Bachelor of Oral Health 

2 Curtin University Perth, Western Australia Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science/Construction Management/Interior Architecture)

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Mining)

Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) 

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

3 University of the New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts/Arts

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Information Systems

Bachelor of International Studies

Bachelor of Media (Public Relations & Advertising)

Bachelor of Food Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering with Architecture) (Honours)

Bachelor of Economics/Computer Science

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Bachelor of Information Systems

Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions

4 University of Queensland Brisbane, Queensland Bachelor of Arts Major in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Bachelor of Arts Major in Ancient Greek

Bachelor of Arts Major in Ancient History

Bachelor of Commerce Major in Accounting

Bachelor of Commerce Major in Business Analytics

Bachelor of Commerce Major in Finance/HR/Marketing

Bachelor of Science Major in Marine Biology 

Bachelor of Science Major in Food Technology

Bachelors of Science/Arts – Engineering and IT

Bachelors (Hons) and Masters combined courses

Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science Major in Microbiology (/and different chemistry and biological fields)

Bachelor of Science Major in Food Technology

Bachelor of Science Major in Physics

Bachelor of Science Major in Statistics

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology

5 Monash University Melbourne, Victoria Bachelor of Fine Art

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business 

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics (Double Degree)

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Marketing 

Bachelor of Finance

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Computer Science 

Bachelor of Information Technology

6 University of the Western Australia Perth, Western Australia Bachelor of Arts- Archaeology

Bachelor of Arts – Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts – English and Literary Studies

Bachelor of Arts – Classics and Ancient History

Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy 

Bachelor of Human Sciences

Bachelor of Arts – Work and Employment Relations

Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting

Bachelor of Commerce – Business Analytics

Bachelor of Commerce – Finance/HR/Marketing/Management

Bachelor of Arts – Human Geography and Planning

Bachelor of Science – Anatomy and Human Biology/Botany/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Chemistry/Environmental management/Conservation Biology/etc

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) – Architecture

Bachelor of Environmental Design – Architecture (Extended Major)

7 University of Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia Bachelor of Arts 

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Finance and Banking

Bachelor of Economics with Bachelor of Finance and Banking 

Bachelor of Enterpreneurship and Innovation

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Medical Studies

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics

Bachelor of Biotechnology 

Bachelor of Nursing

8 Flinders University Adelaide, South Australia Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Digital Media)

Bachelor of Commerce 

Bachelor of Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Business (International Business/HR/Management/Marketing/Sports management)

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Nursing (Preregistration)

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health/Physiology/Neuroscience/Psychology/Therapy) 

Deakin University Melbourne and Geelong Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of International Studies 

Bachelor of Film, Television, and Animation (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Marketing (Psychology)

Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business Analytics

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Computer Science

Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Cyber Security 

10 Macquarie University Sydney, New South Wales Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Media and Communications 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education 

Bachelor of Social Science 

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Applied Finance 

Bachelor of Business Administration 

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Bachelor of Business Analytics 

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Medical Science

Bachelor of Archaeology

Bachelor of Planning

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Game Design and Development

Which English language tests are accepted by Australian institutions?

Australian educational institutions are one of the most in demand in the world. Students from Southeast Asia, Indian Peninsula, Japan, and the Oceania region are immigrating to Australia for their quality education. 

Australia is an English-speaking nation and hence its universities require proof of english language proficiency from those whose first language is not English. But worry not as the criteria for the proof is very mild and easy to accomplish. Immigrant students have multiple options to choose from in the form of English Language Proficiency Tests. The tests and their minimum requirements are listed below. 

  1. IELTS

International English Language Testing System is one of the most widely accepted English Language tests in the world. The test centers are available all around the globe and are conducted by British Council, IDP Education, and Cambridge English Assessment. The test is about 2 hours and 45-55 minutes long and is divided into 4 sections, namely, listening, speaking, writing, and reading. 

The minimum requirement to get admission into an Australian institution is 6.0 bands overall with no less than 5.5 bands in any of the sections separately. 

  1. PTE Academics

Pearson Test of English is a relatively new test that is regulated by the Pearson PLC group and is widely accepted in Australia. It has 3 sections namely, speaking and writing, reading, and listening, and is 2 hours and 15 minutes long. It is the recommended test for Australian Institutions as it is very widely known and accessible. 

The minimum score required to get admission into an Australian institution is a minimum of 50 in 

each section. 

  1. TOEFL

The test of English as a Foreign Language is the oldest of all the english language proficiency tests. It is not as widely accepted as IELTS but is equal in terms of difficulty. The test is conducted by Education Testing Service. TOEFL iBT is around 3-3.5 hours long and is divided into 4 sections, namely, listening, speaking, writing, and reading.

The minimum requirement to get admission into an Australian institution is 46 but 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 21 in writing, and 18 in speaking are preferred. 

There are multiple options when it comes to english tests, it’s up to the person appearing for them. PTE is recommended for people wanting Australian or New Zealand institutions. But IELTS is equally accepted.

Can students work during their studies in Australia?

Yes, if you won a student visa (subclass 500), you are eligible for working 40 hours every two weeks on-campus or off-campus. Australia is known for having one of the highest wage rate systems as well. But there are a few restrictions

  1. The course you are enrolled in must be at least 2 years long
  2. You can only work 40 hours every two weeks but are eligible to work unlimited hours during the holiday breaks.
  3. You can only start working once your study program at the university/college starts.

What are the accommodation options available in Australia?

Whether you immigrate to a metropolitan city or a town or even the countryside, you won’t phase an accommodation problem in Australia. Immigrants will have multiple options to choose from and decide according to their budget and needs.

  1. Student Share Room

It is a shared room taken up by generally 2 or 3 students. It is a great option for those who have some budget restrictions as the rent gets split every week. The room has basic amenities like a washing machine, dryer, cleaner, TV, microwave, etc. You need to look for the internet and other luxuries yourself only, which in turn will also get split between the roommates. 

The average rent per week is 140-190AUD per person.

  1. Homestay

Homestay or PG (Paid Guest) as widely known in India, is another great option for people who are looking for accommodations with meals or cooking included. It is a costly option as compared to the shared room but includes every amenity that a shared room provided.

It will cost an average of 260AUD per week per person.

2. Hostels

It is a great place for people who have just arrived in Australia and are looking for accommodation. People also consider it for the medium term till they start doing a job or get financially stable. 

A hostel room rent per week is 195-260AUD per person


3. Student Apartments

These can be university-provided accommodations near the campus area designed for housing multiple students (hundreds). The rent varies from place to place. It is a relatively safe place and provides a lot of freedom to the students. 

  1. On-Campus housing

Many students can opt for university/college-provided housing in the campus areas. It is the safest option and has relatively less freedom than an off-campus apartment. There can be restrictions on the entry and exit timings due to it being on campus. The rent is different for different institutions.

2. Hotel/BnB

These are great options for a short-term stay for those who just arrived in Australia and are looking for accommodation options for the long term in and around the city. People often use this method when coming to Australia. The rent/cost depends on the hotel/BnB you book.

3, Renting a room in a share house

A sharehouse is a house with multiple rooms, which provides a great advantage to those who are looking for sharing rent with a room/housemate. People often share rooms within the sharehouse to make it even cheaper for them. It helps in cutting costs a lot.


4. Renting a house to share with other flatmates

This is a rather expensive yet very free and private way to live. You can rent a house and then look for people to share rent with. You can find people on the internet through apps or people in your university or job. 

There are multiple ways through which you can live in Australia. It insanely depends on the financial freedom and budget restrictions you have. If you wish to know more about the accommodation costs, please check out our website or give us a message on our Instagram. 

February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023

Ireland has recently gained a lot of popularity in the immigration sector. This is because of its booming and changing economy. The country is now developing into a more industrial and service frontier. The low tax rates and higher pay are allowing people to dream of Ireland as their preferred destination for Ireland. Be it, students or workers, Ireland is opening up its regulations to let more people into its territory for economic and cultural growth, which in turn is also resulting in a higher standard of living and subsequently an ever-increasing happiness index of the EU member.

Is Ireland hard to Immigrate to?

Ireland, these days, is put in the same league or pedestal as Australia or the UK when it comes to immigration. Ireland is an EU member and hence is considered very immigration friendly for both the students looking for higher education and for the people looking for work in the Emerald Isle. 

People looking for higher studies need to qualify for the basic requirements to get admission to incredible and world-renowned Irish Universities and colleges. It is also becoming a great alternative for people who do not qualify for British Universities. You need to have a 55-60% minimum in your high school results if you wish to immigrate there for graduation and above 60% in graduation if you’re looking for post-graduation opportunities. You also need to provide a minimum of 6.5 bands in IELTS (minimum of 6.0 in every section), or equivalent in other language tests. One can expect a reply for the same in the time frame of 8 weeks. 

Indians who want to work in Ireland have to secure a work permit/visa because of EU regulations. You can apply for a two-year work permit for 1000 EUR. You also need to fulfill many requirements in order to acquire a work permit. If you work in a lab, healthcare, or IT, you are eligible for Critical Skills Employment Permit which allows the visa process to be a lot shorter and the person can expect a positive response as well. This is due to the shortages Ireland is facing in these professions. 

Where do most immigrants to Ireland come from?

Ireland is becoming a preferred destination for many EU and Non-EU member nation’s residents. Around 12.9% of the Irish population comprises immigrants. This number sums up to a total of 645000 immigrants. 

People from all around the globe contribute to this number, the most prominent of those are immigrants from the United Kingdom, Poland, Lithuania, and many other eastern-European nations. Australia, the USA, and Canada account for high numbers as well when it comes to non-EU nations. 

According to a census in 2021, the total number of Indians in the Irish borders is close to 21000 making it one of the top contributors to the immigrant population of Ireland from Asia. 

Is Ireland a good place to live for immigrants?

For the people considering Ireland as a preferred destination for immigration, it is great news that the Irish economy is on the rise and is projected to only go up in the near future. This means more job opportunities and there will be a possibility that the country will allow more people in and provide them with Permanent Residency and eventually citizenship if they qualify. 

Ireland is considered one of the most immigration-friendly countries in the world along with Australia, the UK, Canada, and the USA. The country has an insanely welcoming nature and is very open to different cultures because of being a part of the EU. This makes the country an ethnically diverse nation and a place for mental as well as financial growth. 

The universities of the country accept people who switch streams and you can even immigrate to Ireland, if requirements are fulfilled, without a job there. Though this will make finding a job very difficult. 

The cost of living, although, is relatively high in the country. Even the rental prices reach sky-high. The income tax also takes a big cut but provides you with a lot of facilities like free healthcare facilities and whatnot. But if you want to live not so much of a high-standard life, but instead a basic lifestyle with all the amenities you need, Ireland will easily work for you. The pay rate in the country allows financial freedom to the working class and even to the students working part-time. Students often pay their own tuition fees for the subsequent years, without any or minimum parental support,  while sustaining themselves in the country. 

Is it worth migrating to Ireland?

With Ireland becoming a booming economy, in the near future, Ireland will become one of the best nations to live in the world. Job opportunities are already skyrocketing, especially for the sciences sector and IT sectors. Other than that, Irish education, for those who are interested in higher education from Ireland, the country boasts a collection of world-renowned universities and colleges. It is best known for its management and sciences courses. 

As mentioned above, Ireland is becoming a major powerhouse in the economic sector, hence it will result in them inviting more immigrants to keep up with the workforce that will be required for subsequent growth. This will result in positive outcomes for more PR applicants, and them converting into citizens eventually. 

Free healthcare facilities are also available to PR holders in the country. The country boasts an overall high standard of living and an opportunity to travel to the rest of Europe. People generally travel to the UK for work and even enjoy their vacations in mainland Europe exploring countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, etc. 

Which is better Ireland or Canada?

When it comes to overall immigration facilities, higher education institutions, job opportunities, pathways for immigration, and overall friendliness for non-native english speaking nations like India, Pakistan, and China, Canada is much better. 

Ireland is very friendly when it comes to student immigration but lacks in the PR and citizenship department as of now, which will probably change in the future. Even in that sector, Canada beats Ireland as the Canadian workforce relies a lot on foreign workers working within Canada which is the reason for the sudden growth of the North American Giant. 

Canada offers various pathways for immigrants through which they can swiftly apply for immigration and can complete the process very easily, especially for countries like India and China, Canada offers Student Direct Stream which streamlines the visa application process for foreign students enrolled in Canada. 

Along with that, permanent residency and citizenship opportunities are way higher in Canada due to its low population with regard to its workforce needs and the country’s size. 

Both Canada and Ireland are regarded as one the best countries to immigrate to, but due to Canada being in this field for a long and introducing multiple programs for people, Canada takes a giant lead in immigration numbers and friendliness. 

Is it easy for Indians to get PR in Ireland?

Ireland is one of the many countries that grant PR to Indians or Indian passport holders. The process is not easy nor is it difficult. In the end, it depends on how long you have been working there and what you have been working in. There are many ways through with you can apply for PR in Ireland as an Indian. 

  1. Critical Skill Employment Permit: This allows the person who has a job offer from an Irish employer for at least 2 years with remuneration of at least 30000EUR/yr. The worker must possess a skill that is in demand in the Irish Labor Market. 
  2. Family: If your spouse or a family member is living in Ireland, you can travel with them to Ireland with or without a visa (depending on whether they have PR or citizenship respectively).
  3. Student: You can also acquire permanent residency in Ireland through student route. no The student is allowed to live in the country if they are in an authorized college and covered health insurance with proof of funds for sustainability in the country. If they find a job after their studies, they can apply for a work permit and after 2-3 years at maximum, they can apply for permanent residency. This is the most prominent way.
February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023

CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System is a tool used by the Canadian government to determine the eligibility for a candidate to receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for a Canadian PR. The system scores the candidates based on their profiles out of 1200. The factors in this profile that can affect one’s total points are age, education, language proficiency, Canadian Work Experience, arranged employment in the National Occupation Classification, and many other factors like skill transferability, work experience of living sibling/spouse/family member in Canada, etc.  

The CRS should not be confused with the point system through which one’s eligibility for Express entry is calculated. If one scores 67 out of the 100 points, the person is considered eligible for PR via Express Entry. After which the person needs to score well on the CRS scale.    

The people who score the highest in CRS out of 1200 points are given the Invitation to Apply (ITA) through a draw system. This is majorly influenced by what job is the person currently doing or what sector/ skill a candidate belongs to. This is due to the fact that Canada has National Occupation Classification (NOC) lists, the higher you have your occupation and skill on the list, the more points you’ll get. This makes sure that Canada provides permanent settlement to the people who will help in the development of the Canadian Economy. 

If you have apple through provincial nomination programs, you are directly awarded 600 points, which is more than enough to get an ITA. 

How many points do you need for CRS?

The cut-off points change every year but a minimum of 450 points are considered a must when talking about a Canadian PR through Express Entry System. If you fail to score 450 points, you should look for Provincial Nominee Programs or QSWP if you are a french speaker.

With a spouse or common-law partner a person should score a maximum of 460 points total for all factors and without a common-law partner or spouse, the person maximum of 500 points total for all factors. These are the points that are considered safe and have a high chance of positive response in the form of ITA. 

Are 450 points for CRS score good?

The score, in the end, depends on the in-demand occupations and the province you are applying permanent residency for. Regardless, 450 is considered a good score and can fetch you an ITA as well. The chances will be low but not very low as the cut-off revolves around this number only.

Can I get PR with a 350 CRS score?

This score will not fetch you an ITA in any way. There’s a very low chance that it might get you one but the growing competition will only take the cutoffs higher and without a common-law partner or a spouse, getting an ITA with 350 points on the CRS scale are near to impossible.

February 10, 2023

Biometrics, simply put, are unique physical characteristics of an individual. They can be used to differentiate a person from another or check the authenticity of a person. Canadian Immigration requires you to submit your biometrics in the form of a photo, iris recognition, and a fingerprint. These biometrics are valid for a maximum of 10 years. 

When it comes to immigration, especially Canadian Immigration, biometrics is one of the last and most important steps of a visa application. Not all immigration pathways ask for biometrics, but most do. One needs to pay the biometrics fee and submit their biometrics along with the application, to ensure there are no application processing delays. These are important to check one’s identity in Canada upon their arrival. It is also important for their subsequent stay in the country.

Who needs to submit their biometrics?

People who are applying for the following need to submit their biometrics 

  1. Visitor visa
  2. Study/Work Permit
  3. Permanent Residence (PR)
  4. Refugee and Asylum status
  5. Study/Work Permit extension
  6. Extension of your stay, visitor record
  7. A new applicant for the above-mentioned categories. The validity of the biometrics is 10 years, so it is very much possible that their biometrics are still valid upon their re-application.

When do you need to submit your Biometrics?

Upon completing your application, you need to pay your Biometrics fee of 85 CAD. The fee payment confirmation then will generate a BIOMETRIC INSTRUCTION LETTER. 

This letter is very important as it will allow you to schedule an appointment at the nearest Biometric Collection site. It is advised to follow this procedure and apply for an appointment as soon as you get your Biometric instruction letter. People often go for a medical examination and biometrics collection together. The list of biometrics collection sites is available on this website.

Biometrics, simply put, are unique physical characteristics of an individual. They can be used to differentiate a person from another or check the authenticity of a person. 

Canadian Immigration requires you to submit your biometrics in the form of a photo, iris recognition, and a fingerprint. These biometrics are valid for a maximum of 10 years. 

When it comes to immigration, especially Canadian Immigration, biometrics is one of the last and most important steps of a visa application. Not all immigration pathways ask for biometrics, but most do. One needs to pay the biometrics fee and submit their biometrics along with the application, to ensure there are no application processing delays. These are important to check one’s identity in Canada upon their arrival. It is also important for their subsequent stay in the country. 

Who needs to submit their biometrics?

People who are applying for the following need to submit their biometrics 

  1. Visitor visa
  2. Study/Work Permit
  3. Permanent Residence (PR)
  4. Refugee and Asylum status
  5. Study/Work Permit extension
  6. Extension of your stay, visitor record
  7. A new applicant for the above-mentioned categories. The validity of the biometrics is 10 years, so it is very much possible that their biometrics are still valid upon their re-application. 

When do you need to submit your Biometrics?

Upon completing your application, you need to pay your Biometrics fee of 85 CAD. The fee payment confirmation then will generate a BIOMETRIC INSTRUCTION LETTER. 

This letter is very important as it will allow you to schedule an appointment at the nearest Biometric Collection site. It is advised to follow this procedure and apply for an appointment as soon as you get your Biometric instruction letter. People often go for a medical examination and biometrics collection together. The list of biometrics collection sites is available on this website

Then you need to go to your nearest Collection site and submit your Biometrics. Your biometrics will then get updated in your account as soon as they are processed. 


December 14, 2022

With your dream college/university now acquired and the clock is ticking for your time in the home country as a new adventure awaits. But wait before you leave for the Great White North, you need to make sure that you have got the below listed essential items with you. This list will get you all set for your stay in Canada, so treat it like an essentials checklist!


Canada documents checklist

Well, this one is pretty understood, make sure you take ALL your documents with your before you leave the house. Forgetting even one important document can lead to some difficulties that no one would really want to face. Make sure you get all the further listed documents:


  1. Your Passport
  2. Photocopy of Home country’s driver’s license or a birth certificate
  3. Letter of Acceptance from a Canadian institution 
  4. Study Permit (obtained via a Letter of Acceptance)
  5. Finance proof
  6. Copy of medical examination and prescribed medicines
  7. Student Global Health Insurance proof

Financial Proof

Financial Proof​

You need to show proof of funds required for your stay over in Canada for 1 year. You need to show:

  1. Bank statement for the last four months
  2. GIC- Guaranteed Investment Certificate in Canadian Financial Institution
  3. Proof of student loan (If any)
  4. Scholarship Proof (if any)
  5. Bank Draft
  6. Proof of tuition fee payment
  7. ITR Report
  8. A letter from the person or school giving you money 



What many people don’t take seriously is accommodation. What people often do is book a homestay or Airbnb for the first few days of their stay and find a house there while being in the country themselves. This method is not considered bad but moving to a new country can be very hectic, especially during the first few days. 

It will be problematic to look for accommodation there. It is advised to sort out the accommodation a few days before you leave your home country. One can opt for either off-campus or on-campus housing depending on their preferences and variables (budget). 

Health Insurance

Overseas health insurance

Overseas health insurance is advised for international students in Canada. This is important because many provinces in Canada do not provide health insurance that is publicly funded. Then you need to get a private one or get one issued from the college/university. Private health insurances and Overseas healthcare generally cover many more things as compared to publicly funded health insurance.

Bank Account

Bank Account​ canada

An international student should open a bank account in a Canadian Bank. You can either go for a bank that is on your university’s campus or you can go for a bank that is providing you the services you need.


Laptop ​

Well coming to the tech part, you should essentially get a new laptop for your stay in Canada. The digital classrooms, with thousands of pages of notes, assignments, important documents, and whatnot, a laptop is very important for a university student. 

One can choose between windows or mac, as both will work just fine but the end decision depends on your personal need and preferences.

Mobile and Service Plan

Mobile and Service Plan

It is a no-brainer that you would need to sort yourselves out a new mobile phone and a service plan. You can do the same as soon as you reach Canada or from your home country as well.

Winter Clothes

Winter Clothes​

In most provinces, the winters are freezing cold, the average temperature can range from -5 to -15 degrees celsius. November and December are snowfall-heavy. Not just that, the western coast is notorious for its heavy rainfall weather as well.

The country as a whole can get to freezing cold temperatures at some points during the year. Adapting to the Canadian weather will also take a lot of time as the winters we experience in India are nothing compared to the winters in the northern hemisphere. 

So it becomes a necessity to get some winter clothes suitable for negative temperatures and freezing cold conditions. Gloves, caps, mufflers, bomber jackets, etc. are very important for your stay in the country. For western provinces, waterproof boots, rain jackets, umbrellas, etc are important.

These are the 8 essentials you would need during your stay in Canada. It is advised to get most of them sorted while being in the home country to not get entangled in these things while being a completely alien country. 

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

Canada, a nation known for its immigration friendliness has now dropped some big changes in the immigration process. Their Express entry system is about to have some specific changes to get the right people in Canada who will make the country grow and thrive. Express Entry System used to do a two-week system, in which they used to provide a certain number of immigrants a permanent residency based on their CRS scores. Being one of the main methods to bring immigrants to Canada permanently, this would result to be a very big change.


For this year, the IRCC will continue with the normal draw system but from the very next year, IRCC will start doing “targeted draws”. Canada will also try to move away from the CRS system. Minister Sean Fraser said that this system does not yield satisfactory results in bringing the in-demand skilled and deserving immigrants to the country who are much needed for Canada’s growth. According to him, the CRS system “restricts” the right candidates.

Canada will now target its labor shortage and the market needs to bring the right people to tackle its weaknesses. This makes the draw targeted as people with certain skillset will be given an advantage over the other. Earlier it was all based on their CRS scores and the lucky draw system.

All these changes do not suggest that Canada will stop allowing people to their country, instead Canada is about to up its immigration numbers in the coming years. Canada is planning on allowing 465000 new immigrants in 2023, 485000 in 2024, and 500000 new immigrants in 2025.

The target draw will be very beneficial for professions like nurses and doctors as Canada is planning on inviting more healthcare workers.

This target draw system will furthermore increase immigrant retention rates. This is because of the fact that there are more opportunities in Canada due to the particular skill’s high demand and government support.

More updates are yet to be announced and will be announced soon. Follow Beyond Immigration to get your Canadian immigration sorted and be up to date with Canadian Immigration news.

March 2, 2022

A ray of hope can be there for the international students if their post-graduation work permits in Canada are expiring soon. As already discussed earlier the two million backlogs of Canada regarding immigration, the country is working towards expanding the Express Entry system and opening up pathways for international students and temporary foreign workers to grant permanent residency in Canada.

The skilled workers looking forward to settling down in Canada have an online Express Entry system. This system is used by Canada to manage immigration applications. The three types of immigration programs managed under the Express Entry program includes the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Due to the increasing backlogs, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) paused the issuance of CEC invitations which is known to be the most common route for post-graduate work permit holders for obtaining a permanent residency.

In a recent detailed discussion that took place on 16th February 2022, about the state of Canadian immigration that considered the matter to look into making the Express Entry system more flexible for the candidates and the CEC draws would be resumed in the near future.

As of now, the immigration levels plan is seeing constant improvements and the balance will be shifting back as before in the next couple of years. Canada is estimated to welcome a record number of federal skilled workers, including the Canadian Experience Class in the upcoming three years.

In the mandate letter, Fraser stated that he would be prioritizing to broaden the options for the candidates to receive PR status for the international students as well as the temporary workers especially for the candidates whose right to remain in Canada has been affected due to the IRCC delays despite contributing to the Canadian economy significantly. 

Express Entry Expansion to tackle the backlogs

A piece of concern rose out even after the reassurance of Fraser that the immigration applications will be tackled shortly that included the loosing of skilled immigrants to other countries which are working to reform their immigration system to welcome the new candidates and stating that everyone is in a race for global talent but when it comes to Canada, there’s no such question of winning the race. 

According to the new strategy of IRCC to welcome more immigrants in the upcoming years under the Immigration Level Plan 2022-24 which is looking forward to admitting 431,645 applicants in 2022 aiming to attract skilled workers to occupy the labour shortages rose because of the pandemic and also including refugee resettlement for the candidates looking forward to seeking asylum in Canada.

The economic class admissions are going to admit most of the immigrants under the new plan. However, Canada has decided to halt the admission categories such as CEC, FSWP, and the FSTP and inviting only Provincial Nominee Program candidates for applying Express Entry system since September 2021.

Research made by the CIC news states that Canada is having 64,890 CEC and FSWP candidates’ pendency till 1st February 2022. Fewer immigrants were welcomed due to the new Immigration Levels Plan through Express Entry this year.

It is necessary for the PGWP holders to be eligible for CEC or Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) before the expiration of their PGWP. The freezing of Invitation to Apply scares the Canadian credentialed, skilled workers of getting their permanent residency progress derailed. It is also a negative point for the Canadian employers who wish to keep them as stated by the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association in the matter of the Express Entry pathway.

Concrete and systematic planning to tackle the short staffing in IRCC’s application processing is required necessarily. Not providing a permanent solution to the problem will lead to the casualty of resource mismanagement for the international graduates with PGWP in Canada.   

A warning has been generated by the CILA that mentions the hardships because of the September 2021 pause in the Canadian Experience Class invitations for the thousands of international students and temporary foreign workers who have contributed to Canada’s economy and society and are now only left with limited permanent residency spots for them. 

March 2, 2022

Best immigration program for Canada

Express Entry Program

Canada has community-oriented, polite, and friendly people; as a result, it becomes easy for the immigrants to adapt to the new atmosphere and people. The express entry program was launched in 2015, and this helps a candidate to attain Canada’s permanent residency as soon as possible. The candidates are required to have a graduation degree, at least three years of work experience, and English language proficiency. International students can obtain permanent residency under the Express Entry system. The program includes a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which is a point-based system that includes an evaluation system that the candidates are required to clear to be eligible for the express entry program. The program has helped the professional’s immigration to Canada a lot easier.

  • The express entry system offers three significant immigration programs:-

Federal skilled worker (FSW) – this is an initiative for skilled employees who are looking forward to gaining foreign work experience and wish to immigrate to Canada. Under this program, skilled immigrants are largely welcomed in Canada. The candidate gets opportunities based on the abilities of the candidate. A Canadian secondary or postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree, or a complete foreign credential with an assessment of the credential from a CIC-approved agency is required for the international candidates. The work experience of one-year full-time or equivalent part-time paid work in the last 10 years can also be considered. The job will be of skill type 0 or skill levels A or B as well as having language proficiency with Canadian Language Benchmark 7. 

Canadian express class (CEC) – the candidates who are already working in Canada and looking to obtain permanent residency in the country are suitable for the Canadian express class. The working experience required for CEC is 12 months of skilled work experience within three years before applying for CEC. The processing time required for a Canadian experience class is about 3-4 months and it is stated to be one of the quickest ways to attain a permanent residency in Canada.

A federal skilled trade (FST) – the federal skilled trades are economic immigration programs that are prioritized to work in traders’ occupations. It is qualified for the tradespersons who want to immigrate to Canada. The Canadian Language Benchmark 5 is required for the candidates. The international applicants are required to have an offer of full-time employment for a full year at minimum. 

Other programs through which candidates can immigrate to Canada

Provincial Nominee Program

Canada’s provincial nominee program is a way of immigrating and obtaining permanent residency in the country for individuals who are interested in a specific Canadian province or territory. PNP’s are stated to be a part of an economic immigration strategy, this is designed to attract workers who can contribute to the country’s economy with a high likelihood of settling in that province. For contributing to the country’s economy, students, semi-skilled workers, skilled workers, and business people can settle down permanently in any particular province or territory in Canada. For the qualification to get PNP in Canada, a candidate should have skills, education, and work experience, and also sufficient funds to support them as well as their family.

Spouse Visa

Canada has been identified as a country that is best for raising a family. Spouse visa is accessible and common in Canada. Firstly, a person has to obtain a permanent residency in Canada and the next step is to apply for a spouse visa for their partner. Obtaining a spouse visa in Canada isn’t very difficult; one has to follow the standard process. The application of spouse visa for Canada PR has a higher variable compared to other visa application procedures. The main component required to attain a spouse visa is to provide the documentation to prove that your relationship with the sponsored partner is genuine. If the applicant is married, he/she will have to provide mandatory documents such as a marriage certificate as well as all other essential documents. The people who choose to live in a common-law relationship have to provide documented evidence of their 12 month cohabitation period in place of a marriage certificate.

Student visa

When it comes to studying abroad, Canada is pretty much popular among Indian students because Canada is known to be the best place for higher studies. Canada offers world-class education and largely focuses on research programs. The students who have great research ideas are supported by getting scholarships from educational institutions. If the student wishes to work while studying, they get an opportunity to earn as well. The study permit issued to the international student is valid for the entire duration of the educational program and the students get 90 days after that to stay in the country and prepare to leave or to apply for the extension of their visa. The cost of a student permit from India is around CAD 150. The candidates can get a PGWP after completing their education and starting working in Canada. The PGWP can open the pathway for international students to apply for permanent residency after some years.

Which is the easiest province to immigrate to Canada?

When it comes to getting permanent residency in Canada, Alberta and British Columbia are considered easy options for PNP and considering the best state for getting a PNP from a province in Canada is Ontario because it is Canada’s most popular destination for immigrants that invites a bunch of newcomers to the bustling city of Ontario the state provides a highly growing tech-jobs sector. The state offers a wide variety to the immigrants as well as a good lifestyle. 

Can I immigrate to Canada without a job offer?

Canada welcomes candidates even without a job offer. The Canadian immigration system is highly versatile and dynamic and the country has a wide variety of opportunities for the candidate to grab job opportunities after their arrival. If the candidate is immigrating to Canada without a job offer, it is required to show sufficient funds to maintain the family expenditure for the first three months.

Requirements of funds for immigrating to Canada

The main requirement is that the applicant has to show proof of sufficient financial amount in their bank account to support them as well as their spouse or dependent children( if any) in Canada. 

As stated by the IRCC, the most popular program for immigrating to Canada is the Express Entry system which requires a minimum of CAD 13,213 for the savings to support their stay in the country.