Education, a valued factor
Candidates with higher level of education increase their chances of getting more points. For this reason it is important to have a fully updated and assessed education section in the profile of all education levels, not just the highest one. Canadian degrees, diplomas, certificates and any additional education are also ways of getting more points in the CRS. Candidates who have studied outside Canada must prove their education level trough an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). They have to keep in mind that Canadian equivalencies may vary from one credential to another. The CRS gives more points for multiple credentials and they are also helpful for becoming eligible under a PNP (Provincial Nominee Program). It is also important that candidates have all the information required complete because an Express Entry PNP categories often open and close within days or hours. If a candidate has a secondary school diploma, he or she can get only 30 points over 150 points in the CRS. However, if a candidate has a masters or entry to practice professional degree, he or she can get up to 135 points in the CRS. Another way of getting more points is by entering to the pool under the CEC (Canadian Experience Class) program. In fact, Candidates can get up to 200 points through the assessment of their educational levels in Canada. Within them, 150 points come from human capital and 50 points come from language ability and/or Canadian work experience. If you are a CEC candidate, you must get an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) in order to increase your possibilities of being eligible. If you do not know how to do it, Immigration Pros can give you many options and solutions.