The points of Express Entry, which is the most popular way to immigrate to Canada, are assigned on the basis of factors like age, language skills, education, and work experience. If you want to immigrate to Canada via Express Entry, you should do everything possible to increase your points. The more points you score, the higher your chances of getting Canadian permanent resident status. Here are some tips to increase your Express Entry points:
Improve your IELTS score
If you didn’t do well on IELTS, you could always retake the test to improve your score. Keep in mind that a good IELTS score can add up to 160 points to your Express Entry score. If you have done well on IELTS and had a minimum of 3 years work experience, your EE points will go up by an additional 50 points.
Choose the correct NOC code
Your work experience also contributes to your Express Entry points. However, you may find it difficult to accrue more work experience in a bid just to boost your EE points. Many applicants fail to leverage their work experience. Keep in mind that the Express Entry system relies on the National Occupational Classification (NOC) matrix to calculate work experience points.
Selecting the correct NOC code is crucial for achieving maximum EE points against your work experience. Also, you must prove the NOC code you have chosen is accurate and makes you eligible for the EE. Avoid falsifying your experience.
Job offer in Canada
If you have already got a job offer in Canada, your Express Entry score can go up by up to 200 points. Be sure to apply for jobs through the Canada Job Bank, in addition to exploring job opportunities via other online employment portals. You can even use social networks like LinkedIn to connect with Canadian employers and increase your prospects of getting a job offer.
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