Recently, many foreign nationals above 40 years old are considering immigrating to Canada. Canada offers a great environment to raise a family with a free public education system, universal healthcare, and a thriving economy.
While age plays an important factor in immigration, it is not the sole deciding factor. Therefore, you can recover the immigration points you lost because of your age through other areas.
How Can Individuals Over 40 Immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry System?
The best option at immigrating to Canada after 40 is through the federal Express Entry system. The Express Entry system manages applications for the 3 federal economic programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The Express Entry system reviews the candidates based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS is a points-based system that ranks you based on your age, language proficiency, education level, work experience, etc.
For the FSWP, a candidate must score at least 67 points out of 100 in the Points Assessment Grid based on the above-mentioned factors.
The CRS score gradually decreases after the age of 30. For every birthday after 30, the candidate will lose 5 points. After 40, the number rises to 10 points for every birthday. At 45, the candidate will receive no points for their age. To maintain your score after you turn 40, you will be required to get the maximum possible scores on the other categories.