How to Improve your Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score - part 3 of 6
The education requirements are different depending on the immigration program you are applying to.
Candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker program are required to have a secondary (high school) or post-secondary education to be eligible. If completed outside of Canada, it is mandatory to have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from one of the recognized organizations in Canada.
Education is not a requirement under the Canadian Experience Class program. However, it is highly recommended that you get your education assessed as it will give you extra points. It could be the difference between receiving an ITA and waiting in the pool with no real chance of applying for PR.
If you have more than one post-secondary credential, you should get an ECA for both educations as it will give you extra points. The combination of post-secondary education with language skills and Canadian work experience could give you up to 50 extra points.
You can also complete another level of education or consider studying in Canada. You could get 15 or 30 points for a completed post-secondary Education in Canada.
Even though completing your program is not done easily and could take time, it must be taken into consideration when making your immigration plans.