It is common knowledge that the age limit for immigration to Canada is between 18 and 30 years. However, it has happened that someone who is already over 49 years old still enters Canada and meets all the requirements for the various immigration programs such as the Express Entry program, etc.
Canada has an Express Entry program for immigration. The entry system is the first choice for candidates who want to adjust quickly and gain financial benefits. People with lower age restrictions between 18 and 30 are generally considered suitable for the workforce.
The country is determined to attract qualified people, young people with a range of skills who can effectively fill these jobs. After all, the nation’s economic well-being is at stake.
Under the Express Entry system, applicants receive a score based on their age and the age of their spouse.
An applicant’s CRS score can be as high as 110 points (in the ranked list). If an applicant’s CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score is between 415 and 460 points, calls can be made.
To make it even clearer: Applicants who want to move to Canada should submit their application as early as possible to get as many age points as possible.
Assuming a 29-year-old achieves 110 CRS age points, his or her status deteriorates significantly once he or she turns 30. After age 39, only 55 points would be possible.
Age (most extreme score of 110).
Canadian immigrant applicants who are admitted to the Express Entry pool without a life partner can earn up to 110 points on this basis of the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System. Applicants with a life partner can receive up to 100 points. Canada gives preference to young immigrants, and applicants in their twenties receive the most points under this qualification criterion. Potential workers who are 45 years old or older do not receive Express Entry CRS points for their age.
Express Entry Age Points Grid (with a domestic partner):
Under 18 years old – score 0
18 years old – score 90
19 years old – score 95
20 to 29 years old – score 100
30 years old – score 95
31 years old – score 90
32 years old – score 85
33 years old – score 80
34 years old – score 75
35 years old – score 70
36 years old – score 65
37 years old – score 60
38 years old – score 55
39 years old – score 50
40 years old – score 45
41 years old – score 35
42 years old – score 25
43 years old – score 15
44 years old – score 5
45+ years old – score 0
So if you are now 45 years old and at the same time have a significant other who also has a college degree or relatives in Canada, or have a job offer, you may well have a chance to qualify. Ignore the assumption about the age limit when immigrating to Canada.
Even if you are within the age limits, I recommend you apply immediately. Whether you are eligible for the program will always depend on the current selection criteria.
If they change, you will no longer have a chance to apply for Canadian immigration despite having sufficient age limits.