I am 40 plus. Can I apply for a Canada PR?

I am 40 plus. Can I apply for a Canada PR?

Yes, certainly if you are above 40 and wish to apply for Canada PR there are different ways to achieve that. If you are worried about getting low score in comprehensive ranking system score for age you need not worry. You can always increase your marks in other categories.

Age is definitely just a number when it comes to fulfilling your dreams.

Here are some pathways which can easily increase your CRS score and get you Canada PR.

  • Job offer under Express Entry

Express entry is one of the fastest way for Canada PR.

  1. Once you are in the express entry pool you can always increase your ranking by applying for a job offer from the job bank.
  2.  A full time job offer can get you around 200 CRS points to your score.

The second option is

  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Provinces in Canada have PNP programs which list requirement for skilled workers as per their own labor market. So, if you have the desired skills as per provinces NOC you can qualify for PNP Canada program.


  1. In case a province nominates you, you can score 600 points for the provincial nomination.
  2. So even if the CRS score is low getting 600 points in the PNP program will make you cross 50 percent of the total marks.


The other option is

  • Self Employed Program

If you are an athlete, coach, singer, musician or have other artistic qualities you can qualify for self  employed program for Canada PR.


  1. In case you have certain artistic or athletic qualities you can easily qualify under the self employed program for Canada PR.
  2. The IELTS requirement for self employed program range from a minimum of 4 to maximum of 6.5 IELTS bands to qualify.

Also you just need minimum of 35 points out of 100 to qualify for this program.


In these programs you can achieve more points for work experience, language skills, education, adaptability and spousal points (if any). So in case you score points for these categories even if you score lesser for age, you can still apply for Canada PR easily.

So in a nutshell if you wish to apply for Canada PR irrespective of what might your age be it is best to consult an experienced licensed immigration officer who can assess your profile and guide you for the best program. West Highlander, established in the year 2005 are seasoned experts who can give you the best guidance and process your application with fast results.