Federal Skilled Worker
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) selects immigrants based on their ability to succeed economically in Canada. After meeting eligibility requirements, applicants are assessed against selection criteria, also known as the “points grid.” There are 100 points available to applicants, with points awarded for official language abilities, age, education, work experience, employment already arranged in Canada, and adaptability. The current pass mark is 67.
In order to be found eligible to submit the application, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- You must have at least one year of continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time work experience in the same job.
- You must meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7.
- You must have at least a secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.
- You must demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada, unless you are currently working in Canada and have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada.
IF YOU MEET ALL THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE SELECTION FACTORS:
- your English and/or French proficiency,
- your education,
- your work experience,
- your age,
- whether you have a valid job offer, and
- your adaptability.
If you would like to know whether you could be eligible to immigrate to Canada in the Federal Skilled Worker Class or under other programs, we invite you to complete our online assessment questionnaire: On-line Assessment Questionnaire
Last updated: 18.03.2016