Federal Skilled Worker Program

The skilled workers who have professionally recognized experience beneficial for the Canadian economy are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. All the applicants must pass through the following selection criteria which includes 6 parts and a total of 100 points out of which minimum accepted grade is 67:


A maximum of 12 points can be awarded based on your age on the day your application is received by the Centralized Intake Office


  • You must prove that you earned a Canadian diploma/certificate or prove that your foreign education is valid and equal to a completed Canadian credential by submitting and Educational Credential Assessment

  • You can be awarded a maximum of 25 points based on your highest level of education attained


  • Meet the minimum language requirements (CLB 7 for speaking, listening, reading and writing)

  • To get points for your second official language, you must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 in all four language areas

  • A maximum of 28 points can be awarded based on your language ability and that of your spouse (if applicable)

Work Experience

  • You must have acquired at least 1 year in the last 10 years of skilled work experience (NOC 0, A, B)

  • A maximum of 15 points can be awarded based on the number of years of your skilled work experience


  • A maximum of 10 points can be awarded based on your previous work/study in Canada, your arranged employment, the previous work/study of your spouse (if applicable) as well as his/her language ability, and your connections in Canada

Arranged Employment

  • A maximum of 10 points can be awarded if you have a permanent, full-time job offer from a Canadian employer in a NOC skill level 0, A or B occupation