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Federal Skilled Workers

Do you want to live permanently in Canada and work in a skilled job?

Find out if you are eligible to apply There are three immigration programs under Express Entry, and each has different requirements. One of them is Federal Skilled Workers.



The FSW classes are assessed according to a “selection grid” of a number of eligibility criteria including education, language, age and qualification needed to contribute to the Canadian labour market. Criteria may seem as EE, but points are assessed by a visa officer and awarded for specific factors as set out in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada. You can find out if you are eligible to apply for Canadian Immigration by answering some questions based on the following factors:


  • nationality
  • age
  • language ability
  • family members
  • education
  • work experience
  • details on any job offer


Based on your answers, you will be told what programs you may be eligible for, so be as accurate as you can.

POINT SYSTEM (Since 1976)

We are sure you must have heard about point system. Lets have a brief look into what Point System is. Canada has used a point system to assess skilled workers since 1976. Previously workers were known as ‘independent applicants’ because they were not financially reliant on sponsors or the government for their settlement. Purpose for designing was to improve consistency and fairness by reducing discretion and the potential in selecting immigrants. Minister sets out the pass mark, or “minimum number of points required of a skilled worker.” Minister may increase or decrease without any debate in House Of Commons, as per needs in Canada—Canadian social and economic landscape, changing demand of prospective immigrants. The current selection grid has been in place since 2013. Overall, the point system:


  • Gives higher priority to younger workers;
  • Places emphasis on fluency in official language, with the requirement to attain a minimum official language proficiency;
  • Awards points for Canadian work experience; and
  • Awards points for an applicant whose spouse has fluency in official language and/or has Canadian work experience


The Pass Mark of 67 is the current minimum required total out of possible 100 points for Six Selection Factors.

Selection Factors

Selection factors (IRPR)

Maximum Number of Points

Education (s 78)


Proficiency in Official Language (s 79)

28  (First Language 24 points and  Second Language 4 points)

Experience (s 80)


Age (s 81)


Arranged Employment (s 82)


Adaptability (s 83)




Current Pass Mark



This is very important that you calculate these points in a very careful way. Any mistakes made might bring negative results for someone’s application that could be very disappointing. To learn more about these in detail, how to calculate your points and how to apply under Federal Skilled Worker through express entry contact us and let the professional consultants assist you.