• Federal skilled worker program is Canada’s prime immigration program, which allows the foreign skilled workers to settle in Canada with a permanent residency to fulfil the national workforce & economic needs.
  • This program was started in 1967, but candidates are invited to apply through the Express Entry System after its launch in 2015. This is a 5 years multiple entry visa, which allows foreign skilled workers to work and settle in Canada.
  • For the Federal Skilled Worker eligibility, you must meet the below minimum requirements.
  • Age Should Be 25 to 30
  • Any Bachelor and Masters Degree
  • 3 Year or More Skilled Work Experience
  • Language Ability (8777 Band in IELTS or CELPIP General)
  • Below is the point grid for the age factor.

  • Age

    Points

    17 years of age or less

    0

    18 years of age

    99

    19 years of age

    105

    20 to 29 years of age

    110

    30 years of age

    105

    31 years of age

    99

    32 years of age

    94

    33 years of age

    88

  • If you have studied in Canada, you must have a certificate of diploma or degree from a high school or post-secondary institution.
  • If you have completed your education outside Canada, you must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.

  • Education Qualification

    Maximum Points

    University degree or equivalent to PhD

    150 Point

    Holding a Masters Degree

    135 Points

    Holding a Double-Bachelor Degree

    128 Points

    Bachelor’s Degree

    120 Points

  • Work Experience
    You can get a maximum of 100 points with your work experience. For this, you must have 3 year or more of full-time skilled work experience or equivalent part-time work experience.
  • IELTS Test for English
    To apply for a study visa, PR or work permit it is very important to be able to communicate in English or at least one of the official languages of the country. In the same way, to apply for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker visa you should know English, French or both.

    For FSW Program, You need to score a minimum level of CLB 9


Reading

Speaking

Writing

Listening

CLB

6

6

6

6

CLB 7

6.5

6.5

6.5

7.5

CLB 8

7-7.5

7

7

8

CLB 9

8-9

7.5-9

7.5-9

8.5-9

CLB 10