The Federal Skilled Worker Program is a Canadian Federal Immigration Program that attracts foreign-educated, skilled professional talent from abroad to Canada. The program is geared towards attracting talent who have at least ONE year of work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:
  • Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
  • Professional jobs (skill level A)
  • Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)

Minimum Requirements are:
  • skilled work experience - Minimum 1 year of full-time or equivalent part-time continuous work experience in the primary NOC you are applying under, within the last 10 years; you can get points for up to 3 years of work experience
  • language ability - minimum CLB 7
  • education - minimum secondary or post-secondary education, refer NOC Employment Requirements
  • Show Proof of Funds if you do not have a valid job offer
  • Must not be inadmissible to Canada
  • Must plan to live outside the province of Quebec

Selection Factors:
Once you meet the minimum requirements above your application is assessed against the following selection factors:
  • age
  • education
  • work experience
  • whether you have a valid job offer
  • English and/or French language skills
  • adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)
And your FSW points score is calculated using a Selection Factor Point Grid. You must score a minimum of 67/100 to be accepted into the Express Entry Pool.