Federal Skilled Worker program

The FSW category is prescribed as a class of persons who are skilled workers, who may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada, and who intend to reside in a province other than Quebec.


This program has minimum requirements:

  • Plan to reside in a province other than Quebec
  • At least secondary education required
  • Language ability

 A minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in writing, reading, listening and speaking abilities.

  • Skilled work experience

At least 1 year of continuous work or 1,560 hours total in National Occupational Classification (NOC) job group( 0, A, B) in the past 10 years


6 selection factors affect your eligibility for the federal skilled worker program.

6 selection factors are:

  1. Language skills points
  2. Education points
  3. Work experience points
  4. Age points
  5. Arranged employment in Canada points
  6. Adaptability points

If you score lower than 67 points, you won’t qualify for the program.

Once the applicants are in the Express Entry pool, the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) will be used to rank applicants’ profile.

the highest-ranking candidates is selected from the Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for permanent resident.

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