Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program: 6 selection criteria for 67 points

There are a large number of people who want to come to Canada as skilled migrants, and most of them are trying to go on a student visa and some of the people who come under federal skilled worker program or provincial nominations programs (SINP, AIPP). Since I have already written an article on Canadian express entry, this time around, I would like to speak deeply about the Federal skilled worker program known as FSWP. Let’s start to talk about it.


We talked about an earlier article about the CRS Score System (take a look at the CRS Scale) because it is generally a the common way related to Express Entry. But I have seen most of the people are trying to come to Canada from the Federal Skilled Worker Category in recent times via the help of agents. Therefore, we’ll have to talk about another points based system. That’s the Federal Skilled Worker program points system. It is too long. Let’s say the federal point system. Here, the person who distributes 100 points on six factors and gets at least 67 marks is granted a permanent residency visa to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. If you’re under the FSWP, the most important thing is to see if you can get this 67 minimum points. If this get 67 points, then you can take care of the CRS.

Federal skilled worker 6 consideration factors for points

Now let’s see how the FSWP consideration factors divide its marks.

  1. English (or French) language skills – maximum 28 marks
  2. Educational Qualifications – Maximum 25 marks
  3. To Professional Experience – Maximum 15 marks
  4. Age – Maximum 12 marks
  5. To have a job opportunity in Canada – 10 marks maximum
  6. Utilization / Adaptability / Unity in Canada – 10 marks

Now let’s see how these factors divide into the respective categories and how we can take our 67 marks for federal skilled worker program accordingly.

1.English (or French) language skills – maximum 28 marks

Under this, you can get a CLB level of 9 or higher (this means IELTS, reading/writing/listening/speaking, respectively, 7/7/8/7 or higher), and you can get a maximum of 24 marks out of 6 in each section. If you can take CLB level 8 (6.5 / 6.5 / 7.5 / 6.5 respectively), you can add up to a maximum of 20 marks per 5. At the same time, CLB Level 7 (this means Reading / Writing / Listening / Speaking from IELTS 6/6/6/6) ) Can go up to a maximum of 16 points, and if CLB is below level 7 You are not eligible to get the points.

As we talked about here, the maximum we can get is 24! Yes, you can take the remaining four.

2. Educational Qualifications – Maximum 25 marks

If you have a PhD or equivalent, you can take all 25 marks. If you have two or more diplomas in a Canadian Master’s Degree (Collegiate, Faculty of Technology) or equivalent (ECA is essential here), you get 23 marks, one of which is at least three years.

You have Having three years, or more of diploma or degree (equivalent to a post-secondary education institution in Canada) gets 21 marks.

If you have a diploma of two years will give you 19 marks, a one-year diploma will provide you with a mark of 15 years and, you get five marks for Canadian equivalent high school diplomas. All these details are further categorized in the given link below;

Please refer the below link for more info on education marks:

3. To Professional Experience – Maximum 15 marks

Here are the types of jobs that are accepted for a career or job experience in the Canadian classification. Now look at the number of marks your work experience will get;

 1-year work experience – 9 marks

2-3 years’ work experience – 11 marks

4-5 years’ work experience – 13 marks

6+ work experience years- 15 marks

Please note that when it comes to the Job experience most of the time, it has to match with the field of study and must have proper proves for the experience. Do not try to give false information to immigration. You will be surely suspended for applying any visa to Canada

Please refer the below link for more info on work experience marks and occupation category;

4. Age – Maximum 12 marks

We talked about this age issue in a previous article (article in the CRS) Here too, when your age is above a certain threshold, the number of marks will decrease.

If under 18, the mark is 0

12 marks for age between 18-35 years

11 marks at age 36

10 marks at age 37

9 marks at age 38

8 marks at age 39  

If you are 40 years old, you can get 7 marks

6 marksAt the age of 41

5 marksAt the age of 42

4 marksAt the age of 43

3 marksAt the age of 44

2 marks At the age of 45

1 markAt the age of 46

47 or greater than 0 marks. (Looks so bad.)

More you wait, it will be a disadvantage for you on this federal skilled worker program.

5. To have a job opportunity in Canada – 10 marks maximum

If you can get at least one year’s job offer from Canada in respect of Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or Skill Level B (paid / full time and non-seasonal), then this is the point.
( I will further talk about the skill types and all that, keep in touch)

6. Utilization / Adaptability / Unity in Canada – 10 marks

Here you can combine the marks in several ways. For example, if your husband or wife did  IELTS, he or she gets a score of 5, CLB 4 or higher. (I mentioned in a previous article how to adjust the CLB level and IELTS). Five marks will be given. If you or your spouse have spent two or more years of education in Canada, you will get another 5 marks.

If you have previously worked in Canada for a year or more in one of the theses skilled type job categories Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or Skill Level B (paid / full time and non-seasonal), you can get all 10 marks, if your wife or husband is not the main applicant and working in the above mentioned skilled types, you get 5 marks.

If your blood relation, someone who lives in Canada (over the age of 18) as a citizen or permanent, you will have five marks.

This is how the sign is added to the Federal point system.

Calculate the points for federal skilled worker program

See how many marks you (and your wife, or your husband) can get. And in what ways can you increase the score. For example, if you work hard, you can increase the language mark. Also, keep in mind that as you increase the marks of professional experience, the marks of ageing will decrease. Another factor in raising the level of education is to think about age.

Now look at all this, and if you can get more than 67 points

You are eligible to apply for PR under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and now the next steps would be

  • Get ECA related to your education certificates =
  • Face  IELTS and get the desired CLB score( I prefer you to get a score IELTS 8 Overall)
  • Enter the Express Entry pool and wait for ITA to get the maximum CRS score.

if you can’t get the 67 marks for the Federal skilled worker program

Identify ways to increase the mark (such as language or two languages ​​/ educational qualifications / finding a job in Canada)

Else try the below thing;

  • Try to a work permit via Canadian employer for the PNP program
  • Enter into the express entry pool and make sure to pass the cut-off crs score for an Invitation ( I have talked about this on my previous post

It is all I need to explain to you about FSW, If you are willing to get through this process ( I am sure everyone will do eventually), you do not need an agent of anyone. You can follow all the steps and make your dream come true.

Please refer the below link Canadian government link for further info on federal skilled worker program;

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