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Federal Skilled Worker Program

In order to qualify to apply as a Federal Skilled Worker you need to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have at least one year of continuous full-time (30 hours per week) or an equal amount in part-time, paid work experience within the last ten years in an O, A or B occupation
  • Have a minimum score of a CLB 7 in all sections of an approved language test
  • The approved English language tests for Canada are the IELTS and the CELPIP
  • The approved French language test for Canada is the TEF
  • Have a minimum of 67 points based on the Federal Skilled Worker Points System (see breakdown below)
  • Have a valid educational credential assessment which shows a High School Diploma or higher

Have the required settlement funds for your family size as follows:

Number of Family Members
(Including Principal Applicant)
Required Amount of Funds
1$ 11,931
2$ 14,853
3$ 18,260
4$ 22,170
5$ 25,145
6$ 28,359
7 or more$ 31,574

The point’s system breakdown for the Federal Skilled Worker Points System is as follows:

AgePoints
0-180
18-3512
3611
3710
389
398
407
416
425
434
443
452
461
47 or Older0

Educational CredentialPoints
PHD25
Masters23
Two Post Secondary Qualifications, with one being three years or more in durations22
Three year or more qualification21
Two year qualification19
One year qualification15
High School5

You need to score a minimum of a CLB 7 on each section of your language test. The scores for the the IELTS, CELPIP and TEF are below:

CELPIP

CLB Level AchievedSpeaking SectionListening SectionReading SectionWriting SectionPoints received for that section
777774
888885
999996
10 and above10+10+10+10+6

IELTS 

CLB AchievedSpeaking SectionListening SectionReading SectionWriting SectionPoints received for that section
76.06.0 – 7.06.06.04
86.57.56.56.55
9 and above7.0-9.08.0 – 9.07.0-9.07.0-9.06

TEF

NCLC AchievedSpeaking
Section
Listening SectionReading SectionWriting SectionPoints received for that section
7310 – 348249 -279207 – 2323104
8349 – 370280 – 297233 – 247349 – 3705
9 and above371 +298 +248 +371 +6

CELPIP

CLB LevelSpeaking SectionListening SectionReading SectionWriting Section
55-125-125-125-12

IELTS 

CLB LevelSpeaking SectionListening SectionReading SectionWriting Section
55.0-9.05.0-9.04.0-9.05.0-9.0

TEF     

CLB LevelSpeaking SectionListening SectionReading SectionWriting Section
5226 – 371+181 – 298+151 – 248+226 – 371+

CLB 5 or higher in all categories4
CLB 4 or less in all categories0

Full Time Paid Years of ExperiencePoints
Less than 1 year0
1 year9
2 – 3 years11
4 – 5 years13
6 years or more15

Arranged Canadian EmploymentPoints
An employer has obtained a valid Labour Market Impact Assessment for you
10
You are currently working in Canada on a valid Work Permit that was issued with a Labour Market Impact Assessment and you are still working for that employer named on your work permit. You must be authorized to work in Canada when your Permanent Residency is issued and your current employer has made you a full time job offer
10
You are currently working in Canada on a Labour Market Impact Assessment exempt Work Permit and your current employer has made you a permanent job offer. Your status must be valid when your Permanent Residency is issued.10

Adaptability FactorPoints
You have a spouse who can achieve a CLB 4 or higher on a language test
5
You have completed two years of full time study in Canada on a valid permit
5
Your spouse has completed two years of full time study in Canada on a valid permit
5
You have completed one year of full time Work Experience in a NOC O,A or B classification job on valid status in Canada
5
You meet one of the Arrangement Employment Criteria Listed Above
5
You have a qualifying family member in Canada. They must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident currently 18 years of age or older and is residing in Canada and related to you by blood in one of the following ways:
·      Parent
·      Grandparent
·      Child
·      Grandchild
·      Sibling
·      Aunt / Uncle
·      Niece / Nephew
5

Rating of  Average of 4.75 on a total of 8 Ratings