Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

Federal skilled worker (FSW) are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in our economy. We assess them on their:

  • English and/or French skills,
  • Education,
  • Work experience, and
  • Other factors that have been shown to help them prosper in Canada.

Basic eligibility– Federal skilled worker program

Federal Skilled Workers applications could be processed for individual who have:

Skilled work experience
Your work experience must be:

  • At least one year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time,
  • Paid work (volunteer work, unpaid internships do not count),
  • In the same NOC skill type (0, A or B),
  • Within the last 10 years, and
  • At skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Full Time : 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)

Part time : 5 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
OR
30 hours/week for 12 months at more than one job = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)

Meet language requirements
Have Educational Credentials Assessment or Canadian Credentials

Six selection factors

If you meet all the conditions set out in the minimum requirements, we will assess your application based on the selection factors in the federal skilled worker points grid.

Selection Grid

Selection Factor Maximum points
English and/or French skills 28
Education 25
Experience 15
Age 12
Arranged employment in Canada 10
Adaptability 10
Total 100

These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess federal skilled worker profile. This means you earn points for how well you do in each of the six factors. The total points will show if you qualify for the Express Entry pool. The current pass mark is 67 points.

Federal Skilled Worker – Funds Required

Applicants who have a valid offer of arranged employment in Canada and are currently working or authorized to work in Canada do not need to show these funds.

Number of Family Members Funds Required(In Canadian dollars)
1 $11,824
2 $14,720
3 $18,097
4 $21,971
5 $24,920
6 $28,105
7 or more $31,291
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