Six points which are important for Federal Skilled Worker Program (Express Entry).


They value your selection factors and assign an overall score out of 100.

If you score 67 points or higher, you may pass for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. If you match their few expectations, you can submit a profile to Express Entry. Once you get in the Express Entry pool, they use a different way to rank your profile.

If you score lower than 67 points, you won’t qualify for the program. You may be able to get a higher score by doing things like:

improving your language skills.

completing another degree, diploma, or certificate.

receiving an offer of arranged employment in Canada.

points that included :


  1. Language skills points

  2. Education points

  3. Work experience points

  4. Age points

  5. Arranged employment in Canada points

  6. Adaptability points


Language skills (maximum 28 points)

It’s very important to be able to communicate in 1 or both of Canada’s official languages. Knowing English, French or both helps you in the Canadian job market.

You can get up to 28 points for your language skills in English and French. Canada gives you points based on your ability to:

write

read

listen

speak


Language testing

You must take an approved language test to prove your language levels.

To measure your English or French levels, they use:

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English

Neveaux de competence linguist Que Canadians (NCLC) for French

You must get a minimum level of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 for 1 official language in all 4 language areas. To get points for the second official language, you must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in all 4 language areas.

Once you take the language test, you can use it to see exactly how many points we’ll give you for the language selection factor.

Calculate your language points




Education (maximum 25 points)

If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:

secondary institution (high school) or

post-secondary institution

If you have foreign education, you must have:

an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for immigration purposes from a designated organization showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:

secondary institution (high school) or

post-secondary institution

You must include your Canadian credential or your foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment report when you apply.


Work experience (maximum 15 points)

You can earn points for the number of years you’ve spent doing full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week, or an equal amount of part-time [15 hours per week for 24 months]) at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2016 National Occupational Classification.

To get selection factor points, your work experience will count if it was:

in Canada or abroad

while you were studying

while being self-employed



Finding your National Occupational Classification (NOC)

The NOC is a list of all the jobs in the Canadian employment market and is used to match jobs in the Canadian economy. It describes duties, skills, talents and work settings for different jobs.



You will need to identify the “NOC code” for each job that you want to include in your Express Entry profile. Get your NOC to find the information that fit matches each of your past jobs.


Age (maximum 12 points).

You’ll get points based on your age on the day we get your application.

Arranged employment in Canada (maximum 10 points)

You can get points if you have a job offer of at least 1 year from a Canadian employer. You must get the job offer before you apply to come to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker.

A valid job offer has to be:

for continuous, paid, full-time work (minimum of 30 hours/week) that is:

not seasonal for at least 1 year

in an occupation listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the NOC.

We must be convinced that:

you’re able to do the job offered to you

you’ll be able to become licensed or certified when in Canada (if the occupation is regulated in Canada)

To get 10 points for a valid job offer, 1 of these situations must also apply.

Rank 1

You currently work in Canada on a work permit and you meet all of the following conditions:

Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the permanent resident visa is issued (or you’re allowed to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued).

We issued your work permit based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada in an occupation listed under skill type 0 or skill level A or B of the NOC.

You’re working for an employer named on your work permit.

That employer has made a valid job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

Rank 2

You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMIA requirement because of 1 of the following:

an international agreement (such as the North American Free Trade Agreement) or

a significant benefit to Canadian interests or

a federal-provincial agreement

You must also meet all of the following conditions:

Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the permanent resident visa is issued (or you’re allowed to work in Canada without a permit when your permanent resident visa is issued).

Your current employer has made a valid job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

You are currently working for the employer specified on your work permit.

You have been working for that employer for at least 1 year, continuous full-time or part-time equivalent.

Rank 3

You must meet all of the following conditions:

You currently don’t have a work permit or don’t plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.

An employer has an LMIA.

That employer has made you a valid job offer based on that LMIA and on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

Rank 4

You must meet all of the following conditions:

You have a valid work permit or are allowed to work in Canada without a work permit.

You’re currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from an LMIA, but it is not under an international, federal-provincial agreement or because of significant benefit to Canadian interests.

An employer other than the one you are currently working for:

has an LMIA

has made you a valid job offer based on that LMIA and on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

LMIAs and valid job offers

You can’t get an LMIA (your employer must do this for you).

Employment and Social Development Canada will only confirm valid job offers for occupations listed in skill type 0, or skill level A or B, of the NOC.



Adaptability (maximum 10 points).


  • Your spouse or partner’s language level .Your spouse or common-law partner has a language level in either English or French at CLB 4 level or higher in all 4 language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing).To get these points, you must submit your spouse or common-law partner’s test results from an approved agency when you apply. The language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

Maximum 10 points so..(5/10).



  • Your past studies in Canada. You completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada. Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week. You must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.

Maximum 10 points so..(5/10).


  • Your spouse or partner’s past studies in Canada. Your spouse or common-law partner completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada. Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, and your spouse or partner must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.

Maximum 10 points so..(5/10).


  • Your past work in Canada.You did at least 1 year of full-time work in Canada: In a job listed in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). And, with a valid work permit, or while authorized to work in Canada.


Maximum 10 points so..(10/10).


  • Your spouse or common-law partner’s past work in Canada.


Maximum 10 points so..(5/10).


  • Arranged employment in Canada.You earned points for having arranged employment.


Maximum 10 points so..(5/10).


Relatives in Canada.You, or your spouse or common-law partner, have a relative who is:


living in Canada

18 years or older and

a Canadian citizen or permanent resident


This relative must be a:


parent

grandparent

child

grandchild

your or your spouse’s sibling (child of your or your spouse’s parent)

your or your spouse’s aunt or uncle (by blood or marriage)

your or your spouse’s niece or nephew (grandchild of your or your spouse’s parent).


Maximum 10 points so..(5/10).




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