Federal Skilled Worker Program Points Calculator (FSWP)

Federal Skilled Worker Program Points Calculator (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is one of the most popular and promising Canadian immigration pathways for skilled workers under the express entry system. The Federal Skilled Worker program in Canada requires a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to be eligible to apply under this stream.

Points are assigned based on factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability, with higher scores increasing the likelihood of successful immigration under this program. You can calculate your score using Federal Skilled Worker PNP points calculator and also check the points grid below the post.

Federal Skilled Worker Program Points Calculator

Federal Skilled Worker Program Points Grid

You will be assessed based on these 6 factors mentioned below and each factor has a score assigned to FSW 67 points calculator:

Selection factorPoints (Maximum 100 Points
Education25
Ability in English and/or French28
Work experience15
Age12
Arranged employment in Nova Scotia10
Adaptability10
Minimum Score needed67

1. Education

EducationPoints
University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level25
University degree at the Master’s level
OR
University level entry-to-practice professional degree or equal
For entry-to-practice professional degrees, the degree program must have been in:
medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, law, chiropractic
medicine, or pharmacy
AND
The related occupation must be:
• NOC 2021 Skill Level A, and
• licensed by a provincial regulatory body
23
Two or more post-secondary degrees or diplomas (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)22
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer21
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program19
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program15
Secondary school diploma (high school graduation)5
Less than secondary school (high school)Ineligible
Maximum25

2. Language

First Official LanguagePoints
CLB level 9 or higher24
CLB level 820
CLB level 716
Below CLB 7Not eligible to apply
Second Official Language
At least CLB 5 in each of the four abilities
4
CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities0
Maximum28

3. Work Experience

Work ExperiencePoints
Less than 1 yearIneligible
1 year9
2-3 years11
4-5 years13
6 or more15
Maximum15

4. Age

AgePoints
Under 18Ineligible
18-3512
3611
3710
389
398
407
416
425
434
443
452
46 or older1
Maximum12

5. Arranged Employment

Arranged EmploymentPoints
Valid job offer10
Maximum10

6. Adaptability

AdaptabilityPoints
A. Your accompanying spouse/common-law partner’s language level (minimum CLB 4).5
B. Previous study in Canada (applicant)
Completed at least two academic years of full-time study in Yukon in the past five years.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, maintaining good academic standing.
5
C. Accompanying spouse or common-law partner’s previous study in Canada
Completed at least two academic years of full-time study in Canada in the past five years.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, maintaining good academic standing.
5
D. Previous work in Canada
Completed a minimum of one year of authorized, full-time work in Canada in Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or B of NOC 2021 in the past five years.
10
E. Accompanying spouse or common-law partner’s previous work in Canada
Completed a minimum of one year of authorized, full-time work in Canada in the past five years.
5
F. Relatives in Canada
You or, if applicable, your accompanying spouse or common-law partner have a relative (parent, grandparent, brother/sister, aunt/uncle, or niece/nephew) who is 19 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Canada.
5
G. Accompanying spouse or common-law partner’s language proficiency
Language proficiency in either English or French at the CLB 4 level or higher in all four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).
Submit language test results not more than two years old at the time of application to NSOI.
5
Maximum10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many points are needed for Federal Skilled Worker Program?

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in Canada requires a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for eligibility. These points are awarded based on factors such as work experience, language, age, and adaptability.

Is a job offer required for the Federal Skilled Worker Program?

Job offer may not be always required for the FSWP. However, having a valid job offer may contribute to an applicant’s overall points and increase the chances of selection

Can I include my family in my application for the Federal Skilled Worker Program?

Yes, applicants can include their spouse or common-law partner, as well as dependent children, in their application.

Can I apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program if I don’t meet the minimum points requirement?

No, meeting the minimum points requirement is essential for eligibility. You need to improve your score to be eligible, check out Federal Skilled Workers program points calculator above.

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