Are You Eligible? - Check Your Points
FSWP (Federal Skilled Working program)
FSWP has been introduced specially for people who have the skills & the experience that the country needs. The main motive of FSWP is to help highly skilled workers relocate to Canada as well as to close the current gap in the labour market that the country is currently facing. As the fast decline in birth rate, earlier retirement age and a general lack of local skilled workers to fill positions at the rapid rate of job creations, Canada has had to implement certain strategies that are not only beneficial to employers but the employees themselves.
There are 6 general factors for FSWP that you would need to meet to be considered eligible, which includes language, education, work experience, age, employment, and adaptability. In this major 6 factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. The current pass mark is 67 points.
Eligibility Requirements - Federal Skilled Worker Class
Factor 1: Education - maximum of 25 points
You are required to have at least a secondary (high school) diploma from a foreign or Canadian institution. If you have more educational degrees/diplomas then the more points you will get. Applicants must have the following educational qualifications:
- University degree at the Ph.D. level or equivalent- 25 points
- University degree at Master's level or equivalent- 23 points
- University Bachelors degree or equivalent. - 23 points
For post-secondary degrees/diplomas of two or more Certificate of which one must be for a program minimum 3 years or more- 22 points
For post-secondary diploma of Canadian or equivalent, for a program lasting 3 years or more- 21 points
For post-secondary diploma of Canadian or equivalent, for a program lasting 2 years or more- 19 points
For post-secondary diploma of Canadian or equivalent, for a program lasting 1 year or more-15 points
For high school diploma of Canadian or equivalent- 5 points
Factor 2: Language ability for English and French - maximum of 28 points
Students must have command over proficiency in English, French, or both languages. For this candidates must provide test results from the following language test providers on their Express Entry profile BEFORE they can apply for a visa:
(IELTS) International English Language Testing System
Candidates are tested on 4 language components: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students must meet at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 in all 4 components of the language test for their 'first official language' (either English or French) for a maximum of 24 points. They can also be awarded an additional 4 points if they achieve CLB level 5 in their 'second official language'.
Factor 3: Work experience - maximum of 15 points
FSWP students must have significant work experience in a skilled role.
Get sure that your work experience matches that stated in the NOC. It did not acquire to meet the "employment requirements" section of the particular job listed on NOC.
If you want to look at several different occupations to find one that matches your work experience. When your profession does not come under skill level O, A or B or your experience did not occur in the last ten years your application will be refused.
1 year 9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6 years + 15
Factor 4: Age - maximum of 12 points
You get your points score which is calculated on your age on the date your application is received.
Factor 5: Arranged employment –a maximum of 10 points
If you already have a job offer in Canada then you will get 10 points in the Canada immigration points system, or if you are already working in the country. The occupation must be full time and permanent which means seasonal work is excluded and must be listed as Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B on Canada's National Occupation Classification list.
Presently, if you are working in Canada on a temporary work permit, and:
- Service allows as granted subject to a successful Labour Market Impact Assessment
- If it’s valid, and will still be valid when the FSWP visa is granted
- The company named on your work permit has made you a permanent, full-time job offer
Factor 6: Adaptability (maximum 10 points)
Your spouse/partner can obtain a maximum of 10 points based on any combination of the elements listed below:
- Your spouse/partner has achieved CLB 5 on all 4 components in an approved English or French language test- 5 points
- You have completed a minimum of 2 years of full-time study (more than 15 hours per week) at a Canadian secondary school or postsecondary education institution- 5 points
- Your spouse/partner has completed a minimum of 2 years of full-time study (more than 15 hours per week) at a Canadian secondary school or post-secondary education-5 points
- If you formerly worked for at least 1 year in Canada on a valid work permit, in a job listed as Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B on Canada's National Occupation Classification list-10 points
- Your spouse/partner has previously worked for at least 1 year in Canada on a valid work permit-5 points
- You earned any points under Factor 5: arranged Employment-5 points
- A blood relation member in Canada on PR will give you 10 points
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