Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

The primary immigration pathway to Canada is the federal Skilled Worker Program, which gives skilled workers and their families the opportunity to be Permanent residents in Canada.


Foreign nationals must start their process by meeting the minimum requirements, which are:


  • One year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled occupation classified under the  National Occupational Classification
  • Validated language ability equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark

Potential candidates must meet the minimum requirements for work under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, language ability, education and obtain at least 67 points under the program’s 100-point grid. The program’s selection factors grid assesses candidates based on factors that include age, education, work experience, arranged employment, language ability and adaptability.


The criteria for meeting the selecting process :



25 points

Validated Employment offer

10 points

Work Experience

15 points


12 points

Language Proficiency

24 points


10 points

Financial Self-Sufficiency

1 point


Addition to the above criteria, applicants must show that they have sufficient funds in order to support themselves and their families after arriving in Canada. Applicants and their Family must also undergo medical examinations and security as part of the Canadian immigration application process. Applicants who are successful in meeting all the above criteria under the selection process is issued a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa and later become eligible for citizenship.