Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is managed by Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under Express Entry Program for Canada Immigration. The Applicants who got the highest CRS are offered an ‘invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR through FSWP. Applicants who got ITA must submit their complete application under the time given by IRCC.

FSWP has its own points system which is issued on multiple diverse factors such as Age, Language, Work Experience, etc. It is made to check if the candidate can successfully reside in Canada along with his family, or dependents if any. Applying Candidates must have the required skill that matches the In-demand occupations.

If you have the job offer which for the job approved by the Government of Canada, then it will surely help you to get a Canada PR.

Requirements of FSWP

Candidates must have these minimum requirements to get a Permanent Residency in Canada under FSWP:

  • Education
  • Skilled Work Experience
  • Language Ability

To become eligible for FSWP, you should pass these criteria.

Eligibility for FSWP

Once you matched the minimum requirement of the program, then IRCC will consider your application on the following basis:

  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Language ability
  • Have a lawful offer of a job
  • Your Age
  • How good are you to get settled in Canada

The aforementioned elements are part of the 100-point grid used to determine your FSWP eligibility. Your performance on each of the six variables is graded. Passing requires a score of at least 67.

The points for selection criteria are used by IRCC to determine if you qualify for the FSWP. Your profile is ranked using a different algorithm after you've joined the Express Entry pool.

How many professions fall under the Federal Skilled Worker Program?

Federal Skilled Workers are those who meet the required criteria for age, job experience, and English- or French-language ability. They are picked by Express Entry Immigration to apply for a visa to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Federal Skilled Workers who meet the minimum requirements for entrance in one of 347 approved professions may submit an Expression of Interest - EOI profile via the Express Entry System. You can check the complete list of approved professions here. Then the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to rate the applicant profiles.

An ITA for a Canada PR visa will be made available to the applicants with the best ranking. Within three months, they must submit the whole application.

67 points calculator for FSWP

Applicants under FSWP must have adequate proficiency in language and work experience to get selected. They have to score at least 67 points under the point grid of FSWP. Points are allotted on the same basis as stated above; Age, Language, Education, Adaptability, Employment, and all.


In this, you can score a maximum of 25 points. If you have a Doctorate, then you have a high chance of getting full points. An approved third party will evaluate overseas credentials to determine their Canadian equivalent. The distribution of points is depending on how equivalent the credentials are. The following are recognized organizations for assessment:

  • Medical Council of Canada
  • World Education Services
  • School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto, Comparative education services
  • International Credential Services of Canada

Applicants who can show a medium to a high level of proficiency in English or French will be considered ahead. To fulfill the minimum threshold the par score is 16, higher proficiency in language can allocate you 24 points. Bilingualism has a minimal advantage to get settled in Canada. The latest points restrict the score for the second language which has only 4 points to offer.

3.Work Experience

You should have a minimum of one year of experience required and 6 years is the maximum to be considered. This factor can give you a full 15 points.


It is the easiest factor that can give you a huge 12 points. Applicants whose age is between 18 to 35 years will get complete 12 points. After the age of 35 years, 1 point is deducted and gets to 0 at the age of 47, after that 0 points are allocated.

5.Arrangement of Employment

This qualifies those who have received a legitimate employment offer from Canada. To simplify labor market procedures and shorten processing periods for prospective workers and their employers, the Arranged Employment Opinion process has been replaced with the Labor Market Opinion employment validation process. Processing applications for Canada Work Visas often uses LMO.

To validate the job offer and get points toward this criterion for selection, the candidate's prospective employer must meet several requirements. Employers are required to demonstrate to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada that hiring foreign employees will have a favorable or no effect on the labor market.

Candidates will get 10 points for this category if they have a legitimate employment offer. Additionally, they get an additional 5 points under the adaptability selection criteria, bringing their total up to 15.


The maximum number of points will be awarded to candidates who have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience in Canada in a skilled trade, technical, professional, or managerial vocation. As previously indicated, a legitimate employment offer will result in an additional 5 points under adaptability.

Other considerations that gain points in these factors are:

  • A close relative resides in the country
  • The applicant or his/her spouse has Canadian Education Credentials
  • Spouse has previous work experience in Canada
  • Spouse has acquaintance in an official language of the country

Canada PR Visa Point Grid

To get the Canadian PR Visa, the applicant must have completed at least 67 points. The following particulars will give a rough idea about how much you can score as per your profile:

1st Factor: Age (12 Points Maximum)
18 to 35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 or more 0
2nd Factor: Language Proficiency (28 Points Maximum)
Listening Reading Writing Speaking Max Points
8 7 7 7 24
7.5 7 7 7 23
8 6.5 7 6.5 22
8 7 6 6 20
7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 20
6 6 6 6 16
3rd Factor: Educational Qualification (25 Points Maximum)
Doctorate Level 25 Points
Masters Level or Professional Degree 23 Points
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credentials 22 Points
Three-year or longer post-secondary credentials 21 Points
Two-year post-secondary credentials 19 Points
One-year post-secondary credentials 15 Points
Secondary School 5 Points
Secondary School not completed 0 Points
4th Factor: Work Experience (15 Points Points)
Experience in Years POINTS
Six or More Years 15 Points
Four Years 13 Points
Two Years 11 Points
One Year 9 Points
5th Factors: Arranged Employment (10 Points Maximum)
Arranged Employment POINTS
You have a permanent job offer from a Canadian Employer, approved by the HRSDC 10 Points
You have a permanent job offer from a Canadian Employer, without the necessity of HRSDC approval, if you are employed in Canada by the same employer 10Points

Additional Points: If you and your spouse are applying for immigration together, your application will get bonus points if your spouse has a CLB 4 or above. As a primary applicant, you will get an extra 5 points for adaptability.

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident relative living in Canada who is 18 years of age or older (parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, sibling, kid of a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or grandchild of a parent, niece, or nephew): 5 points
  • The official language of accompanying spouse or partner (CLB/NCLC 4): 5 Points
6th Factor: Adaptability (10 Points Maximum)
Accompanying Spouse/Partner Previous work in Canada Principal Applicant’s previous study in Canada Accompanying Spouse/Partner Previous study in Canada Arranged Employment
Principal Applicant’s previous work in Canada (min 1 year at NOC 0, A, B) 10

Funds Required for Federal Skilled Worker Program

Here is the chart for how much amount you should have as per the norms of IRCC. The following list tells you how much you should have to take with you according to your number of family members:

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in CAD)
1 13,310
2 16,570
3 20,371
4 24,733
5 28,052
6 31,638
7 35,224
For each additional members 3,586

Applications are currently being handled in six months or less.

While FSWP has been well-designed to choose highly educated people, it does not prioritize equally skilled trades, according to IRCC policy. To guarantee that the labor market in Canada attracts enough qualified skilled tradespeople, the immigration administration is now urging talented abroad workers to apply for Canada PR Visas under the FSWP.

How can I use the FSWP to apply for a PR visa?

Interested candidates must first submit an Express Entry profile to IRCC. The applicant’s eligibility for a Canada PR visa is not guaranteed by the submission of their profiles. Upon submitting their profiles to Express Entry, they will get CRS scores, and in following Express Entry drawings, they will be considered ITAs for PR Visas.

When submitting a profile via FSWP for Express Entry, you must provide the following documents:

Assessment of Educational Credentials (ECA)

You must provide a credit report to ECA proving the superiority of foreign degrees over Canadian equivalents. Five organizations in Canada are permitted to publish ECA reports. For certificates earned from Canadian educational institutions, this is not required.

Results of Language Proficiency Tests

Every candidate for the FSWP is expected to provide the results of a language test they have taken within the last two years. The IELTS and CELPIP have recognized assessments for English language proficiency. The TEF - d'évaluation de Franćais and TCF Canada - Test de d'évaluation de Franćais pour le Canada - are recognized exams for the French language.

Identification-Providing Documents

When completing a profile in Express Entry via FSWP, you must include information from your identity papers. You should have a current passport, along with those of any member of your family who will be traveling with you.

You will go on to the next application step after you are successful in acquiring the ITA for the PR visa. You have 60 days during this phase to prepare and submit an EPAR or electronic Permanent Resident Application. It involves the ongoing documenting process.

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