Canada Points System
Express Entry Points System
Applicants for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program must score a minimum of 67 points from the following tables to qualify for a Canada PR visa. Applicants are scored these minimum points from 6 factors which are giving below:
Factor 1: Age
Factor 2: Education
Factor 3: Skilled work experience
Factor 4: English/French language ability
Factor 5: Arranged employment in Canada
Factor 6: Adaptability
67 Points Calculator Table
You need to score minimum 67 points or higher, to qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).
You can calculate 67 points with the help of below Points Calculator Table.
|Maximum 25 Points
|Ability in English and/or French
|Maximum 28 Points
|Maximum 15 points
|Maximum 12 points
|Arranged employment in Alberta
|Maximum 10 points
|Maximum 10 points
|Maximum 100 points
Express Entry Eligibility Factors:
Applicants are scored these minimum 67 points from 6 factors which are giving below:
Age (Maximum 12 Points)
You will get points based on your age at the time of submitting the application.
|47 or above
Education (Maximum 25 Points)
If you have foreign education, you must include your Canadian credential or your foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment report when you apply.
If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian.
|Level of Education
|University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal
|University degree at the Master’s level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal). Occupation related to the degree must be:
NOC 2016 Skill Level A, and licensed by a provincial regulatory body
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma, a program of three years or longer, or equal
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal
|Canadian high school diploma, or equal
Work Experience (Maximum 15 Points)
Use this table to find the number of points based on number of years of work experience.
|6 or more years
Language Skills (Maximum 28 Points)
First official language (Maximum 24 Points)
Use the table below and add the points that match your skill level.
|First Official Language
|CLB level 9
|CLB level 8
|CLB level 7
|Below CLB Level 7
|Not eligible to apply
Second official language (Maximum 4 Points)
You can get 4 points only if you have a score of at least CLB 5 in each of the 4 language abilities.
|Second Official Language
|At least CLB5 in all of the four abilities
|CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities
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 go to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker.
|You currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit.
|Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued).
|You have received your work permit based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
|Your work permit is for a job classified under skill type 0 or skill level A or B of the NOC.
|You are currently working for the same employer named on your work permit·
|The employer has made a valid job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
|You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMIA requirement under: an international agreement (such as, the North American Free Trade Agreement) or a federal-provincial agreement.
|Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a permit when your visa is issued).
|Your current employer has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
|You are currently working for the same employer named on your work permit.
|You have been working for that employer continuously for one year, on a full time or equivalent part-time basis.
|You don’t have a work permit, neither plan to work in Canada before obtaining PR visa.
|Your employer has obtained a LMIA
|Your employer has made you a valid job offer based on the LMIA and on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
|You have a valid work permit or authorized to work in Canada without a work permit.
|You are currently working in an LMIA-exempt job, which is not under an international, federal-provincial agreement or because of significant benefit to Canadian interests.
|An employer(not the one you are currently working for) has a LMIA and made you a valid job offer based on the same LMIA and you being accepted as a skilled worker.
LMIAs and valid job offers
- You can’t get a 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)
You and your spouse or common-law partner who will immigrate with you to Canada can earn points for adaptability. You and your spouse can earn a maximum of 10 points by combining any of the elements below.
|Your spouse/partner has achieved CLB 4 on all 4 components in an approved English or French language test
|You have 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 institution
|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
|You have previously 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
|Your spouse/partner has previously worked for at least 1 year in Canada on a valid work permit
|You earned any points under Factor 5: arranged Employment (above)
|You or your spouse/partner have one of the following family members, aged 18 or over, living in Canada as a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident:
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)
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