Federal Skilled worker
The Express Entry System is used to manage the following programs:
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Canadian Experience Class
Provincial Nominee Program
Federal skilled Workers are selected as permanent residents based on their ability to become economically established in Canada. If you are interested in applying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, an applicant must first complete an online Express Entry profile and meet the criteria to enter the pool of candidates.
To qualify for the Federal Skilled Workers Program, candidates must:
have one year of continuous full time (or an equal amount of continuous part-time) qualifying skilled work experience in the last ten years
Achieve the Canadian minimum language threshold on an official language test
Have a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report indicating their foreign education is equivalent to a Canadian one
obtain a pass mark of 67 out of 100 on the selection grid.
When IRCC assess an application of FSWP, a grid of 100 points is used to assess how well an applicant can adapt to Canada’s labour market. The six selection factors are as follows: