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The federal skilled worker class is a class of persons who may become permanent residents of Canada on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada and who intend to reside in a province other than the Province of Quebec.

Foreign Nationals who apply for Canadian Permanent Residence under the skilled worker category are first considered under the Federal Skilled Worker Category. This is the most competitive category which selects only the highest ranking applicants in the Express Entry pool. Foreign nationals selected under the Federal Skilled worker class have the privilege to land and live anywhere in Canada.  Applicants applying under the Federal Skilled Worker class are assessed in following six selection factors

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Language Skills in one of Canada’s two official languages
Job Offer

These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors.

The current pass mark is 67 points.

  • Education:

  • Applicants under the FSW class need to have completed a minimum of Canadian high school. However, being the most competitive class of immigration, we highly recommend two post-secondary qualifications in order to score additional points in the skills transferability factor of Express Entry. The two qualifications could be two bachelor degrees, one bachelor and one Master’s degree, or a Postsecondary or Post Graduate diploma in addition to a three-year degree program.  
  • Age

  • Applicants get a maximum of 12 points for their age up to age 35, after which they lose 1 point for each year. At age 47 they get 0 points for their age.
  • Due to competition in Express Entry, we strongly recommend applicants be up to age 35 in order to be able to compete in the EE Pool. Otherwise, they will be required to resort to either a job offer or provincial nomination or some other scoring factor in Express Entry pool
  • Experience

  • A Minimum one year continuous, full time or equivalent part-time, post qualification experience at NOC level 0, A or B is required to meet the eligibility criteria of FSW.
  • In order to compete in Express Entry, we strongly recommend three years minimum qualifying work experience in order to score points in skills transferability factors. 
  • Language
  • Applicants applying under FSW, need to have CLB 7 (IELTS 6.0) in each of the four language skills, viz, Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking. The applicant can get 4 additional points in the FSW points table for their second language, i.e, English or FrenchA higher score of CLB 9 or higher is the most desirable score in order to score higher and get additional points in the Skills transferability factor of Express Entry. 
  • Adaptability
  • Applicants can score 10 additional points in the adaptability factor of FSW. They may score points for Spouse Language skills (English or French- CLB 5), a blood relative of applicant or spouse (parent, grandparent, child, uncle, aunt, sibling, niece or nephew) who is Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, Canadian post-secondary studies or Work Experience of Principal applicant or spouse and arranged Employment
  • Job Offer
  • Applicants get additional 10 points for a full time, permanent job off for one year. This job offer gets you 200 additional points in the Express Entry pool if it is at a Managerial level or 50 points if it is at a professional or technical level (NOC A or B). 

Please contact us for scoring additional points through a job offer from a Canadian Employer. We can assist you with the process. 

If you score less than 67 points, you can improve points through one of the following ways:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Improve your qualification Masters’s degree or a post-secondary qualification from Canada. 
  • Get a job offer from an eligible Canadian Employer supported by an LMIA 


Applicants who meet the Education, Age and Experience criteria are required to fulfil the Pre-requisites before submitting the application. These include: 

  • 1.Language Proficiency Test
  • 2.Degrees Evaluation from Canada 

Proof of Language proficiency is a must for every applicant whosoever applies for Canadian Permanent Residence as a skilled worker. There is no exception for any one even if you are from an English / French speaking country or have education from Canada or any other English speaking country. 

Your foreign qualifications, other than those awarded by Canadian Universities and colleges must have been awarded an equivalency before you apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. 



As first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration. 


After completion of eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending upon the country of origin of the applicant, country of Application, and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:

  1. Security
  2. Human or International Rights Violation
  3. Serious Criminality
  4. Organized Criminality
  5. Health Issues
  6. Financial Reasons
  7. Misrepresentation


FREE ASSESSMENT: For a detailed assessment of your profile please submit our online assessment form

Our Regulated Immigration Consultant Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik-Member ICCRC # R509291  will review your profile and advise you according to your profile.

Next Steps: 

  1. Eligible candidates are invited for a Zoom meeting with our consultant at which applicants get a chance to discuss their case at length.
  2. Applicants are sent our retainer agreement
  3. Upon receipt of the signed retainer agreement and the initial installment of the Professional fee, the client file is opened at our end. 
  4. The client is sent a link of our CRM in which the client can track all his records, payment, upload documents, actions performed by our team, and progress of client application.
  5. At Euro Immigration Consultants, we charge our professional fee in 2-3 installments as per the task ahead. 


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