Federal Skilled Worker Points Table

Federal Skilled Worker Points Table


The federal skilled worker visa program is one of the largest programs managed by the Canadian Express Entry system. Professionals of all countries across the world with eligible skills and qualification that are high in demand in Canada and who have an extensive ability to fulfill the requirements of Canadian Immigration can apply for a Permanent resident visa under Federal Skilled worker program and settle permanently in Canada.

Age: Up to 12 points are awarded under Age Factor on the following basis:

Age of ApplicantPoints (Max 12)
18 to 35 years12 Points
36 years11 Points
37 years10 Points
38 years09 Points
39 years08 Points
40 years07 Points
41 years06 Points
42 years05 Points
43 years04 Points
44 years03 Points
45 years02 Points
46 years01 Point
47 and over0 Points

Education: Up to 25 points are awarded under the Education Factor on the following basis:

Level of EducationPoints (Max 25)
Doctoral level25 Points
Master’s level or professional degree23 Points
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential22 Points
Three-year or longer post-secondary credential21 Points
39 years Two-year post-secondary credential19 Points
One-year post-secondary credential15 Points
Secondary school05 Points

Experience: Up to 15 points are awarded under the Experience Factor based upon the number of years:

Work ExperiencePoints (Max 15)
1 year (Minimum threshold)09 Points
2-3 years11 Points
4-5 years13 Points
6 years or more15 Points

Language Skills: Up to 24 points are awarded for competency in first language (English), and 4 points are awarded for a second language (French).

IELTS Test Results For Each AbilityCLB level & Points
 ReadingSpeakingWritingListening (Max 24)
Bands6. – 7.0=CLB 7
Points4444=16 Points
Bands6. 8
Points5555=20 Points
Bands7.0 – 9
Points6666=24 Points
Bands8.0 – 9.07.5 – 9.08.5 – 9.08.5 – 9.0=CLB 10
Points6666=24 Points
Second Official LanguagePoints (Max 4)
Speaking | Listening | Reading | Writing5.0 | 5.0 | 4.0 | 5.04 Points

Adaptability: Points are awarded on the Adaptability Factor on the basis of following factors.

AdaptabilityPoints (Max 10)
Canadian Work Experience (min 1 Year)10 Points
Previous study in Canada05 Points
Previous study in Canada – (Accompanying Spouse)05 Points
Arranged Employment in Canada05 Points
Relative in Canada – 18 years or older05 Points
Language ability CLB 4 or above – accompanying Spouse05 Points
Arranged employment in Canada05 Points
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