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Canada-Federal Skilled Worker Program

According to the recent updates in the law, a candidate intending to have a Canadian Permanent Residence Permit, need to meet some basic conditions and assessment factors prescribed under the New Federal Skilled Worker Selection Grid which can be summarised as under:

1.The candidate who possesses one-year, within the previous 10 years, of work experience in one of the 50 Fast Track High Demand Occupations or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment; AND The work experience must be classified within

2. The candidate should be capable enough to demonstrate Intermediate proficiency in one of Canada’s two official languages.

3. As a candidate, you are required to score sufficient points under the skilled worker point grid comprising of six selection factors. The number of passing marks currently is 67 points.

4. The candidate should possess a suitable settlement funding.

5. The candidate is required to undergo a successful security background and medical examination.

Under the new rules, the candidate is required to obtained minimum of 67 points out of 100 points to qualify for the immigration to Canada. The selection factors making you eligible to immigrate to Canada are:

The new program seeks to select candidates with the highest probability of economic settlement success and contribution to Canada.  It maintains previous criteria with modification to the relative importance and point structure for each selection factor.

Selection Factors:

Orbit Immigration, a leading Canadian Immigration & Visa Consultants from Ahmedabad, has got a well-trained team to get you to the desired score for being selected under the FSW program. Let us elaborate it in detail each of the selection factors. Keep in mind the minimum score you are bound to obtain is 67 out of 100.



Employment Experience:


Arranged Canadian Employment :


Skilled Workers’ Selection Grid:
Factor Score Final
(Canadian equivalence established by a designated third party)
Doctorate 25
Master’s or professional degree 23
Two or more post-secondary degrees, of which one is three years or longer 22
A three year or longer post-secondary degree 21
A two-year post-secondary diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship 19
A one-year post-secondary diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship 15
Secondary School Educational Credential 5
LANGUAGE (Abilities: Speak, Read, Write, Listen) Max. 28
1st Lang Very high proficiency (per ability) (CLB 9) 6
High proficiency (per ability) (CLB 8) 5
Intermediate proficiency (per ability) (CLB 7)* *Minimum threshold required to apply 4
Basic or no proficiency 0
Possible maximum (all four abilities) 24
2ndLang Basic proficiency or higher (per ability) 1
No proficiency 0
Possible maximum (all four abilities) 4
EXPERIENCE (NOC Skill Level O,A,B) Max. 15
One year* *Minimum threshold required to apply 9
Two to three years 11
Four to five years 13
Six years or more 15
AGE Max. 12
18 to 35 years 12
36 years 11
Less one point per year until 47 years
HRSDC-confirmed permanent offer of employment 10
Applicants from within Canada holding a temporary work permit that is:
  • Validated by HRSDC, including sectoral confirmations
  • Exempt from HRSDC validation under international agreements (e.g., NAFTA)
Applicant has a minimum of 1 year skilled Work experience in Canada 10
Applicant has previously studied in Canada 5
Spouse has previously studied in Canada 5
Spouse has previously worked in Canada 5
Family relation over the age of 18 in Canada 5
Arranged employment 5
Spouse is proficient in an official language 5
Total 100

Let us be clear that CIC policy makes it confirm that

1.FWS (Federal Skilled Workers Program) does not favour the applications from skilled traders.

2.The qualified trades candidates may now apply for PR under the FWS Trades Program.

It would be fair enough for you to visit Orbit Immigration Branch office for the detailed information in respect of any of the questions you have in your mind.


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