Skilled Worker Class Migrants

The Federal skilled worker class is point based and confers permanent resident status to applicants who are able to demonstrate an ability to become economically established in Canada. Applicants are assessed under 6 factors and numerous sub factors of assessment providing for 100 points. Individuals with at least one year of continuous full-time employment experience, or the equivalent in part-time employment in one or more “open” occupations, within the 10 years preceding the date of their application and who possess the required settlement funding, may qualify for assessment.

Successful applicants must receive a minimum of 67 points with at least one year of experience within the past 10 years in one of the occupations listed in either Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The Regulations enumerates the factors and allocates the maximum number of units as follows:

Factor Final
EDUCATION 25
LANGUAGE 24
EXPERIENCE 21
AGE 10
ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT 10
ADAPTABILITY 10
TOTAL 100
Factor Final
EDUCATION Max. 25
University Degrees
PhD, or Master’s, AND at least 17 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study 25
Two or more university degrees at the Bachelor’s level AND at least 15 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study 22 
A two-year university degree at the Bachelor’s level AND at least 14 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study  20
A one-year university degree at the Bachelor’s level AND at least 13 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study 15
Trade or Non-university Certificate or Diploma
A three-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship AND at least 15 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study 22
A two-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship AND at least 14 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study 20
A one-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship AND at least 13 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study 15
A one-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship AND at least 12 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study 12
Secondary School Educational Credential 5
LANGUAGE (Abilities: Speak, Read, Write, Listen) Max. 24
1st Language High proficiency (per ability) 4
Moderate proficiency (per ability) 2
Basic proficiency (per ability)  1 to max. of 2
No proficiency 0
Possible maximum (all four abilities) 16
2nd Language High proficiency (per ability) 2
Moderate proficiency (per ability) 2
Basic proficiency (per ability)  1 to max. of 2
No proficiency 0
Possible maximum (all four abilities) 8
EXPERIENCE (NOC Skill Level O,A,B) Max. 21
One year 15
Two years 17
Three years 19
Four years 21
AGE Max. 10
Max. 10 points for: 21-49
Less two points for each year: over 49 or under 21
ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA Max. 10
HRDC-confirmed permanent offer of employment 10
Applicants from within Canada holding a temporary work permit that is:
  • Validated by HRDC, including sectoral confirmations
10
  • Exempt from HRDC validation under international agreements (e.g., NAFTA) or significant benefit (i.e., intra-company transferee)
10
ADAPTABILITY Max. 10
Spouse’s or common-law partner’s education  3-5
Minimum one year of full-time authorized work in Canada 5
Minimum two years of full-time authorized post-secondary study in Canada 5
Points received under the Arranged Employment factor 5
Family relationship in Canada 5
Total 100
If you want to get your self check eligible for migration assessment do fill up our Migration Assessment form or contact us at info@worldwideimmigration.com