Canada has a system based on allotting point score to candidates willing to come to Canada on a Permanent basis. The maple leaf country of Canada demands a minimum of 67 points out of 100 based on an applicant’s education, experience, language ability and age before granting them eligibility green flag.
The following list will tell you range of scores you will end up with in each segment of the points system:
|47 and older||0|
|First official language (Maximum 24 points)||Points|
|CLB level 9 or higher||6||6||6||6|
|CLB level 8||5||5||5||5|
|CLB level 7||4||4||4||4|
|Below CLB level 7||Not eligible to apply|
You can get four points only if you have a score of at least CLB 5 in each of the four language abilities.
|Second Official Language||Points|
|At least CLB5 in all of the four abilities||4|
|CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities||0|
|Education||Maximum 25 points|
|University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal||25 points|
|University degree at the Master’s level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal). Occupation related to the degree must be:
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)||22 points|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal||21 points|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal||19 points|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal||15 points|
|Canadian high school diploma, or equal||5 points|
|Experience||Maximum 15 points|
|6 or more years||15|
You can get points if you have a job offer of at least 1 year from a Canadian employer. You must get the job offer before you apply to come to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker.
To get 10 points for a valid job offer, 1 of these situations must also apply.
You and your spouse or common-law partner who will immigrate with you to Canada can earn points for adaptability.
You and your spouse can earn a maximum of 10 points by combining any of the elements below. These elements assess how well you and your spouse are likely to settle in Canada.
|Adaptability||Maximum 10 points|
|Your spouse or partner’s language level
Your spouse or common-law partner has a language level in either English or French at CLB 4 level or higher in all 4 language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
To get these points, you must submit your spouse or common-law partner’s test results from an approved agency when you apply.
The language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.
|Your past studies in Canada
You completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week. You must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.
|Your spouse or partner’s past studies in Canada
Your spouse or common-law partner completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, and your spouse or partner must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.
|Your past work in Canada
You did at least 1 year of full-time work in Canada:
1. In a job listed in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
2. And, with a valid work permit, or while authorized to work in Canada.
|Your spouse or common-law partner’s past work in Canada
Your spouse or partner did at least 1 year of full-time work in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.
|Arranged employment in Canada
You earned points for having arranged employment.
|Relatives in Canada
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