Federal Skilled Worker Back


2021: Changeover to the National Occupational Classification. On November 16, 2022, the National Occupational Classification was updated to reflect the year 2021. (NOC).

Discover information on the National Occupation Classification's earlier iteration (NOC 2016). Some users' accounts are presently experiencing technical issues. Upgrading their NOC 2021 codes on their Express Entry profiles applying with NOC 2021 codes using Express Entry. We are developing a solution. Use our online form to let us know if NOC 2021 is causing any technical issues for you. To search for your specific classification visit https://noc.esdc.gc.ca/Home/Welcome/4d655901c5a8499d8af705bb2a3aee03?GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA.

Selection Grid

To determine your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, we utilize selection factor points. We'll evaluate your criteria for selection and give you a global score out of 100. You might be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program if your score is 67 points or higher.

You can submit a profile to the Fast Entry pool if you also fulfil the other standards. After you're in the Fast Entry pool, we score your profile using a different methodology. You won't be eligible for the program if your score is less than 67 points. You might be able to increase your score by taking the following actions:
  • Enhancing your linguistic abilities
  • Obtaining an offer of planned employment in Canada.
  • After earning another degree, diploma, or certificate.

Here at the 6 selection factors:

1. Language
The ability to converse in 1 or both of Canada's official languages is crucial. In the Canadian work market, knowing either English, French, or both is advantageous. Your proficiency in both French and English language might get you up to 28 points.

2. Education
You must possess a certificate, diploma, or degree if you attended school in Canada at either a post-secondary institution or a secondary school. If you received your education abroad, you must have a certificate, diploma, or degree that has been completed from a Canadian institution, as determined by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a certified organization for immigration purposes. Education can give up to a maximum of 25 points.

3. Work Experience
The number of years you have worked full-time for pay (at least 30 hours per week, or an equivalent number of part-time hours [15 hours per week for 24 months]) at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2016 National Occupational Classification, will determine how many points you receive (a maximum of 15 points).

4. Age
Depending on your age when we get your application, you'll receive points. Those 18-35 can receive the maximum possible for this category, which is 12 points.
5. Arranged Employment
If a Canadian business has made you a job offer that is good for at least a year, you can earn points. Before you apply to come to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker, you must get a work offer. Arranged employment can give out a maximum of 10 points.

6. Adaptability
You can accrue adaptability points for both you and your spouse or common-law partner who will immigrate to Canada. A maximum of 10 points can be obtained by combining any of the components below for you and your spouse. These factors determine how successfully you and your spouse will integrate into Canada.