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2015 Immigration as federal skilled workers


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Federal skilled workers (FSW) are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in our economy. They are assessed based on-
  • Skilled work experience
  • English and/or French skills
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Other factors that have been shown to help them prosper in Canada.
Minimum Requirements:

Skilled work experience:

Language Ability:

You must meet minimum language levels and include the results of a language test from an agency approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The minimum level is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 7 in French for your first official language in all four language abilities.


You must have:
A Canadian diploma, certificate, or credential AND/OR a foreign educational credential, and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by an agency approved by CIC to show it is equal to a completed Canadian secondary or post-secondary educational credential.

Six Selection Factors:

If you meet all the conditions set out above, your application will be processed based on the six selection factors in the skilled worker points grid. They are:
  • your skills in English and/or French, Canada’s two official languages,
  • your education,
  • your work experience,
  • your age,
  • whether you have arranged employment in Canada, and
  • your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle here).
If you are not sure if you should apply as a skilled worker, try the Come to Canada Wizard to get an idea if your application would be eligible to be processed.

Proof of funds:

You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada.


Some people are inadmissible—they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including being involved in:
  • crime, or
  • human rights violations.
You can also be inadmissible for:
  • security,
  • health,
  • financial reasons, or
  • other reasons.
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