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2015 Six selection factors-Point system for Federal Skilled Workers

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Pass mark: 67 out of 100 points

Selection FactorCriteriaDetailsPoints EarnedMaximum points that can be claimed
English and/or French skills (as 1st language)CLB Level 7IELTS GT minimum 6.0 in each of 4 section CELPIP-G minimum 4L in each section TEF: S: 309-348, L: 248-279, R:206-232, W:309-3481628
CLB Level 8IELTS GT: S:6.5, L:7.5, R:6.5, W:6.5 CELPIP-G minimum 4H in each section TEF: S: 349-371, L: 280-297, R:233-247, W:349-37120
CLB Level 9 or aboveIELTS GT: S:7.0, L:8.0, R:7.0, W:7.0 CELPIP-G minimum 5/5L/5H in each section TEF: S: 372+, L: 298+, R:248+, W:372+24
English and/or French skills (as 2nd language)CLB Level 5 or aboveIELTS GT: S:5.0, L:5.0, R:4.0, W:5.0 CELPIP-G minimum 3L in each section TEF: S: 225+, L: 180+, R:150+, W:225+4
Education (If you do not have a Canadian degree or diploma (in some cases, a “certificate”), you must get your foreign education verified and assessed to prove it is equal to a completed Canadian credential.)University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal-2525
University degree at the Master’s level or equal/University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal) Occupation related to the degree must be NOC 2011 Skill Level A and licensed by a provincial regulatory body. Degree program must be in one of these fields of study: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Law, Chiropractic Medicine, or Pharmacy23
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
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal-21
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal-19
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal-15
Canadian high school diploma, or equal-5
Experience (at least 30 hrs per week)1 year-915
2-3 years-11
4-5 years-13
6 or more years-15
AgeUnder 18-012
18-35-12
36-11
37-10
38-9
39-8
40-7
41-6
42-5
43-4
44-3
45-2
46-1
47 and older-0
Arranged employment in Canada (permanent, full-time job offer in an occupation listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the NOC)You currently work in Canada on a temporary work permitYour work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued). and CIC issued your work permit based on a positive labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Your employer would have applied for the LMO, which you then had to attach to your application to CIC. and You are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.1010
You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMO requirement under an international agreement (such as, the North America Free Trade Agreement) or a federal-provincial agreementYour work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a permit when your visa is issued). and Your current employer has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.10
You currently do not: have a work permit, or plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa. OR You are currently working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a permanent full-time job. OR You are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Opinion, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement.An employer has made you a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker. and The employer has a positive Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC. [You cannot get a Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC. Your employer must do this for you.]10
AdaptabilityYour 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 four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing). To get these points, you must submit test results from an approved agency when you apply. Results can not be more than two years old on the day you apply.510
Your past study in CanadaYou finished at least two academic years of full-time study (in a program at least two years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada. Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, and you must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.5
Your spouse or partner’s past study in CanadaYour spouse or common-law partner finished at least two academic years of full-time study (in a program at least two 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.5
Your past work in CanadaYou did at least one year of full-time work in Canada: in a occupation listed in Skill Type O or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and with a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.10
Your spouse or common-law partner’s past work in CanadaYour spouse / partner did at least one year of full-time work in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.5
Arranged Employment in CanadaYou earned points under Factor 5: Arranged Employment.5
Relatives in CanadaYou, or, if it applies, your spouse or common-law partner, have a relative, either a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, child of a parent (sibling), child of a grandparent (aunt or uncle), or grandchild of a parent (niece or nephew), who is living in Canada 18 years or older and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.5
 
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