Six selection factors – Federal skilled workers

If you are eligible to apply as a federal skilled worker, we will assess you on a point system based on six selection factors.

Selection Factor Maximum points
English and/or French skills 28
Education 25
Experience 15
Age 12
Arranged employment in Canada 10
Adaptability 10
Total 100
Pass mark: 67 out of 100 points

If your score is 67 points or higher, you may qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.

If your score is lower than the pass mark of 67 points, you will not qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker. It is better not to apply at this time.

Principal applicant

If you are married or you live with a common-law partner, either you or your spouse can apply as the principal (main) applicant.

Look at each selection factor and see which one of you is most likely to meet the eligibility requirements and earn the most points. That person should apply as the principal applicant. The other person would apply as a dependant.

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