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Federal Skilled Workers

Skilled workers are people who are selected as permanent residents based on their ability to become economically established in Canada.


Federal skilled worker applications received on or after February 27, 2008 are now assessed for eligibility according to new instructions issued by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

If you wish us to evaluate whether you are eligible, please fill out our free assessment form. We will tell you quickly and accurately if you qualify.

If your application is eligible for processing under the new instructions, you must also meet the following minimum requirements to qualify as a skilled worker:

Minimum Requirements

You have at least one year of continuous full-time paid work experience or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment, within the last 10 years


Your work experience must be Skill Type 0 managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) on the Canadian National Occupational Classification list,


You must have had this experience within the last 10 years.

If you meet these minimum requirements, your application will then be processed according to the six selection factors in the skilled worker points grid.

Selection Grid

Applicants are assessed to evaluate their ability to adapt to the Canadian economy. To qualify applicants must score a minimum of 67 points out of a possible 100 points.

Selection Criteria
Maximum Points
Official languages (English and/or French)
Employment experience
Arranged employment in Canada

You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada unless you have Arranged Employment in Canada.

Please fill out our Free Assessment Form for accurate evaluation of whether you qualify. If you do not qualify under the Skilled Worker program we will advise you of alternate paths to make your quest to Canada possible.