Canada Federal Skilled Workers Evaluation Program


Apply for Canada Federal Skilled Workers Evaluation Program

 The Canada Federal Skilled Workers Program is also known as FSW has brought hundreds of thousands of skilled workers to Canada over a short period of time. FSWP made people who would have got no chance to apply to Canada to have the opportunity to do so.

There have been some benefits from the program that the Canadian government, Canadian citizens and the immigrants through the scheme have all applaud.

Eligibility Criteria

The Evaluation Process

The FSW evaluation works based on six factors which are:

  • Education
  • Age
  • Work experience
  • Language proficiency
  • Arranged Employment
  • Adaptability

These have different maximum points allocated to them. The maximum points one can get is 100. The lowest to be considered is 67. It is worth knowing that the program is becoming more competitive thus the score.

Program Details

Education Details

The maximum points one can get from education is 25 points. See the table below.

Educational Qualification





Master’s degree


A Professional Degree like Medicine, Law or Pharmacy


Two or more post-secondary degrees or diplomas lasting 3 years or more


One post-secondary degree or diploma lasting 3 years or more


One post-secondary degree or diploma lasting 2 years or more


One post-secondary degree or diploma lasting a year or more


High school diploma



Age Factor

 The maximum points are 12 points. It can be gotten from:




17 or younger


18 – 35






















47 or older


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Work Experience

The maximum points one can get from previous work is 15 points. The work must be a paid one and must have been gained within the last 10 years. A year would be calculated on 30 hours per week.



1 year


2 – 3 years


4 – 5 years


6 years and above



Language Proficiency

This is the ability to communicate in either French or English. Being able to communicate in both is also a good asset. There are different bodies that conduct tests Canadian authorities approve of.

1.      For the English language, choose one:

  • The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 

2.      For French:

  • The Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF)

There are four language components that the test would consider. The maximum points one can get is 28. 24 points for language proficiency of CLB level 9 or higher. The other 4 points is when you meet a CLB level 5 of the other official language.


Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level in first official language

Speaking points

Listening points

Reading points

Writing points

CLB level 9 +





CLB level 8





CLB level 7






Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level in Second official language


CLB level 5 in all the four language components


CLB level 4 or less in any of the component


Benefits of Program

Arranged Employment

This means one has a job offer prior to the application for the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program. This means that either the applicant has the job offer from outside Canada or already has a job in Canada. The job must be a permanent one and on a full-time basis.

Since the skilled job is based on the NOC skill type, the job must be listed as a Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B.

The highest points one can get is 10 points.


This would allocate point on the basis that one would be able to adjust to the standard of life in Canada. If an applicant has a spouse or partner, it might add to the applicant’s points.

Adaptability Factor



Have previously worked for at least a year in Canada on a valid work permit. The job level is Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B.


Completed at least two years of full-time study at a Canadian institution. Either secondary or post-secondary education.


Have a spouse or partner who completed at least two years of education at a Canadian institution in secondary or post-secondary education.


Spouse or partner achieved a CLB level 4 in an approved language test.


Spouse or partner has previously worked for at least a year in Canada on a valid work permit.


Earned any points in Arranged Employment


Applicant or spouse/partner has a family member living in Canada as a Canadian citizen or on permanent residency.

Any of this family member would be accepted:

·        Parent

·        Grandparent

·        Child

·        Grandchild

·        Sibling

·        uncle or Aunt

·        Niece or nephew


Final words

You should try to secure employment before applying for the federal skilled worker program. If you do not, you would be required to have maintenance fund so you get approved.

Visa Application Costing

Below is the Visa Processing Fees Details:

1.      $550 CAD for you

2.      $550 CAD if you have an accompanying spouse or common-law partner

3.      $150 CAD for each dependent child. 

The right of Permanent Residence fees:

1.      $490 CAD for you,

2.      $490 CAD if you have an accompanying spouse or common-law partner.


There are no rights of permanent residence fees for dependent children.

Why Contact Opulentus?

Opulentus have been processing the visa for quite a long time and know all the necessary information that you would need. Every single time, we have processed several Visa applications. Contact us today and see why we are the best.

Chat with us at online support for your assessment test in order to test your eligibility to take up this Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa which will guarantee you coming to work and live in the nation. We are much available to assist all the way to secure your visa after passing the assessment.

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