Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

What is Express Entry

Express Entry is a Case Management System Government of Canada implemented to manage the Immigration Programs

Canada chooses skilled workers based on their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy. If you are interested in the Federal Skilled Worker stream, you will need to meet, at minimum, the pass mark of 67 points out of 100 on the Federal Skilled Worker grid. If you are accepted into the Express Entry pool, you may receive an Invitation to apply for permanent residence.

Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Canadian Experience Class

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs. Want to know more about Provincial Nominee Program? Check out the details here !

Federal Skilled Worker Program Explained

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada on permanent basis, please go through the details and connect with our consultant

You will be evaluated against the following selection factors

Minimum Requirement

  • Skilled Work Experience
  • Language Ability
  • Education

Other Requirements

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Whether you have a valid job offer
  • English and/or French language skills
  • adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)

Current Pass Mark : 67 points in Selection Factor Grid

Check Your Eligibility

How IRCC selects the profiles ?

IRCC use a different system to rank your profile once you submit your profile in Express Entry Pool and the same is accepted in the pool. IRCC select highest ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for Permanent Residence

What is skilled work experience ?

Skilled work experience means that you’ve worked in 1 of these National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups.

  • Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
  • Professional jobs (skill level A)
  • Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)
  • You must show that while working in your primary occupation, you performed the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.

NOC – National Occupational Classification Explained

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations.
You can search the NOC to find where an occupation is classified or to learn about its main duties, educational requirements or other useful information

Language Ability

You must take approved language tests in English or French
Writing, reading, listening , speaking and get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities

Education Requiremen

A Canadian Certificate, Diploma or credential AND/OR a foreign educational credential evaluated by an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for immigration purposes from a designated organization showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian

  • Secondary institution (high school) or
  • Post-secondary institution

Proof of funds for Settlement

You will be required to show sufficient fund is available with you for you and your family to settle in Canada, unless you:

  • Are currently able to legally work in Canada
  • Have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada


You must be admissible to Canada

What Happens When You are Selected from the Express Entry Pool

If you are selected from the Express entry Pool and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is sent to you, you and your dependents should complete the medical examinations and start securing the police clearances as part of the Canadian immigration application process and submit the application.

How Whitefield Immigration Consultancy can help you in the application process?

As a regulated Canadian immigration consultant, we are authorized to represent our clients and guide them through the process from the journey of Express Entry Profile Creation until Landing in Canada.