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Selection Factor for Federal Skilled Worker Program

Selection Factor for Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Worker Selection Factor Based on Age, Arranged Employment and Adaptability

My previous blog discussed Federal Skilled Worker Program Selection Factor based on Language Ability, Education and Work Experience. This blog will focus on Selection Factor based on Age, Arranged Employment and Adaptability. As you are aware Citizenship and Immigration Canada selects foreign skilled workers based their Language Ability, Education, Work Experience, Age, Arranged Employment in Canada and Adaptability. To qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program you need to score 67 points or higher to immigrate to Canada. If you score less than 67 points than unfortunately you will not qualify under this category and have to wait until your situation improves or retake some test to improve your scores. Below will discuss how points are calculated for Age, Arranged Employment and Adaptability

Points Granted for Age under Federal Skilled Worker Program

The maximum points you can get for Age under Federal Skilled Worker Program is 12 points. The points awarded for age is when the immigration officer gets your application.

AGE

Points Given

Under 18

0

18 to 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

Points Granted for Arranged Employment in Canada under Federal Skilled Worker Program

The maximum points you can get for Arranged Employment in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program is 10 points. The points are usually awarded if you are permanent resident with a full-time job offer from an employer in Canada. Obviously, the job must be arranged by the employer before applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. So you must get a valid job offer from the employer in Canada. The job has to be full-time and permanent it cannot be seasonal work and the occupation must be listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • If you are on Temporary Work Permit you can get 10 points under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. These are foreign workers in which their employer has received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for Service Canada. So the Arranged Employment has to come from the employer that has received the Positive LMIA. You have to make sure your work permit is valid when you apply and when the immigration officer issues the visa. If you are exempt from the work permit then you wait until the immigration officer issues the visa.

  • If you are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMIA you get 10 points. Jobs that are exempt from the LMIA include individuals that fall under one of the international agreements or federal-provincial agreements. Also, your work permit has to be valid at the time you apply and when the visa gets issued by the immigration officer.

  • If you do not have work permit or have no intention to work in Canada before you get permanent resident visa OR if you are currently working in Canada and a different employer has offered you a permanent full time position OR you are currently working in a job that is exempt from LMIA but is not under international or federal provincial agreement you can get 10 points only if the employer has offered a permanent job position and the employer has received positive LMIA from Service Canada

Remember, LMIA cannot be filed by the foreign applicant but only by the employer. Service Canada will only confirm permanent job offer if the occupation falls under Skill Type O or Skill Level A or B of the NOC. Also, the immigration officer must be convinced that you will have the license or certified to work in that occupation when you arrive in Canada.

Points Granted for Adaptability in Canada under Federal Skilled Worker Program

You can get a maximum of 10 points for Adaptability under Federal Skilled Worker Program. The good thing about this application is that if you have spouse or common-law partner with you in Canada they can earn points for adaptability as well. You can only get the points only once for each section.

  • You can get a maximum of 5 points for your spouse or partner’s language level. This language level has to be in either English or French at CLB 4 level or higher in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. To get those points awarded to you, you have to submit your test results from an agency that is approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Also, your test results cannot be older than two years on the day that you apply.

  • You can get 5 points for your past study in Canada, only if you have finished your schooling in Canada that was at least two academic years of full-time study at secondary or post-secondary level. Remember, a full-time program of study means you have at least 15 hours of classes per week. Also, you must have good academic standing during that time that was set out by your school.

  • You can get 5 points for your spouse or partner’s past study in Canada. So if your spouse or common-law partner has completed at least two years of academic schooling that was full time at secondary or post-secondary level in Canada they get 5 points. Remember full-time study means your classes have to be at least 15 hours per week and your spouse or partner has to be in good academic standing during that time.

  • You can get 10 points for your past work experience in Canada that is in a occupation listed in Skill Type O or Sill Levels A or B of the NOC. The work experience has to be at least one year and full-time work in Canada. Also, the Work Permit has to be valid or authorized to work in Canada.

  • You can get 5 points for your spouse or common-law partner’s past work experience in Canada. Your spouse or partner must have at least one year of full-time work experience in Canada and his or her work permit has to be valid or they are authorized to work in Canada.

  • You can earn 5 points for Arranged Employment

  • If you have relatives in Canada either yourself or your spouse or partner you can get 5 points. So relatives includes: parents, grandparents, child, grandchild, child of a parent (sibling), child of a grandparent (aunt or uncle) or grandchild of a parent (niece or nephew). These individuals must be living in Canada, be 18 years of age or older and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Contact Akrami & Associates to determine your Eligibility under Federal Skilled Worker Program

Do you have special skills and wondering if you can apply for permanent residence through Federal Skilled Worker Program? Contact Akrami & Associates to determine your eligibility under the program. These applications are not easy and highly recommended to consult with an immigration representative prior to submitting your application. Last thing you want is a refusal because you calculated your points incorrectly or have chosen the incorrect National Occupational Classification (NOC). Contact us today at 416-477-2545 for further details.

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