All individuals applying through the Federal Skilled Worker program must meet education, language, and work experience criteria. When those factors are met, the applicant is also assessed based on his or her age, language skills and proficiency in English or French, work experience, a valid job offer, and the individual’s ability to adapt to life in Canada.
The system of scoring individuals is based on a possible total of 100 points, which is developed through a grid. There are six different areas or factors considered on the grid, and to pass a score or higher is required.
As with other types of Express Entry, the pool ranking for each individual with a 67 or above score is then considered. The applicants with the highest scores in the pool, or the highest rank, will receive invitations to apply as a permanent resident of Canada.