FSWP Program Requirements

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Please note that FSWP is also points based and the points grid for FSWP is different than Express Entry CRS. In order to qualify under FSWP, a potential applicant must meet the minimum requirements of this program:

  • Have at-least one year of continuous full-time skilled work experience (no gap in employment) or the equivalent experience in continuous part-time position within the past 10 years. This work experience must be paid and must fall under an occupation listed under National Occupational Classification (NOC).
  • Provide official language test results (IELTS, CELPIP or TEF) and meet the minimum language threshold of CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7, or equivalent in all four language skill areas i.e. Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening.
  • A Canadian degree, diploma or a certificate or if the education was obtained outside of Canada, provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an IRCC approved agency.
  • Prove that the applicant has settlement funds available to support themselves and their family members for six months post their arrival in Canada or must have an offer of arranged employment in Canada which is supported by a positive or neutral LMIA.

The potential applicants are required to obtain a score of 67 out of 100 points on the FSWP selection score grid to be eligible to create a profile under Express Entry. Please refer to the score chart here: