Federal Skilled Worker

The following are the minimum requirements that must be met to apply to become part of the pool for Federal Skilled Worker Express Entry visas. This immigration stream is a points based system, and applicants must have a minimum of 67 points to apply

  • Skilled work experience – at least one (1) year full-time work (30 hours a week) or part-time equivalent
  • Language – minimum language level of 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark
  • Education – Canadian secondary or post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate; or equivalent


  • Once the minimum requirements are met, the application is assessed on the following:

    • Skills in English and/or French
    • Education
    • Work experience
    • Age
    • Whether you hold a valid job
    • offer
    • Adaptability
    • Proof of funds to support self and family (if do not have a valid job offer)
  • Other Requirements

    • Must be admissible to Canada
    • Must plan to live outside Quebec

Provincial Nominee Program Entrepreneur

Each province and territory has its own streams and criteria for their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These can change without notice. You can find out more on the website of the province or territory that interests you (see below).

  • Alberta

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick