This category is designed for individuals who will immigrate
to Canada on the basis of their own personal qualifications. To
be eligible for this programme, intended applicants are assessed
on a number of different factors about their personal circumstances
and awarded points for each factor.
Question: How many points does an applicant need to qualify?
The answer is 67.
Calculating your Points:
This can be somewhat complicated. It is more than just adding
up the scores. Experience has shown that it is NOT advisable that
you rely on your own assessment. There are a lot of legal issues
and variables that are involved in the points calculation method
that must be taken into consideration by your legal counsel. A
thorough understanding of Canadian Immigration law is very necessary
to precisely assess whether you meet the requirements as provided
under the Immigration and refugee Protection Act. It is recommended
that you get a professional assessment to accurately calculate
Here are some tips to get you started to give you an idea of
the legal ramifications and other criteria that will determine
the score you are likely to get.
Please note that to qualify under the skilled worker class, you
will have at least one (1) year of full-time (37.5 hours per week
or more) work experience within the past ten (10) years in one
of the occupations listed in either Skill Type O or Skill Level
A or B of the National occupational classification (NOC). The
NOC was developed by Human Resources Development Canada to be
a systematic cataloging of occupation in the Canadian labour market.
The NOC is divided into five (5) bands:
Skill Type: Management Occupations
Skill Level: Professional and Related Occupations
Skill Level: Technical, Skilled trades and paraprofessional occupations
Skill Level: Occupation of intermediate level, Clerical or supportive
Skill Level: Elemental sales or services and primary labour occupations
Subject to certain limited exception, only experience in skill
Type O or Skill level A and B are considered relevant for applicants
in the independent/skilled worker class
Canada Immigration Skilled
Worker Program FAQ