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Canada Immigration Federal Selection Criteria

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Independent Class applicants are selected on the basis of 6 criteria that are the predictors of their chances of succeeding in settling in Canada. Each factor has a maximum number of points. The applicant must achieve 75 points to qualify for a permanent resident visa. The following selection criteria apply to applicants with an intended destination outside of Quebec. Applicants with an intended destination within Quebec are subject to the Quebec Selection Criteria.

   

Criteria 1: Age (10 points)

   

Applicant's  Age

 Points

21 49 years of age

10

20 or 50 years of age

8

19 or 51 years of age

6

18 or 52 years of age

4

17 or 53 years of age

2

Less than 17 or greater than 53 years of age

0

         

Criteria 2: Education (16 points)

   

Applicant's  Education Points

Secondary school has not been completed (i.e. no diploma obtained) and the applicant has no trade or apprenticeship educational credentials

0

Secondary school education credential

5

One year post secondary educational credential, other than a university credential, and a total of 12 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies;

12

One year post secondary educational credential, other than a university educational credential, and a total of 13 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies

15

One year university educational credential at a bachelor's level, other than a university educational credential, and a total of 13 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies

15

Two year post secondary educational credential, other than a university educational credential, and a total of 14 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies; 

20

Two year university educational credential at a bachelor's level, other than a university educational credential, and a total of 14 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies; 

20

Three year post secondary educational credential, other than a university educational credential, and a total of 15 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies; 

22

Two or more university educational credentials at the bachelor's level and a total of 15 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies

22

University educational credential at the master's or doctoral level and a total of 17 years of completed full time or full time equivalent studies

25

    

      

Criteria 3: Arranged Employment (10 points)

   

The Arranged employment means a confirmed job offer from Canadian employer that has been approved by a Human Resources Canada in order to verify that no or very few qualified Canadians or permanent residents are available to fill the position. 

            

Criteria 4: Work Experience (21 points)

   

Points of the assessment will be awarded as follows:

  

Number of years

Less than 1

At least 1

At least 2

At least 3 4 or more

Points

0 15 17 19 21

  

Criteria 5: Language abilities in English and French (24 points)

   

First  Language

Speak

Read

Write

Listen to

High proficiency

4

4

4

4

Moderate proficiency

2

2

2

2

Basic proficiency

1

1

1

1

No proficiency

0

0

0

0

Second  Language

Speak

Read

Write

 

High proficiency

2

2

2

2

Moderate proficiency

2

2

2

2

Basic proficiency

1

1

1

1

No proficiency

0

0

0

0

       

  

Criteria 6:  Adaptability (10 points)

    

   

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