Age(Maximum 12 points)
47 and older
English and/or French Skills (Maximum 28 points)
First Official Language
CLB level 9 or higher 24 points
CLB level 8
CLB level 7
Below CLB level 7
Not eligible to apply
Second Official language
CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities
Atleast CLB 5in all the four abilities
Arranged Employment in Canada (Maximum 10 points)
If You currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit. And Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued). And CIC issued your work permit based on a positive labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Your employer would have applied for the LMO, which you then had to attach to your application to CIC. And You are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMO requirement under:
an international agreement (such as, the North America Free Trade Agreement) or
a federal-provincial agreement.
Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized
to work in Canada without a permit when your visa is issued).
Your current employer has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker. 10 points
You currently do not:
have a work permit, or
plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.
You are currently working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a
permanent full-time job.
You are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Opinion, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement.
An employer has made you a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as
a skilled worker.
The employer has a positive Labour Market Opinion from HRSDC 10 points
Education (Maximum 25 points)
University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equal
University degree at the Masterâ€™s level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice points professional degree (or equal). Occupation related to the degree must be:
1. NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and
2. licensed by a provincial regulatory body.
Note: Degree program must be in one of these fields of study: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Law, Chiropractic Medicine, or Pharmacy. 23 points
Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years).
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal.
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal.
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal.
Canadian high school diploma, or equal.
Experience Outside Canada (Maximum 15 points)
6 or more years
Adaptability (Maximum 10 points)
Your spouse or partnerâ€™s language level
Your spouse or common-law partner has a language level in either English or
French at CLB 4 level or higher in all four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
To get these points, you must submit test results from an approved agency when you apply.
Results cannot be more than two years old on the day you apply. 5 points
Your past study in CanadaYou finished at least two academic years of full-time study (in a program at least two years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, and you must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time. 5 points
Your spouse or partnerâ€™s past study in Canada
Your spouse or common-law partner finished at least two academic years of full-time study (in a program at least two years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, and your spouse or partner must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time. 5 points
Your past work in Canada
You did at least one year of full-time work in Canada:
1. in a occupation listed in Skill Type O or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and
2. with a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada. 10 points
Your spouse or common-law partnerâ€™s past work in Canada
Your spouse / partner did at least one year of full-time work in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada. 5 points
Arranged Employment in Canada
You earned points under Factor 5: Arranged Employment. 5 points
Relatives in Canada
You, or, if it applies, your spouse or common-law partner, have a relative, either a
5. child of a parent (sibling),
6. child of a grandparent (aunt or uncle), or
7. grandchild of a parent (niece or nephew), who is
A. living in Canada
B. 18 years or older and
C. a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 5 points