The FSW category is prescribed as a class of persons who are skilled workers, who may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada, and who intend to reside in a province other than Quebec.

The FSW Point System 

You need at least 67 points to be eligible to apply as a FSW. You get different points based on: 

  • Your education;
  • Your abilities in English and/or French (Canada’s 2 official languages);
  • Your work experience;
  • Your age;
  • If you have arranged employment in Canada; and 
  • Your adaptability.

Your work experience must be either Skill Type 0Skill Level A or Skill Level B on the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC).

If you are eligible to apply under the FSW category, you may submit your profile to Express Entry. Express Entry is a new online application system for economic immigration categories, such as the FSW.