(Express Entry / FSW / PNP / SINP / OINP / NSNP / MPNP)

Canada needs Foreign Nationals / Skilled Workers / Professionals to replace its aging baby boomer work force, that will be fully retired by 2030. Professionals or Skilled Workers are people who are selected on the basis of their points scored in six selection factors, which are:

  1. Education
  2. Proficiency in one or both of Canada’s official languages
  3. Experience
  4. Age
  5. Arranged Employment
  6. Adaptability

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These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors.

The current pass mark is 67 points.

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  • Education:

Applicants under the FSW class need to have completed a minimum of equivalent of Canadian high school. However, being the most competitive class of immigration, we highly recommend two post-secondary qualifications in order to score additional points in the skills transferability factor of Express Entry. The two post secondary  qualifications could be two bachelor degrees, one bachelor and one Master degree, or a Postsecondary or Post Graduate diploma in addition to a three-year degree program.  

  • Age

Applicants get a maximum of 12 points for their age up to age 35, after which they lose 1 point for each year. At age 47 they get 0 points for their age.

Due to competition in Express Entry, we strongly recommend applicants be up to age 35 in order to be able to compete in the EE Pool. Otherwise, they will be required to resort to either a job offer or provincial nomination or some other scoring factor in Express Entry pool

  • Experience

A Minimum one year continuous, full time or equivalent part-time, post qualification experience at NOC level 0, A or B is required to meet the eligibility criteria of FSW.

In order to compete in Express Entry, we strongly recommend three years minimum qualifying work experience in order to score points in skills transferability factors. 

  • Language

Applicants applying under FSW, need to have CLB 7 (IELTS 6.0) in each of the four language skills, viz, Listening, Reading, Writing & Speaking. The applicant can get 4 additional points in the FSW points table for their second language, i.e, English or FrenchA higher score of CLB 9 or higher is the most desirable score in order to score higher and get additional points in the Skills transferability factor of Express Entry. 

  • Adaptability

Applicants can score 10 additional points in the adaptability factor of FSW. They may score points for Spouse Language skills (English or French- CLB 5), a blood relative of applicant or spouse (parent, grandparent, child, uncle, aunt, sibling, niece or nephew) who is Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, Canadian post-secondary studies or Work Experience of Principal applicant or spouse and arranged Employment

  • Job Offer

Applicants get additional 10 points for a full time, permanent job off for one year. This job offer gets you 200 additional points in the Express Entry pool if it is at a Managerial level or 50 points if it is at a professional or technical level (NOC A or B). 

Please contact us for scoring additional points through a job offer from a Canadian Employer. We can assist you with the process. 

If you score less than 67 points, you can improve points through one of the following ways:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Improve your qualification Master’s degree or a post-secondary qualification from Canada. 
  • Get a job offer from an eligible Canadian Employer supported by an LMIA 
  1. Pre-Requisites: 

Applicants who meet the Education, Age and Experience criteria are required to fulfil the Pre-requisites before submitting the application. These include: 

  • Language Proficiency Test
  • Degrees Evaluation from Canada 

Proof of Language proficiency is a must for every applicant whosoever applies for Canadian Permanent Residence as a skilled worker. There is no exception for any one even if you are from an English / French speaking country or have education in Canada or any other English speaking country. 

Your foreign qualifications, other than those awarded by Canadian Universities and colleges must have been awarded an equivalency before you apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. 



As a first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration. 


After completion of eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending upon the country of origin of the applicant, country of Application, and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:

  1. Security
  2. Human or International Rights Violation
  3. Serious Criminality
  4. Organized Criminality
  5. Health Issues
  6. Financial Reasons
  7. Misrepresentation
  8. Non-Compliance with Immigration & Refugees Protection Act
  9. Inadmissible Family member

Settlement Funds (2023)
Number of
family members  Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)
1       $13,757
2       $17,127
3       $21,055
4       $25,564
5       $28,994
6       $32,700
7       $36,407
If more than 7 people, for each additional family mem-ber       $3,706


FREE ASSESSMENT: For a detailed assessment of your profile please submit our online assessment form

Our Regulated Immigration Consultant Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik-Member ICCRC # R509291 will review your profile and advise you accordingly for the next steps. 

Next Steps: 

  1. Eligible candidates are invited for a Zoom meeting with our consultant during which applicants get a chance to discuss their case at length.
  2. Applicants are sent our retainer agreement
  3. Upon receipt of the signed retainer agreement and the initial instalment of the Professional fee, the client file is opened at our end. 
  4. The client is sent a link of our CRM in which the client can track all his records, payment, upload documents, actions performed by our team, and progress of client application.
  5. At Euro Immigration Consultants, we charge our professional fee in 2-3 instalments as per the task ahead, in order to give relief to clients.

Why Choose Euro Immigration Consultant / Ahmad Junaid Salik for Your Canadian Immigration Process?

  1. Mr. Salik is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and Member in good standing of ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) since 2013 , Member # R 509291. 
  2. He is also a licensed Immigration Consultant and Recruiter for SINP-Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program since 2014, Member # 000090.  In addition he is also authorized to submit applications and represent clients before all other provinces of Canada, other than Quebec. 
  3. Mr. Salik has two decades of Canadian and International Immigration experience.
  4. He is based in Toronto Canada and is abreast of latest developments in Canadian immigration policies and programs through training offered by IRCC, IRB, CBSA, ESDC,  Provincial Immigration departments and other government of Canada departments. 
  5. Mr. Salik has diversified experience of dealing with clients of different nationalities. 
  6. His success rate in Permanent Residence applications is 100% due to his in-depth knowledge of Canadian Immigration law and policies, experience and dedicated working on client files. 
  7. Mr. Salik himself compiles and submits client visa applications that minimizes any error and omission chances in client files. 
  8. By retaining him as your Immigration Counsel, you have the peace of mind that you are in safe hands. 
  9. His trained and experienced team in Pakistan offices offers you front end facilitation for your Canadian immigration Process, thus you get services of a Toronto based immigration firm right in your home town and at your home through our online and virtual services.