Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Points Calculator

Updated: July 17, 2022

To immigrate to Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) managed by the Express Entry system, candidates must obtain at least 67 out of 100 points on the Federal Skilled Worker points-grid. Complete the following quiz to calculate your potential score:

Disclaimer: This tool is designed to provide users with their FSW score based on the Federal Skilled Worker selection factors points grid. This tool does not evaluate a user's eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. makes every effort to ensure that this tool provides accurate results. This tool is not a substitute for legal advice and should be used for information purposes only. does not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on this tool or the information contained therein and cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information.

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Federal Skilled Workers Points Calculator FAQs

How are FSW points calculated?

FSW points are calculated by assessing your selection factors:

  • age
  • education
  • work experience
  • English and/or French language ability
  • adaptability (how well you can establish yourself in Canada)
  • a valid job offer (if applicable)

Each factor contributes to your total score out of 100 points. If you score 67 points or higher, you may be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

How many points do you need for the FSW program?

If you are interested in applying under the Federal Skilled Worker stream, you must score at least 67 points out of 100 on the Federal Skilled Worker points grid.


In addition to scoring at least 67 points on the FSW points-grid, candidates must meet the minimum requirements of the Federal Skilled Worker Program to be considered.

What is the difference between FSW and CRS points?

The FSW points-grid is used to measure your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program by assigning you a score out of 100 points based on the program's selection factors. If you score at least 67 out of 100 points and have met the minimum requirements of the FSWP, you can create an Express Entry profile and submit it to the pool of candidates.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a system used to rank candidates in the Express Entry pool, and is based on a score out of 1200 points. If you are among the highest ranked candidates during an Express Entry draw, you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.

How can I increase my FSW score?

Since FSW points are awarded based on the program's selection factors, you can increase your score by obtaining:

  • more skilled work experience
  • a higher level of education or an additional educational credentials
  • a higher level of English or French language ability
  • a valid job offer from a Canadian employer
  • provincial nomination

Ideally, you would identify the weakest points in your profile and focus on the areas that would result in the most points. 


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