The FSWP is assessed on 6 factors: age, education, work experience, valid job offer, English and/or French language skills, adaptability. These factors are part of a 100-point grid system. The current pass mark is 67 points. Applications are processed through the Express Entry selection system. The applicant must make an expression of interest by creating an online Express Entry profile.
A maximum of 4 points can be received for a second official language with a CLB 5 in all four abilities totaling a maximum of 28 points in the language skills.
Points may be received if the applicant has a valid job offer of at least 1 year. The job offer must be received before applying as a Federal Skilled Worker. It must be continuous full-time work and not seasonal in an occupation NOC skill level 0, A, or B.
10 points are awarded for having a valid job offer.