Education Points Under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Education is one of the factors for which points are awarded under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).
Education points are awarded based on an assessment of the applicant's educational credentials. For any foreign-obtained credentials, this assessment will include a determination of the equivalent to that credential if it were obtained in Canada.
Up to 25 points will be awarded to the applicant under the Education Factor on the following basis:
Level of Education
Points (25 max)
Doctoral (PhD) level
Master's level or professional degree. Occupation related to the degree must be:
Also, Degree program must be in one of the following academic disciplines: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Law, Chiropractic Medicine, or Pharmacy.
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential
Three-year or longer post-secondary credential
Two-year post-secondary credential
One-year post-secondary credential
Secondary school/high school diploma
To obtain education factor points for a foreign credential, it is important to demonstrate that a foreign credential is equal to a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian educational institution. Therefore, FSWP candidates with a foreign education must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for their foreign education to receive education points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Learn more about the FSWP's selection factors
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