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What is Canada 67 points System?

Canada immigration require 67 points from the applicants to qualify. You must have heard this statement from people and online/offline media sources. Does the logic behind it confuse you often and you think as to how these points are earned and calculated by the Canadian government.  Well, if you this page will give the answer of all your questions in detail.

What is 67 point immigration System of Canada?

The 67 point system belong to Federal Express Entry Immigration System of Canada, launched by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in year 2015. The successful applicants in the express entry, get permanent residency invitation. This program register the profile of the applicants online, evaluate their capability, and allocate them points based on the same. An applicant need to acquire minimum 67 points to qualify the primary round. Express entry system has three main categories, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program– Meant for overseas skilled worker and professionals
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program- meant for applicant having experience in a skilled trade.
  • Canadian Experience Class– Meant for the people who already have gained work experience in Canada.

So, in short, if you are applying as a skilled worker from overseas, you need to apply though the first category, i.e. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) category and obtain minimum 67 points. These points are earned based on some key selection factors of Express entry System.

Click FSW point Calculator here to check whether you score 67 Points

What are the Express Entry selection factors?

As an express entry applicant, you can earn points based on six key selection factors, i.e.

Selection Factors Points
Education Maximum 25 points
Ability in English and/or French Maximum 28 points
Experience Maximum 15 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Arranged employment in Canada Maximum 10 points
Adaptability Maximum 10 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Qualifying Marks 67 points


As an applicant of Canadian PR through Express Entry System, you get valuable points for all above factors out of 100. If you are able to score 67 points for all the above factors, you become eligible to enter the Express Entry pool of candidates. Where IRCC select the candidates through fortnightly draw and invite them to apply Canadian permanent residency visa within 60 days.

How to improve your Express entry immigration points for FSW?

If your total point score is below 67 points, you cannot qualify for the express entry system. However, you can do following things to improve your points score.

  • Improve your language skill points by enhancing your IELTS test score, etc.
  • Obtaining any another degree, diploma, or certificate
  • Obtain points for 2nd language, i.e. French language (if English is primary language or vice versa)
  • Acquiring an offer of arranged employment in Canada

Need assistance to understand or Qualify 67 Points threshold?

If you need professional advice, assistance or support to understand, interpret and qualify the 67 points threshold of Express Entry System, you may contact Visas Avenue Immigration- the leading Canadian Visa Consultancy Company in India.

You may call Visas Avenue qualified immigration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


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