Requirements to apply for Canada PR from India

by Mansi Sahai Published on 26/Sep/2022
Canadian PR Requirements

India is among top new immigrant sourcing countries for Canada. In fact, it has been the main source to Canada in 2020 and has maintained its position in 2021 as well.

Being the second-largest country in the world with respect to population, India has a large pool of young and prospective immigrants. Also, there is a noteworthy middle-class population who has high level of proficiency in English backed by higher education and work experience.

As a matter of fact, Indians have the highest rate of success when it comes to applying for Canada immigration and obtaining the same in comparison to other countries. 

Let's find out about Express Entry- Federal Skilled Worker Program, which is one of the best pathways to apply for Canada PR from India.

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Managed by Federal Express Entry Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program is designed for skilled foreign workers with minimum 12 months of skilled work experience. With a highly competitive points based system for determining eligibility and selecting candidates, FSWP is ideal for those who want to move to Canada from India without having any job offer or prior connection to Canada, like, past study, relatives, sponsorship, etc.

Selection Requirements

In order to qualify under FSWP, you have to meet minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Work experience- You must have at least 1 year of full-time, continuous work experience in a skilled occupation gained within past 10 years or an equal part-time experience. It has be a skilled work experience and must be classified under NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.
  • Language Proficiency- You must meet score CLB level 7 in an approved English or French language examination, like IELTS.
  • Education Level- You must have a certificate, diploma or degree from secondary institution or post- secondary institution either from Canada or abroad. However, in case of education gained abroad, you must submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a designated organization.

If you meet the above requirements and you are admissible to Canada, the IRCC will then assess your application based on key factors including, age, education, work experience, language skills, adaptability and job offer. All these factors are a part of Canada's FSW points grid and you are required to score minimum 67 points out of 100 to become eligible to submit and enter the Express Entry pool of candidates.

FSW Points Grid



Maximum Points



Language Proficiency




Work Experience


Arranged Employment




Minimum Pass Score = 67

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