People looking to immigrate to Canada for a job might be able to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Successful applicants of this program are granted Permanent Residency in Canada.
Permanent Residency is an immigration status, which allows immigrants the right to live and work in the country indefinitely. Permanent Residents can also travel outside of Canada, however they must be careful to follow the travel rules.
In order to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, one must be able to score 67 points out of 100 in the FSWP selection Factors.
One factor, called adaptability, can grant an applicant up to 10 points.
Adaptability is a measure of how well an immigrant may adjust to life in Canada.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the governing body for the Federal Skilled Worker Program is primarily interested in the success of immigrants who come to Canada and adaptability certainly contributes to one’s success.
The following conditions can contribute to points in the adaptability factor for Federal Skilled Workers.
- Partner’s Language Ability. A spouse with a language ability of CLB 4 or higher will grant five points toward one’s adaptability score.
- Past Study. Immigrants who previously went to school in Canada may be able to receive five points in adaptability. Five additional points will be given if one’s spouse or partner studied in Canada.
- Past work experience can also contribute points to adaptability. Up to ten points if the work experience meets the criteria. A spouse’s past work experience can contribute 5 points to this category.
- Arranged Employment will automatically contribute 5 points to the adaptability category.
- Immigrants with relatives already in Canada can receive five points in adaptability.