The adaptability factor is one of the six factors for which points are awarded by Canadian Immigration Officers in determining whether a Skilled Worker/Professional applicant will be accepted or refused under the Federal Skilled Worker Class.

Up to 10 points can be awarded under the Adaptability factor, based on an applicant’s ability to establish themselves in Canada. These 10 points can either come from full-time work in Canada, or a combination of six other possible adaptability factors.

Points are awarded under Adaptability based on qualifications that are expected to improve an applicant's ability to become economically established in Canada as follows:

Adaptability Points (10 max)
PA previous work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC 0,A,B) 10 points
Previous study in Canada 5 points
Previous study in Canada - accompanying spouse/partner 5 points
Previous work in Canada - accompanying spouse/partner 5 points
Arranged employment in Canada 5 points
Relative in Canada - 18 years or older 5 points
Language ability CLB 4 or above - accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0) 5 points

See the complete list of all six selection factors for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

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