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|