Canada chooses skilled immigrants as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in the economy. There is a new system to manage how people with skilled work experience apply to immigrate to Canada. It is called Express Entry.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program is a golden opportunity for foreign skilled/trained migrants to attain PR visa in Canada. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) selects immigrants based on their ability to succeed economically in Canada. Skilled workers are people who are selected as permanent residents based on their ability to become economically established in Canada. Get Started
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is a program which selects highly skilled, experienced workers to get Permanent Residency in Canada. The program was launched on January 1, 2015 under which the applications are being processed with Express Entry selection system. With 347 high demand occupations, FSW is a fast track method to obtain Permanent Resident (PR) Visa of Canada. The candidate who meets with the minimum required eligibility criteria can apply for FSW.
Express Entry: The potential candidates can create new if they have obtained at least passing marks in FSW Express Entry profile, their profile will be put in the pool of candidates, from where high scored candidates will be selected for permanent residency in Canada.
Note: You are eligible to get a Canada PR visa without a job offer. Apply through the most suitable program for Canada immigration and move to Canada without any employment letter before immigrating. Contact an immigration expert today.Check Your Eligibility Now
To apply as a skilled worker for Canada and want to establish yourself on Permanent Resident of there, you need to follow the following steps for FSW.
The applicant must attain a minimum pass mark of 67. Applicants are assessed on following factors; don’t be confused between CRS and Passing marks to become eligible for Federal Skilled Worker Program and then you can apply for Express Entry. Below is the list of selection factors and the points allocated for it.Factor 1: Age (Maximum Points 12)
|18 to 35||12 points|
|47 or more||0 points|
There are two official languages for Federal Skilled Worker Program. A candidate can obtain maximum 24 points for English language and remaining 4 under French language factor.
A candidate is required to must prove his/her English language proficiency in each 4 language abilities i.e. Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 to apply for Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Aptech Global, will do your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) required to avail up to 25 points, the ECA is assessed through a Canadian Credential Assessment agency. This will confirm your qualification according to the Canadian qualification equivalent system.
|Doctoral level||25 Points|
|Master’s level or professional degree||23 Points|
|Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential||22 Points|
|Three-year or longer post-secondary credential||21 Points|
|Two-year post-secondary credential||19 Points|
|One-year post-secondary credential||15 Points|
|Secondary school||5 Points|
|Secondary school not completed||0 Points|
|Experience in years||Points|
|Six years or more||15 points|
|Four years||13 points|
|Two years||11 points|
|One year||9 points|
Arranged Employment is a genuine job offer by a Canadian employer that is approved (validated) by Human Resources & Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). Arranged Employment provides the Federal Skilled Worker applicant with up to an additional 10 points towards Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) selection factor requirement.
|You have a permanent job offer from a Canadian employer, approved by the HRSDC||10 points|
|You have a permanent job offer from a Canadian employer, without the necessity of HRSDC approval, if you are employed in Canada by the same employer||10 points|
|Principal Applicant Previous Work in Canada (min. 1 yr at NOC 0, A, B)||10 points|
|Accompanying Spouse/Partner Previous Work in Canada||5 points|
|Principal Applicant Previous Study in Canada||5 points|
|Accompanying Spouse/Partner Previous Study in Canada||5 points|
|Arranged Employment||5 points|
|Relative in Canada 18 years or over (parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, child of a parent, sibling, child of a grandparent, aunt or uncle, or grandchild of a parent, niece or nephew) who is residing in Canada and is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.||5 points|
|Accompanying spouse/partner’s official language (CLB/NCLC 4)||5 points|
1. You can get additional points apart from the above mentioned factors, the first way is: if your spouse is having English proficiency with CLB 4 then you will get 5 additional adaptability points as a principle applicant.Note: Your spouse will need to appear in IELTS exam.
2. If you are having a blood relation with a Canadian citizen, CIC will credit you 5 additional points for adaptability. The blood relation can be 18 years and above; and can be Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Uncle, Aunt, Niece, Nephew. The blood relation can belong to either of the spouses and either of the parents.
Important Note: Total marks are 100 and current pass-mark is 67 points. You should calculate your points now as, Canadian government may change the required criteria at any time without any prior notice.
You need to show minimum required funds to CIC while applying for FSW to support yourself and your family. The funds depend on the number of family members you are bringing them along with you.Factor 6: Adaptability (Maximum 10 points)
|Number of family member||Funds Required|
|7 or more||$32,191|
Federal Skilled Worker Application Processing Fee
Right of Permanent Resident Fee
CIC receives a number of applications under its Federal Skilled Worker program and they verify each and every application. After the complete submission of application from applicants end, the immigration selects the candidate to invite them for permanent residency by issuing them Invitation of Apply (ITA).
At the present time, the applications are being processed in 6 months or lesser.
Canada has a number of job occupations which are opened at present time. You should first check for an occupation whether it is in demand in Canada market or not. If you are applying for permanent resident for Canada, then your occupation must be skill type O, A, B as per the National Occupation Classification (NOC). We advise you to talk to our immigration expert before applying by assuming a job is in demand.
Note: CIC may update the demand list any time. You can check the. Full occupation demand list
Federal Skilled Worker is the most popular and easy way to migrate to Canada. It has a simple process and eligibility requirement. If you are a skilled worker and having sufficient work experience in the relevant field then you can apply for this program.
The plus point here is, there is no quota limit set for this program by CIC, and you don’t need to worry about the quota intake limit. If CIC has received thousands of application, then you can also apply and government will accept your application. Only 67 points required out of 100, you can score this much. Direct way of getting Canada Permanent Residency status in Canada.
Aptech Global is there to help you at every stage, our experts will guide you and help you in arranging your documents on time by updating you regularly. We are updated with the CIC’s new policy and rules of immigration and PR. We are known for our customer friendly image, our clients always appreciate the task of our team. Apply for Federal Skilled Worker Program now by filling the Free Assessment Form.
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