Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program
Canada is the most sought after destination for immigrants. The country offers ample opportunities for immigrants to move in and work there. Canada federal skilled worker program is one of them. This program enables immigrants to apply for the permanent residency in Canada. Applications under this program are processed through Canada Express Entry Selection System. The applicants have to create an online Express Entry Profile to file their application for PR in Canada.
The selection is based on a point system, in which, you need to score a minimum 67 points out of 100. Your occupation must fall under the “skilled occupation list” of Canada to become eligible to take up the test.
The judgment of the application form is based on your capability to become financially established after you immigrate to Canada.
Eligibility criteria for Canada federal skilled worker applications -
Once you have successfully submitted your application form, it will be assessed on eligibility bars as per the criteria described below-
- Minimum one year of regular and paid experience (full/part time) within last 10 years.
- Skill type 0, A or B as per the National Occupational Qualification of Canada.
- CLB 7 is the minimum language benchmark for a candidate of skilled worker program (results of the Language test to be attached while applying).
Note: The province of Quebec does not follow Skilled Worker Program and is responsible for selecting its own skilled workers.
After clearing the eligibility barrier your work experience is counted. Following are the necessary clauses you must fulfil to immigrate to Canada under FSW program -
- Your work experience must be within last 10 years for at least one year in the same job.
- It should be regular and paid (full time/equal amount of part time).
Skills required for Federal Skilled Worker Program Canada-
Skills are classified in three categories-
- Skill type 0- Managerial occupations.
- Skill level A- Professional occupations.
- Skill level B- Technical occupations/ skilled trades.
National Occupational Classification is one of the most popular systems used to classify jobs in Canada.
The threshold language ability for FSW program is CLB 7. You need to score minimum seven bands in the language ability test to meet the requirements and attach the result of the same along with your application form. This is mandatory for Canada FSW program.
- A Canadian certificate, diploma, or credential or/and
- A credential for foreign education
- Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by a CIC approved agency (to shows that your credentials are equal to a completed Canadian post-secondary or secondary educational credential).
Every year a huge number of applicants apply for immigration to Canada. But, the Canadian Immigration department considers a limited number of applicants. CIC considered 25000 applications for federal skilled worker program in 2015, around 1000 applications per occupation within the 25000 cap. This is processed within the same time frame.
Once you meet all the above-mention conditions, your application form is further proceeded based on the following six criteria -
- Work Experience
- Your employment status in Canada, (with or without a job) and.
- Your language skills (English and/or French).
Proof of funds
You have to show proof expressing enough funds to support the family and self after reaching Canada.
Application Processing Fee
In case your profile does not satisfy the existing criteria; the application fee may or may not be refunded based on the decision taken by the immigration officials.
Permanent Residence Fee
Once your FWS application is granted, you have to pay the Permanent resident fee. The fee is to be paid before you receive your PR visa from CIC. In any case, if you choose not to use this visa, the fee will be refunded to you.
Fee for medical examination, language test, and police verification is additional.
P.S. Post application submission, the process time is a minimum of 6 months.
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The Express Entry System was launched on 1st January 2015. It is the most popular Canadian Immigration Program and the most successful Immigration system in the world today! This program aims to select highly skilled and talented people from all over the world who wish to become the Permanent Residents of Canada. There are three types of Express Entry Programs- The Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Skilled Trades Program, The Canadian Experience Class.
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