Federal Skilled Worker

Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSWP is for candidates who have work experience in a managerial, skilled or semi-skilled occupation. It is a fast-tracked way to Canada as a professional or skilled worker.

Eligibility or minimum requirements as mentioned below:
1. Education: minimum high school, college/university degree with ECA evaluation.
2. Language: minimum 7 bands in IELTS or CLB 7
3. Work experience: Minimum 1 year of full-time work experience in NOC A,B,O.
4. Proof of financial means: funds/settlement funds
5. Minimum 67 out of 100 FSWP Points

How does it work ?
1. Create an express entry profile
2. Receive CRS sore
3. Profile entered into express entry draw pool
4. Government releases CRS score cut off
5. If successful, receive invitation to apply (ITA) for PR
6. Complete application and submit documents in 60 days.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is Canada’s primary economic immigration pathway and gives skilled workers, and their loved ones, the opportunity to immigrate to Canada permanently.

This program is one of the three programs contained within Canada’s Express Entry system for processing permanent residency applications. Before applying for the program, an applicant must first complete an online Express Entry profile and meet the criteria to enter the pool of candidates.

Skilled Worker applicants are assessed based on their ability to become economically established in Canada. Factors include, but are not limited to the applicant’s work experience, language abilities and education.

Successful applicants will obtain Canadian permanent residence, allowing them to live and work in Canada with fewer restrictions. Their dependents may also have the right to live, study, and work in Canada, as well as the right to apply for their Canadian citizenship. Are you eligible for Federal Skilled Worker Program ?

To qualify for the Federal Skilled Workers Program, candidate must meet certain minimum requirements :

Work Experience

You must find a National Occupational Classification (NOC) code that best corresponds to your work experience. Your occupation should have NOC skill level A or B, or skill type 0. The work experience that you claim in your application must be received within the last 10 years and be paid. If you have been working full-time, you must have at least one year of continuous work experience (at least 30 hours a week for 12 months). If you worked part-time, your experience must amount to at least 15 hours a week for 24 months.

Language ability

Must get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four abilities IELTS 6 in each module or CELPIP level & in each module. Federal Skilled Worker Program applications are submitted through Express Entry system. Before you make an Express Entry profile, you must take an approved test in English and/or French language. You must include the results of the test in the Express Entry profile. You should be able to score at least CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7 in all four basic abilities: speaking, reading, writing, and listening.


Before you make an Express Entry profile, you should have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from the authorized body showing that the foreign education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian: secondary (high school) or post-secondary school. Add this information to your Express Entry profile. You will be asked to enter the results and the reference number in the Express Entry profile.

Financial Support

Enough funds to support themselves and their dependents (spouse and/or children) to settle in Canada.

Express Entry Process for Federal Skilled Worker Program

We will create your profile in the Express Entry system and make you a candidate. Candidates are ranked using Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest ranking candidates are selected to apply for permanent residency.

  • Step 1
  • Find out if you’re eligible. There are two ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry: Schedule a brief consultation and answer a few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements Read the detailed requirements for each program and discuss your possibilities with us.

  • Step 2
  • Get your documents ready You need documents, such as language test results, to show that you’re eligible for Express Entry. Some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready now. we will help you getting the acceptable documents for your immigration application.

  • Step 3
  • Submit your profile Your Express Entry profile is where you give information about yourself. If you are eligible, you will be accepted to enter the pool of candidates. You will be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile. Check your score. Our guidance will help you achieve the score needed for the selection of your profile from the Comprehensive rating system (CRS) pool.

  • Step 4
  • Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will receive invitations to apply. If you are invited, you will have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence.

Based on your work experience and skills, you could be the next one to land in Canada. If you are interested to immigrate to Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, feel free to contact us !

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