Federal Skilled Worker

The Federal Skilled Worker Class, FSWC is Canada’s flagship immigration program available under the Express Entry program, allowing Canada to welcome thousands of newcomers annually based on their ability to become economically settled in Canada

This program is an excellent opportunity for professionals and skilled workers around the world who have no Canadian experience to qualify to immigrate to Canada permanently.

Most complete applications are processed within six months.

The process of immigrating to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker is in two steps. First, you are assessed according to the FSWC points system; you must score at least 67 points (out of 100) in order to be eligible on the following selection grid.

  • Age
  • Education- international and in Canada
  • Work experience- International and in Canada
  • English and/or French skills of self and spouse/common-law partner
  • Arranged employment offer in Canada, and
  • Adaptability
  • Relatives in Canada who are Permanent Residents or Citizens and are 18 years and older

In addition, you must:

  • Have at least minimum one year of continuous full-time or an equal amount of continuous part-time work experience in the last 10 years
  • Your work experience should correspond within Skill type 0 (Managerial occupations), Skill level A (Professional occupations) or Skill level B (Technical occupations and skilled trades) on the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) list.
  • Have a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report indicating their foreign education is equivalent to a Canadian one
  • Language proficiency; achieve a minimum in Canadian Language Benchmark either in English or French
  • Proof of sufficient funds to settle in Canada and support self and family after they arrive in Canada
  • Not be inadmissible to Canada


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