The Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in January 2015, introduced a new selection system Express Entry System. The Federal Skilled Worker is one of the four programs managed under the Express Entry. FSWP basically aids skilled workers to come and work in Canada, contributing greatly to the growth of Canadian economy.
The FSW program has the following benefits:
What are the eligibility criteria’s for FSWP?
As of the rule, in order to qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, an applicant must first express their interest by creating an Express Entry profile. Prior to the immigration process, a point-based test is conducted for determining the person’s eligibility. It is mandatory for the applicant to score at least 67 points out of 100 points (as per the CIC selection factors).
The scores of the Point-based test are evaluated taking into consideration the following aspects:
Skilled work experience
Your work experience must be:
You must show that you did the duties set out in the occupational description in the NOC. This includes most of the main duties listed.
If you can’t show that your work experience meets the description in the NOC, you aren’t eligible for this program.
Language abilityYou must:
Take an approved language test that shows you meet the level for:
Get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four abilities
Include the test results in your Express Entry profile
You must show that you meet the requirements in English or French. Your test results must not be more than two years old on the day you apply for permanent residence.
EducationIf you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:
If you have foreign education, you must have:
An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an approved agency showing that your foreign education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:
If you meet all the conditions set out in the minimum requirements, and then your application is assessed based on the below factors
These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess federal skilled workers. You earn points for how well you do in each of the six factors. Your total points will show if you qualify for the Express Entry pool. The current pass mark is 67 points.
Proof of funds
You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada unless you:
If you have a live-in partner, either you or they can apply under Express Entry as a principal applicant if you are:
Your principal applicant should be one of you most likely to: