The Federal Skilled Worker Program is for skilled workers who have foreign work experience and can establish themselves in Canada.
Candidates with a good command of English/French, educational background, and previous work experience, among others, are considered eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program and can apply for Canada Permanent Residency via Express Entry.
The Federal Skilled worker program assesses the profile of candidates based on six selection factors:
To qualify under the FST program, a candidate must meet the minimum eligibility requirements:
To qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker program, a candidate must meet the minimum requirements:
12-months of continuous, full-time (equivalent part-time), skilled work experience completed within the last ten years, under NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.
Minimum CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) level 7 in English or French
Canadian high school diploma or equivalent in foreign education
Enough funds to support oneself and any accompanying spouse and/or children
The candidate must intend to reside outside the province of Quebec.
Besides meeting the above-listed requirements, you must also score a minimum of 67 out of 100 points on FSW’s eligibility point grid:
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Eligible candidates need to create & submit an Express Entry profile to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). After submitting your profile, you will be assigned a CRS score and ranked in the Express Entry pool for future Express Entry draws.
When submitting your Express Entry profile under the FSW program, you need to provide the following documents:
To claim points for study attained outside of Canada, an FST candidate needs to provide a valid ECA report. You do not require an ECA report for education obtained in Canada.
Candidates applying under Express Entry’s FSW program need to provide valid English/French language test results.
Candidates should make sure that they and all accompanying family members (if any) possess valid passports for travel.