Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program
Realize your Dream of Being a Canadian Resident with the Federal Skilled Worker Program
Migrating to Canada is a common aspiration nowadays, with more and more people trying their luck at moving to Canadian shores. There are a number of different visas and programs – both temporary and permanent – you can look at in order to do so yourselves. If you are genuinely interested in skilled migration to Canada, then this is the perfect guide for you! Read on below to learn all there is to know about how to gain Permanent Residence in Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program!
What are the requirements of this program?
To be eligible for the FSW program, you must have a continuous, full-time, and paid work experience of at least one year, in a single occupation, within the last 10 years. Moreover, the occupation must be classified as NOC skill level 0, A, or B.
Once you meet these basic requirements, you must satisfy three additional requirements:
- Have work experience in one of the 50 eligible occupations for the FSW program
- Have a valid offer of arranged employment – a full-time, permanent offer in Canada from a Canadian employer
- Hold a Canadian PhD, or have completed two years of study in Canada in a PhD program at a recognized Canadian institution
For all three additional requirements, you should meet the minimum language requirements in either English or French, in all four of the different language skill areas – reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Moreover, you have to have a Canadian educational credential, or a foreign education credential with an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) provided by an approved organization.
Furthermore, you need to have a continuous, full-time, paid work experience in the same occupation– or its equivalent in part-time experience – in a NOC skill level 0, A or B occupation, within the last 10 years of the date on which you submit your visa application.
If you check all the boxes above, continue on to the next part – the 6 selection factors!
What are the other selection factors that are considered?
You will be assessed across 6 selection factors, which will award you points for your immigration application. You need to achieve a minimum of 67 points in this assessment in order to qualify for Canadian immigration:
- Education –Your educational background awards a maximum of 25 points for the FSW program.
- Language Skills –This factor grants you a maximum of 28 points, based on your language skills.
- Work Experience –You can get up to 15 points for paid work experience accumulated in the last 10 years.
- Age –A maximum of 12 points are allocated for age.
- Arranged Employment –This selection factor gives you up to 10 points.
- Adaptability –You can get up to 10 points for adaptability.
In addition, Skilled Workers aiming for Canadian Citizenship and Immigration are required to show that they have sufficient settlement funds to support their stay in Canada. You also need to provide medical and security clearances during the application process.
How long are the processing times and fees?
The Processing Times for the FSW program depend on the Canadian Immigration Visa Office you submit your application to, while the Processing Fees vary in accordance with the exchange rates!
Perfect! How can I get started with my application process?
If you meet all the requirements and are ready to try your hand at Skilled Migration to Canada, head over to Mentors’! We are globally renowned migration experts with experience of almost two decades, and boast a team of highly qualified and motivated immigration consultants and agents. Visit our website, or give us a call, to take the next step in your Canadian Skilled Migration application process!