The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is part of the popular Express Entry immigration system that fast-track the immigration. As part of the Express Entry system, you will be able to live as a permanent resident in Canada if your profile is selected from the pool of candidates.
The Federal Skilled Worker Visa is designed for individuals who have the qualifications, skills, or work experiences to contribute to the Canadian economy.
Applicants of the Federal Skilled Worker Program must demonstrate that they meet the minimum visa requirements. These include having work experience in a managerial, professional, or trade/technical occupation and meeting the pass mark on a points-based assessment. Successful applicants will obtain Canadian permanent residence, which allows them to live and work in Canada.
How to Qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program
To qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program under the Express Entry system, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- have one year of uninterrupted full time (or equivalent) work experience in the past 10 years under a NOC skill type (O, A, B); or
- have at least secondary education (high school); and
- get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities in one of Canada’s two official languages – English and French.
To become eligible for a Canadian Skilled Worker Visa, under Express Entry, you will be assessed on the following factors which can increase your CRS points:
- your level of English and/or French language proficiency;
- your level of education;
- your years of work experience;
- your age;
- whether you have a valid job offer;
- provincial nomination achieved, and
- your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle in Canada)