Federal Skilled Worker

Immigrate to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW) is the main and oldest Canadian economic immigration program. Most foreign nationals immigrate to Canada through this program. Since 2015, the FSW is served by the Express Entry selection system.

Program eligibility

There are six factors for which Canada grants points in the Federal Skilled Worker Program: education, work experience, knowledge of the official languages of Canada, age, arranged employment, and adaptability factors. The maximum score candidate can get in the program grid is 100 points. The current eligibility score for the Federal Skilled Worker program is 67 points.

You should also remember that you should separately score 67 points or higher in the program grid and get enough points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the Express Entry!

Considering the popularity of Express Entry, there are several factors that a foreign national must meet in order to have a chance to score enough points in the Express Entry in the FSW. A candidate must get an IELTS score of 8777 (8 in listening) or CELPIP 9999; gain three years of skilled work experience in the work at NOC level 0, A or B (and one year of this experience must be continues); complete a higher education at the master’s level, and be not older than 30 years.

How to increase your points?

In case you don’t meet those requirements, your chances to get enough points to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence are lower. Nevertheless, there are ways to increase your points. Canada uses two languages as official – English and French. The government values foreigners proficient in both official languages and gives bonus points if you know French at the level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7. This can give you thirty bonus points to your Express Entry profile.

If you have arranged employment in Canada, it can give you an additional 50 points. A valid job offer is supported by the Labour Market Impact Assessment provided by Service Canada to your employer. If you have a job offer at the NOC O level you can get an additional 200 points.

If you have a brother or sister who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, it also will increase your CRS score for fifteen points.

Concluding, Intercontinental Global Immigration Solutions Corporation recommends you learning French in addition to English and look for a job in Canada. We can assist you in finding a job in Canada. Please send your resume at info@icgsgroup.com

Other requirements

You should also meet the financial requirements of Canada and demonstrate enough funds to support yourself in the first six months after moving to Canada. You will also have to pass the criminality, security and medical check to get a permanent residence in Canada.

Are you a young and experienced foreign national, who would like to immigrate to Canada? Intercontinental Global Immigration Solutions Corporation is your pathway to become a permanent resident of Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker program. Contact us to get your free assessment!