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Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Another one of the three programs in Canada's Express Entry system for handling immigration requests is the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. Candidates with no ties to Canada who have overseas work experience are eligible to apply for permanent residency under the FSW program. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to rank applicants for the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program, which is administered through the Express Entry system. Federal Skilled Workers are not required to have Canadian work experience to be considered for the Express Entry pool, in contrast to applicants for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Instead, applicants must get a minimum score based on qualifications including education, job experience, and language proficiency. Those applicants who received the highest CRS scores will be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency after being placed in the pool.
General Eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program
An applicant must meet some minimal requirements about years of experience, degree of education, age, and English or French language ability to be eligible for the FSWP:
Work Experience
A minimum of 12 months of uninterrupted, full-time, competent job experience gained within the last 10 years (or an equal amount in part-time experience). Work experience that is categorized as NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B is referred to as skilled work experience.
Language Ability
Achieve a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of at least 7 in either English or French.
A minimum of a high school graduation from Canada or its equivalent elsewhere.
Financial Health
Sufficient money to sustain oneself, any surviving spouse, and/or any children throughout their stay in Canada.
Must intend on living outside the province of Quebec If a candidate satisfies the aforementioned criteria, they must also show that they get at least 67 out of a possible 100 points on the FSW eligibility points grid. Candidates can submit an Express Entry profile for the Federal Skilled Worker program if they satisfy these qualifications. A person may not be allowed into Canada if they have certain criminal convictions or health issues. When submitting an Express Entry profile, an FSW candidate will need to provide information from a variety of sources, including: Results of a language proficiency test All applicants for the Express Entry programs are required to provide the results of a valid language test performed within the last two years.
Identification Paperwork
Information from identity documents must be provided by candidates. The candidate and any accompanying family members should ideally have current passports.
Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA)
Although they are not necessary for FSW, an FSW applicant must provide a valid ECA report attesting to the worth of their overseas education in comparison to Canadian norms to receive points for education. For qualifications earned from a Canadian educational institution, this is not necessary. An applicant will proceed to the second stage of the application procedure if they are granted an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency. The applicant will have 60 days in this second step to prepare and submit an electronic Application for Permanent Residence (PR). Additional documentation is needed for this application.
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