The Federal Skilled Worker Program of the Canadian Government is aimed at talented professionals with credentials and experience from abroad who want to settle permanently in Canada with their families.
Successful applicants are granted permanent resident status in Canada under the skilled worker immigration programs. Candidates for the Canada Federal Skilled Worker program must be highly skilled in a profession that is in demand as well as meet the requirements set forth by the processing office.
Candidates must fulfill the following criteria in order to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program administered by the Government of Canada:
Experience in a skilled occupation listed in TEER Category 0, 1, 2, or 3 of Canada’s National Occupational Classification is required. You must have at least one year of continuous full-time work experience (or the equivalent in continuous part-time work) in that occupation in the ten years prior to submitting your electronic application for permanent residence (NOC).
Language proficiency: Test results from an IRCC-approved language testing agency are required to demonstrate that you meet or exceed the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 language criterion.
Education: To demonstrate that your foreign diploma, degree, or certificate is equivalent to a successfully completed Canadian educational credential, you must present either a Canadian educational credential or a foreign educational credential along with an Educational Credential Assessment report for immigration purposes from a designated organization. (Points will be awarded depending on the completed Canadian educational credential or the worth of the foreign educational credential in Canadian standards).
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English and/or French language proficiency Adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle in Canada) and whether you have a solid work offer.
To determine eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, a 100-point grid is employed, with these qualifications making up a portion of it. For how well you perform in each of the 6 areas, you receive points. The current passing score is 67.
Essential Paperwork required
Before submitting, applicants must have the following documents ready:
- a travel permit or passport
- results of language tests
- Evidence of Canadian education or a report on the evaluation of educational credentials
territorial nomination (if you have one)
- Written employment offer from a Canadian employer
- evidence of money
Complete the online form
The first step in applying to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker is to submit your profile to the Express Entry pool.
If you qualify:
- If you are among the top candidates, we will put you in a pool with other applicants who are also qualified, assign you a score based on a variety of criteria, and rank you.
- Only if we issue you an invitation to apply online are you able to do so.
- You won’t always be invited to submit an application for permanent residence just because you filled out an online Express Entry profile or entered the pool.
- Find out if you qualify for Express Entry by responding to a few questions.
- You’ll need around 15 minutes.
- The main or key applicant must be one of you if you are married or living with someone else. The spouse or partner will be mentioned in the profile that this person submits.
- Your primary candidate should be the person among you who is most likely to: meet the criteria for eligibility gain the most points in the criteria for selection (if applying under the Federal Skilled Workers Program)