Foreign nationals immigrating to Canada permanently as skilled workers can benefit from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). They can even apply along with dependent children and spouses or co-partner. The Express Entry selection system manages the program to ensure that the eligible applicants can obtain permanent residency with no hassles. Expert immigration consultants can help you prepare the application and create an Express Entry profile to get the Invitation to Apply with no hassles.
Candidates have to fulfill minimum criteria to become eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker program. There is no requirement of living or working in Canada. One can meet all eligibility criteria of language skills and work experience even while staying outside Canada. According to some historical figures, the highest proportion (more than half) of candidates gets selected for permanent residence through FSWP.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program is one of the three main economic immigration programs managed by the Express Entry Selection system. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) select the most eligible candidates through the Express Entry system by assigning them points based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The points are awarded by reviewing the information in the Express Entry profile submitted by the applicant as the primary application process for the FSWP.
Submission of Express Entry profile on the web portal of IRCC is nothing but an Expression of Interest by the candidate to settle permanently in Canada. All eligible candidates enter a pool of aspiring immigrants from all three main federal immigration programs.
One must check all eligibility criteria before submission of Express Entry profile
Checking your eligibility using the FSW points-grid will help you understand the scope of entering the Express Entry pool.
|Education||Maximum 25 points|
|Language Skills supported by approved language test||Maximum 28 points|
|Work Experience||Maximum 15 points|
|Age||Maximum 12 points|
|Arranged Employment||Maximum 10 points|
|Adaptability||Maximum 10 points|
You must score a minimum of 67 points out of a hundred as per the above table to become eligible to submit your profile for the Express Entry selection.
Candidates who have no valid job offer or arranged employment should support themselves and their family members during their stay in Canada. The following table highlights the necessary settlement funds for several members of the family.
|Number of family members||Required funds (in CAD)|
|1 (single applicant)||13213|
|Add- for every additional member||3560|
Applicants of the Federal Skilled Worker Program will have to demonstrate their ability to arrange these funds after receiving an Invitation to Apply.
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