FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM (FSWP)
Learn how to immigrate to Canada without a job offer from a Canadian employer and without Canadian work experience
The Federal Skilled Worker is one of the Express Entry Programs designed to workers with work experience in jobs in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A or B, who are seeking Canadian permanent residency.
NOC 0: Managerial jobs such as restaurant managers, construction managers, and mine managers
NOC A: Professional jobs such as doctors, dentists, and architects
NOC B: Technical jobs and skilled trades such as chefs, plumbers, and electricians
To qualify for this Program, the candidate needs to meet all eligibility requirements and obtain at least 67 points in a 100-point grid based in six selection factors.
- Work Experience (maximum 15 points)
In NOC 0, A e B occupations, within the last 10 years, and at least 1 year of continuous, paid, full-time work or the equivalent to 1,560 hours if part-time.
- Language (maximum 28 points)
English or French minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities.
- Education (maximum 25 points)
An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for the secondary (high school) or post-secondary studies completed outside Canada.
- Age (maximum 12 points)
12 points to applicants at age range of 18-35 and one point less for every year older than 35 until age 46. Applicants younger than 18 and older than 46 do not earn points.
- Arranged employment in Canada (maximum 10 points)
A job offer from a Canadian employer for full-time, continuous, and paid work, for at least 1 year counts 10 points but is not mandatory.
- Adaptability (maximum 10 points)
Candidates immigrating with the spouse or common-law partner, can earn points for the spouse or common-law partner’s language skills, work experience and education.
Applicants also need to prove having funds enough to settle in Canada, whether they are not currently allowed to work in Canada or do not have a job offer from a Canadian employer.
Lastly, applicants need to meet the general admissibility requirements to enter Canada and plan to live outside the province of Quebec to qualify for the FSWP.
Candidates who achieve the minimum of 67 points on the six factors above can apply for the Program and will be placed in the Express Entry pool. They are, then, ranked using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-ranking candidates from the pool are invited to apply for permanent residence.
The latest Express Entry draw held on September 16, 2020 for all programs, including the FSWP, had CRS score minimum of 472 and invited 4,200 candidates to apply for permanent residency.
Want to know if you qualify for this Program or need help with your application? Fill out our pre-assessment form online (https://candoimmigration.ca/canadian-immigration-assessment/) or contact us via email Contact@cisimm.ca or via phone +1 250 979 0422.