Federal Skilled Worker Program
In January 2015, Immigration Canada (IRCC) created a virtual system called Express Entry, designed to manage other immigration programs like Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades and several Provincial Nominee Programs.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program focuses on foreign skilled workers that have foreign work experience and wish to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency.
Federal Skilled Worker Program requirements:
- Have professional work experience of at least one continuous year of full-time paid work experience or the equivalent in continued part-time employment listed in the National Occupational Classification (O, A or B) in the last ten years.
- A Canadian diploma, certificate, or credential, or a foreign educational certification, and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by an agency approved by CIC to show it is equal to a completed Canadian secondary or post-secondary academic credential.
- Have enough money to support themselves and family for six months after arrival in Canada.
- Score a minimum of 67 points under the following scheme:
|Education||25 points||Years of study and diploma or degree obtained|
|Language||28 points||Level of English or French tested through IELTS or TEF|
|Experience||15 points||Years of professional work experience|
|Edad||12 points||Age of the applicant|
|Arranged Employment||10 points||If they have a valid job offer|
Points for several factors that could help the applicant to adapt to Canadian life
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