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Canada's Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Program

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    Mapping Your Journey: Criteria & Step-by-Step Guide

    In 1967, Canada established the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) to select immigrants from all over the world. Before the implementation of the FSWP, Canada selected skilled worker immigrants based on individual immigration officers’ discretion in determining whether a candidate could integrate into the Canadian labour market.

    Because the Canadian government recognised that the old approach was flawed, it implemented the world’s first points system to select immigrants. Canada would no longer use subjective criteria. Instead, it decided to use objective criteria to evaluate all candidates in the same way: age, education, language skills, work experience, occupation, and other factors.

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    Eligibility Criteria Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program

    Potential candidates must meet the minimum requirements for work, for the following are the bare minimums:

    • One year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in a skilled occupation classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B in the previous ten years.
    • Validated language proficiency equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or French across all abilities (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
    • Canadian educational credential (certificate, diploma, or degree) or foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.
    • Obtain at least 67 points out of a possible 100 on the FSWP grid. The grid used by the program evaluates candidates based on factors such as age, education, work experience, arranged employment, language ability, and adaptability.
    • Comply with the settlement funds criteria. Candidates may be required to show that they have a certain amount of savings to support themselves financially once they arrive in Canada.
    • You can join the Express Entry pool once you are eligible.

    Benefits of the Federal Skilled Worker Canada

    The FSWP is now managed through the Express Entry application management system. Canada aims to welcome over 110,000 immigrants through Express Entry by 2024. The FSWP is where the majority of successful Express Entry candidates come to Canada. According to government research, FSWP immigrants have successful and fulfilling careers in Canada.

    Furthermore, Pursuing immigration through the FSWP is advantageous because you can gain permanent residence in six months, as opposed to the longer processing times for Canada’s other skilled worker programs.

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    Frequently Asked Questions?

    Can a person file for permanent residence through the federal skilled worker programme directly?

    Is there a list of eligible occupations?

    Can a candidate earn extra points if he or she has a close relative in Canada?

    Is it necessary to include proof of funds in Express Entry?

    How can I look for work in Canada in the Express Entry pool?

    How are Federal Skilled Worker Support You

    You can get assistance from First Step Consultancy by learning about all the papers. They will determine if you are eligible and whether you satisfy the requirements. The majority of part of the Express Entry Pool demands an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report to prove the Canadian equivalent of an applicant’s international credentials. To determine whether you require an ECA, check the program’s eligibility criteria before applying. We can help you to build the profile and apply for the process of immigration too. We will help in any way we can, from making profiles to sending all the paperwork and completing the application forms.

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