Federal Skilled Worker
Skilled Workers are selected as permanent residents based on their ability to become economically established in Canada.
** The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) will re-open and begin accepting applications on May 4, 2013
- proficiency in one or both official languages,
- work experience,
- arranged employment, and
- adaptability (previous work and study in Canada, an accompanying spouse / common-law partner’s education and the presence of relatives in Canada).
Click here to view the Proposed Points System Grid
The proposed changes try to place a greater importance on factors that are most strongly associated with successful economic outcomes, such as:
- language abilities,
- Canadian work experience, and
- the ability to contribute to the Canadian labour market for a longer period before retirement.
Prospective applicants would be required to have their foreign educational credentials assessed and would be awarded points based on the equivalent completed Canadian educational credential.
**On July 1st, 2012 CIC placed a temporary pause on new applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP).
Contact us today to see how we can help you.
Related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):
Related Latest Immigration Court Decisions:
Skilled Worker Court Decisions Click Here.