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Federal Skilled Worker

If you qualify for the Express Entry Program, then you can apply to Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker program, having met a list of criteria that ensures you will be an asset to the Canadian workforce and able to adapt well to life in Canada. Points are awarded in various categories on the Federal Skilled Worker Comprehensive Ranking System. Categories include language and work skills, age, education, work experience, ability to transfer skills, adaptability to live in Canada on several levels. This includes having a spouse established with work, existing funds to settle and having a pre-arranged qualified employment situation.

Scoring at least 67 out of 100 points on the Federal Skilled Worker Comprehensive Ranking System to determine your eligibility, may qualify you for the Express Entry Program, which encompasses the Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, and the Canadian Experience Class

Federal Skilled Worker in Canada Immigration Opportunities

Here is what each aspect is worth:
  • Language Ability – worth up to 28 total points
  • Age – worth up to 12 points based on your age at the time of applying.
  • Education – worth up to 25 points for your formal education.
  • Work Experienceworth up to 15 points (paid, skilled work experience within the previous 10 years – min. score of 9 required)
  • Employment – worth up to 10 points (pre-arranged employment must meet requirements)
  • Adaptability worth up to 10 points – based on various factors which indicate how well they’ll be able to function in Canada.

The highest ranking candidates are selected to go into the CIC pool for regular draws that select applicants seeking permanent residence status in Canada. The better your score, the better your chances are to be chosen. That is where 123Visa comes in. We work with you to help you attain the best score you can by ensuring you have met the criteria and that your details and credentials are submitted correctly, along with a complete application that will present you in the best light on every score.

In order to meet the Minimum Requirements to become a Federal Skilled Worker Candidate you must:
  • provide evidence that you possess Work Skill Levels – Type 0, or Skill Level A or B according to the 2011 National Occupational Classification, and along with an official job description, show proof of your work experience where you applied the same NOC standard skills in either one of the following employment situations:
  • accumulate 1,560 Total Hours – 30 hours per week or more of continuous full-time paid employment at the same job over the period of one year, within the last 10 years, or
  • accumulate 1,560 Total Hours -15 hours/week of continuous part-time paid employment, at one or more jobs, over a period of two years, within the last 10 years
  • provide evidence of a Canadian post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma or corresponding foreign credentials, deemed equivalent by an Educational Credential Assessment report from CIC approved agency
  • take the Citizen and Immigration Canada Language test to prove that you meet the Minimum Language Level Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 7 in French, for speaking, listening, reading and writing. Test results less than two years old must accompany submissions
  • either show proof of funds to support you and your dependents once in Canada or have a valid job offer
  • show proof that you are legally able to work in Canada and are admissible by Canadian requirements
  • establish that there in a need in the workforce for your skills and that no Canadian worker is available to fill the position with the submission of a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment
  • plan to live outside of Quebec

You may be able to score points by having a minimum language level CLB 5 in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a second official language.

The next level down from the Skilled Worker is the Skilled Trade Worker which encompasses NOC levels C and D. Find about the program.

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