Federal Skilled Worker Program FSWP, 2021
The Federal Skilled Worker Program or Federal Skilled Worker Class is Canada’s immigration program for workers. It welcomes thousands of migrants every year based on their eligibility criteria to become established in Canada’s workforce.
The Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) was initiated in 1967. Before this, Canada selected skilled worker immigrants subjectively, based on the discretion of individual immigration officers. This approach was a hectic process and so it introduced the world’s first points system to select immigrants. Instead, it decided to use objective criteria to evaluate all migrants the same way: based on some mandatory points like age, education, language skills, work experience, occupation, among other factors.
Who is Eligible? Requirements of Federal Skilled Worker Program:
- The Applicants must have at least one year of continuous full-time, paid work experience or equivalent in part-time employment.
- This experience must be within the last 10 years.
- Their work experience should be skill type O (managerial occupations), Skill Level A (professional occupations), or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) based on the Canadian National Occupation Classification (CNOC).
Factors required for Skilled Worker Canada:
Skilled Worker Canada List
NOC Type O Jobs
- Restaurant managers
- Mine Managers
- Shore Captains
NOC Type A Jobs
NOC Type B Jobs
Technical jobs & Skilled Trades
NOC Type C Jobs
- Industrial butchers
- Long-haul truck drivers
- Food & Beverage Servers
NOC Type D Jobs
- Fruit pickers
- Cleaning Staff
- Oil field workers
Processing time for Federal skilled worker visa
Around 85% of all the applications processed within six months are under a federal skilled worker visa. IRCC aims to process complete Federal Skilled Worker applications in 6 months or less.
Federal Skilled Worker Program Step by Step process
Following are the steps which can guide Canada skilled immigration through the FSW stream:
- The applicant will create an Express Entry profile, as a skilled worker. This would make an Expression of Interest (EOI) and submitted to CIC.
- The applicant would be assessed on the basis of his Express Entry profile and would be ranked in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) as in accordance with other candidates in the pool.
- Applicants would have to meet the minimum clearance score, and afterward, the Canadian immigration authorities would send them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR in Canada.
- After getting the invitation (ITA), he will have to submit medical and police clearance certificates as well as other security checks. Finally, he can submit an application for approval to Canadian immigration.
- Lastly, the applicant’s application would be reviewed by a Canada visa officer.
Only after getting approval from Canadian authorities, they would have to pay the permanent residency fee and request for their passport.