Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa is one of the visa programs managed by Canada Express Entry. It is one of the commonly and widely chosen visa programs of Canada. Until 2015, applications to the Federal Skilled worker were limited to specific employment categories. With the introduction of Express Entry and its alignment with National Occupation Classified (NOC), occupants of varied sectors are able to apply for a Federal Skilled Worker visa.
The Federal Skilled Worker Visa is designed to cater the needs of Canadian economy by bringing new and skilled talent to the country on permanent residency visa. Skilled professionals with young age and skills that are required to stabilize the Canadian economic can apply for a FSW visa and obtain the Canadian permanent residency status. This status grants the visa holder several Canadian rights, work rights and social benefits. Unlike any other work visa of Canada, this visa does not oblige the applicant to have a job offer before he enters into Canada. This means that factors like age, education, work experience, good English skills, adaptability and standard points are sufficient enough to help them meet the basic prerequisites of Canada immigration and gain Canadian permanent residency status.
Federal Skilled Worker Visa is a skilled migration visa or permanent resident visa that allows to you to live, work and settle in Canada as a permanent resident. To be eligible for a skilled migration to Canada on a permanent resident visa, you need to be a skilled professional with eligible prerequisites. This means that you need to fulfill all criteria set by Canada to consider you eligible.
To apply for a Federal Skilled Worker Visa, you need to score 67 out of 100 points on the immigration points grid. These points are allotted for factors like age, education, work experience, English language efficiency, adaptability etc. All your educational credentials must be assessed so as to meet the Canadian standards. You are required to create a profile with Canada Express Entry, which is called an Expression of Interest or EOI. This profile reflects your interest to immigrate to Canada and must feature all information related to your education, work experience, spouse details, Canadian adaptability etc. This profile is stored with all similar profiles of FSW visa applicants from worldwide in a pool of applications.
A Comprehensive Ranking System is followed by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada to selected eligible Federal Skilled Worker Visa applications for permanent residency from the pool. Each profile is allotted with a ranking based on their core human capital factors, job offer, spouse details etc. Profiles of a FSW visa with best ranking are selected during each draw conducted by CIC are issued with an Invitation to Apply for ermanent residency.
A time of 90 days is given to selected candidates to file the final application of permanent residency, make the required fee payments and submit documents to the respective authorities.
To apply for a permanent residency of Canada on a Federal Skilled Worker Visa, you must:
Additional Points:Adaptability-Maximum 10 points
While the above mentioned selection factors are considered to determine the initial eligibility, selection criteria runs on Comprehensive Ranking System. Below is a points allotment structure for CRS score Comprehensive Ranking System is used to rank applications of the pool considering several factors like:
Canada needs professionals in huge number from several sectors. With shortage specifically in these sectors, the country demands majorly professionals from these sectors on FSW visa. The sectors with shortage of workforce and increasing demand for talent are:
Visa Fees- 550 CAD for primary applicant550 CAD for accompanying spouse/secondary applicant
PR Fees- 490 CAD for primary applicant490 CAD for accompanying spouse/secondary applicant
Under the Skilled Trades Worker category, the following family members may be included in an application:
The FSTW visas are generally processed in 6-12 months. The selection pattern solely depends upon the frequency of draws and ranking of the applicant in the pool.
In order to apply for a FSTW visa, the applicant must a qualifying job offer or a certificate of trades from the selected province. This certificate is called the certificate of qualification and symbolizes the candidates trade skills are recognized and accepted.
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