The application selection process requires you to take a point-based test, and score 67 marks out of 100. Candidates, whose occupations fall under the ‘Skilled Occupation List’, can take the assessment test.
Skilled Worker Program applications are judged based on an applicant’s ability to become economically established upon his/her Immigration to Canada. All the information you need to apply for Canada federal skilled worker program is here.
Note: The province of Quebec does not follow the Skilled Worker Program and is responsible for selecting its own skilled workers.
Once filled, Canada federal skilled worker application forms are assessed for eligibility according to the criteria set out below
Canada Immigration Visa authorities will only process your Canada Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) application form if you have:
at least one year of continuous and paid (full-time or an equal amount in part-time) work experience in a single job within the last 10 years,
at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 edition of Canada’s National Occupational Classification, and who have this amount and type of work experience in one of the eligible occupations
and all the necessary requirements stated below
If your FSW application form is eligible to be processed, we will then study and assess the forms to see if your work experience is legitimate Your work experience has to be within the last 10 years and it should be
for at least one year in the same job
continuous and paid (full-time or an equal amount in part-time)
skill type 0 for managerial occupations or
skill level B for technical occupations and skilled trades
skill level A for professional occupations or
on the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) list.National Occupational Classification. is one of the most popular systems used to classify jobs in Canada.
A candidate needs to meet the minimum language levels and while applying; he/she must include the results of a language test from an agency approved by Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration. This shows that you meet the minimum language requirement of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6/7, which is mandatory for Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program.
You must have a Canadian certificate, diploma, or credential
a credential for foreign education
and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by a CIC approved agency that shows that your credential is equal to a completed Canadian post-secondary or secondary educational credential.
About the Application Cap
Due to a huge number of applications that Canada Immigration Visa authorities receive, they consider only a limited number of applications per year. Between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, they considered around 25,000 complete Canada Federal Skilled Worker application forms for processing. They consider around 1000 applications per eligible occupation within the 25,000 cap. And this is generally processed within this same time frame.
If you meet all the above-mentioned conditions, there are six selection factors based on which they will process your application forms. They are:
your work experience,
your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle here).
whether you have arranged employment in Canada, and
your skills in English and/or French, Canada’s two official languages
Proof of funds
You must also show that you have the financial capability to support your family and yourself after you reach Canada, in order to be eligible for the Program.
Application Processing Fee
If the applications made under the Canada Federal Skilled Worker program category are found not eligible according to the specified criteria, the candidate will be informed of the decision. As per the discretion of the immigration officer, the processing fee may or may not be refunded,
Permanent Residence Fee
Permanent residence fee should be paid if the candidate’s Federal Skilled Worker application to immigrate is approved. This fee has to be paid before Citizenship and Immigration Canada issues the permanent resident visa. If the candidate chooses not to use the visa or cancel the application, then the fee is refundable.
Other fees applicable are for a medical examination, a language test and a police clearance certificate, which is required as a part of the security and crime background check P.S. Post application submission, the process time is a minimum of 6 months.
Provincial Nominee Program (Skilled Worker Category)
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), complete assistance for which is offered by us here at Avenues Abroad, It is important that the candidates selected through Express Entry Program under provincial nomination will need to meet the selection criteria of 67 points and all related requirement such as minimum 6.0 in each in IELTS. The Government of Canada has worked out a number of territorial and provincial skilled immigration agreements keeping in mind the specific needs of employers and capital investment requirements for each geographical area. Therefore, most provinces of Canada also have their own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) which are designed to encourage skilled workers from all over the world to settle in these provinces and contribute to the Canadian economy.
If you are looking forward to applying under the Provincial Nominee Program for Canada, we are the right people to contact to. At Avenues Abroad, we help you understand what a PNP program is, what its eligibility requirements are, and how to apply for the same. We have a team of expert consultants onboard who have extensive knowledge of the PNPs of each province of Canada and can help you apply and gain permanent residency in Canada successfully for the one program you qualify for. At present, PNP exists in the following territories and provinces of Canada:
Alberta provincial nominee program
British Columbia provincial nominee program
Manitoba provincial nominee program
New Brunswick provincial nominee program
Newfoundland and Labrador provincial nominee program
Nova Scotia provincial nominee program
Northwest Territories provincial nominee program
Ontario provincial nominee program
Prince Edward Island (PEI) provincial nominee program
Quebec provincial nominee program
Saskatchewan provincial nominee program
Yukon provincial nominee program