Federal Skilled Worker


Canada launched the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in 1967 to select immigrants from all over the world. the FSWP is managed through the Express Entry application management system.

Canada uses the Express Entry application management system for three skilled worker programs including the FSWP. If you have not lived in Canada before and are not a skilled trades professional, the FSWP will be your best Express Entry option.

First, you need to see if you are eligible under the FSWP's criteria. Then, you submit an Express Entry profile. You will receive a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on factors such as your age, education, language skills, and work experience. Usually every two weeks, the Canadian government holds Express Entry draws inviting the candidates with the highest CRS scores to apply for permanent residence. After submitting your completed application, you can expect to receive your permanent residence status within six months and then move to Canada.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Work Experience: You must have a minimum of 12-months of full-time, skilled work experience, or an equivalent amount in part-time experience in the last 10 years. This experience must be continuous and in a single occupation. To be considered "skilled" experience, you must have been working in an occupation at National Occupation Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B.
  • Intention of stay: Plan on living outside the province of Quebec.
  • Language Proficiency: You must take an approved language test showing you are proficient in either English or French. The minimum score for FSWC is equal to the Canadian Language Benchmark of Level 7 (CLB 7), although the higher you score, the better your chances of success.
  • Education: You must have completed a minimum education equal to the completion of a Canadian high school diploma. If your education was completed outside of Canada, you will need an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) attesting to the value of your education by Canadian standards.
  • Federal Skilled Worker Points Grid: All FSWC candidates must score a minimum of 67 out of 100 points on the FSWP points grid.
  • Settlement Funds: You must have enough funds to financially support you & your family in Canada.

Important Insights

  • Paid and continuous work experience while studying count towards the minimum experience requirement.
  • Paid part-time work experience counts towards the minimum experience requirement.
  • Self-employment experience counts towards the minimum experience requirement.


How we can help?

We will be conducting a FREE assessment of your profile and determine your eligibility for Express Entry- Federal Skilled Worker application. Upon the assessment, an unbiased review will be provided on your profile. If eligible we will assist in facilitating the Federal Skilled Worker application. For more details contact, info@trustcosmicimmigration.ca or 905-564-1888.