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Canada inviting skilled workers with Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • 154,000 FSWP candidates are in Canada at present.
  • Avail Canada PR with 1-year skilled work experience.
  • 6-12 Months processing time.
  • Work anywhere in Canada.
  • Pathway for Canadian citizenship.


What is Federal Skilled Worker Program Canada?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in 1967. The FSWP program allows immigrant skilled workers to settle in Canada permanently. Immigrants with 1-year professional work experience from Canada or abroad under National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER categories TEER 0, TEER 1, TEER 2, and TEER 3 are eligible for FSWP.


Why apply for FSWP?

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) allows immigrant skilled to settle in Canada with Permanent Residency.
  • Faster processing time: Eligible applicants can get the permanent residency within 6 months to 1 year.
  • No Canadian work experience or job offer required to apply for the program.
  • Skilled workers can improve their score on point’s grid by reapplying with improved language test results, completing higher education, or after availing job offer from Canadian employer.


FSW Draw - Benefits

  • FSWP Canada allows immigrant skilled workers to work in Canada without sponsorship or a work permit. They can migrate to Canada even before they receive a job offer from a Canadian employer.
  • Skilled workers can work in any province in Canada without any restrictions.
  • After 3-years of stay, FSWP holders are eligible to apply for citizenship.
  • Once their citizenship is approved and they have a Canadian passport, they can travel to many places without requiring a visa.
  • Invite your family members to Canada by sponsoring their visas.
  • PR holders can avail the subsidized health and education benefits
  • Unrestricted access to Canada's labour market and associated insurance and pension benefits
  • The IRCC is processing the FSWP applications faster in 6 to 12 months.
  • If the IRCC rejects your application, the high commission reverts your processing fee.


FSWP Eligibility Criteria

Skilled workers require scoring 67 points out of 100 on Canada point’s grid.

To be eligible for the FSWP, you require:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • English or French language skills
  • Whether you have a valid job offer
  • Adaptability




Up to 12 points


Up to 25 points

Language Skills

Up to 28 points

Work Experience

Up to 15 points

Arranged Employment

Up to 10 points


Up to 10 points


Requirements for FSWP

  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or French in all four skills: Reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 
  • Applicants must have one year of continuous work experience in the past ten years in any specialization under National Occupational Classification (NOC) TEER level 0, 1, 2, or 3. 
  • Skilled workers need to score 67 points out of 100 on Canada's point grid. Points are awarded based on education, experience, age, language ability, and adaptability. 
  • Applicants must show proof of their funds to manage in Canada. Candidates must have to show evidence of their savings. 
  • Candidates must hold relevant educational qualifications such as diplomas, degrees, etc. The foreign degree has to be evaluated with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).
  • If you have suitable eligibility criteria, you are eligible to enter the express pool. Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class candidates' profiles ranked on the basis of CRS will be listed in the express entry pool. 
  • If you are qualified for the category-based Express Entry draws under the FSWP program, you can get more opportunities for Canada PR.  


Express Entry - Documents Required

  • A valid passport.
  • Language test results.
  • Educational Credential Assessment report (if you are applying for the FSWP or your education from outside Canada)
  • Provincial nomination.
  • Job offer from any Canadian employer.
  • Work experience proof.
  • Proof of funds
  • Certificate of trade occupation issued by a Canadian province.


Canada PR application - Documents Required

  • Police clearance certificate
  • Proof of funds
  • Birth certificate is required if the applicant is a dependent child.
  • Marriage certificate is required if you are sponsoring for a common-law partner.
  • A respective certification is needed for divorced, widowed, and adopted status.


Steps to apply for FSWP

Step 1: Check whether you meet FSWP's eligibility criteria.

Step 2: Make sure to submit your profile on IRCC website.  

Step 3: If you are eligible for FSWP, you will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for the permanent residence. IRCC holds express entry draws for the applicants.

Step 4: After receiving the ITA from the IRCC, submit your filled PR application to IRCC. Upon completing the processing of your application, you can move to Canada.


FSWP Processing time

The FSWP processing may take approximately 6 to 12 months. Depending on the province and type of work, the processing may get delayed.


FSWP Cost of application

  • The FSWP application fee for the main applicants costs $1,365. This includes an $850 processing fee and a $515 right of permanent residence fee.
  • Applying for family- $230 for each dependent child.
  • Biometric fee for the main applicant: $85.
  • Biometric fee for 2 or more applicants: $170


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Frequently Asked Questions

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