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Canada was the first nation in the world to use an objective points system for welcoming skilled immigrants in 1967. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) was established to do this. Immigrants were chosen throughout most of Canada’s history based on subjective considerations such as their country of origin.
In the 1960s, Canada shifted away from this strategy, concentrating instead on objective characteristics like age, education, language abilities, and job experience to determine if an immigrant was well-positioned to thrive in the country’s labor market.
For many immigrants, the Skilled Worker Program continues to be a major success. Its popularity is shown by the fact that it has been adopted by nations all over the globe, including Australia and New Zealand.
Canada has been managing the Federal Skilled Worker Program using its Express Entry application management system since 2015 (Express Entry manages three other skilled worker programs as well). Canada Immigration Levels Plan, which runs from 2021 to 2023, seeks to accept over 400,000 new immigrants every year.
Each year, around 110,000 immigrants will enter the country using Express Entry. Prior to the coronavirus epidemic, the FSWP was used by nearly half of individuals who applied for Express Entry. This is supported by Canadian government data, which reveals that Federal Skilled Worker Program immigrants in Canada have a high rate of job success.
The first step is to make sure you’re eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. On the IRCC website, fill up your Express Entry profile. You’ll get a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score after you’ve finished your profile. Each Express Entry applicant is given a score based on their age, education, language abilities, job experience, Canadian work and study experience, if they have pre-arranged employment in Canada, and whether they were nominated by a Canadian province.
Keep an eye on the Express Entry drawings to see whether an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency comes your way. IRCC holds drawings every two weeks, and ITAs are normally given to applicants who have the highest CRS scores (although this policy has been interrupted during the coronavirus pandemic). If you get an ITA, you must submit your permanent residency application to IRCC. Once IRCC has approved your application, you may relocate to Canada.
To determine your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian government uses selection factor points. They’ll evaluate your chosen criteria and give you a score out of 100. If you get a score of 67 or above on Express Entry, you can be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You may submit a profile to the Express Entry pool if you satisfy the other qualifications as well. Once you’ve been accepted into the Express Entry pool, your profile is ranked using a separate algorithm.
You will not be accepted into the program if your score is less than 67. You may be able to improve your score by doing things like increasing your language abilities, finishing another degree, diploma, or certificate, or obtaining a job offer in Canada. Here are 6 Selection Factors:
Being able to converse in one or both of Canada’s official languages is essential. Knowing English, French, or both may help you get a job in Canada. Your language abilities in English and French may get you up to 28 points. The Canadian authorities will award you points for your abilities to:
To verify your language skills, you must take an authorized language exam. The IRCC employs “Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English” and “Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for French” to assess your language skills.
In each of the four language areas, you must achieve a least CLB 7 or NCLC 7 level in one official language. To get points for the second official language, you must achieve a CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in each of the four language categories. You may utilize the language exam to determine how many points IRCC will award you for the language selection element after you’ve completed it.
You must hold a certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary institution if you attended school in Canada. If you have foreign education, you will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a designated organization for immigration purposes, demonstrating that your education is equivalent to a completed certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary school or post-secondary institution.
|2 or more Postgraduate credentials
|3 years or longer post-secondary educational credential assessment
|1-year post-secondary program qualifications
|Secondary School Education
You may earn points for the number of years you’ve worked at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2016 National Occupational Classification, undertaking full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week) or part-time employment (at least 15 hours per week for 24 months). Your job experience will count for selection factor points if it was in Canada or abroad, while you were studying, and while being self-employed.
|6 or more years
You’ll be awarded points depending on your age on the day your application is received.
|Ages under 18 and above 47
If you have a job offer from a Canadian firm for at least one year, you may earn points. Before you seek to come to Canada with Federal Skilled Worker Program, you must first have a work offer. A genuine employment offer must be for at least one year of continuous, paid, full-time work that is not seasonal.
By combining any of the criteria below, you and your spouse may score a maximum of 10 points. These factors determine how well you and your partner will fit in Canada:
|Your past studies in Canada or your partner
|Your past work in Canada
|Your partner’s past work in Canada
|Language level of your partner
|Relatives in Canada
Since 1967, the Federal Skilled Worker Program has assisted a large number of immigrants in realizing their Canadian immigration dreams. You, too, might be one of the numerous people who move to Canada via the FSWP in the coming years.
More information: canada.ca