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One option you may have, in order to obtain a permanent residence status in Canada, is through the Federal Skilled Workers program. In addition to the basic requirements, there is a point system where you must receive a score of 67 out of a maximum of 100 in order to apply. There are six selection factors that you will be assessed upon.
The first is your English and/or French skills. This category tests your knowledge in one or both of Canada’s official languages. Points will be given for your ability to speak, read, write, and listen. This test will be done by an agency approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the results must be sent in with your application.
The second assessment category will be made on your education level. Depending upon your level of education, whether you have attended college, university, etc…, you will collect a certain amount of points that will be added to your total amount. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your degree, diploma, or certificate, verified and assessed to determine its equivalency in Canada.
The third selection factor is your experience. This category assesses the years of experience you have depending on the duties you have performed in your previous positions. Duties in relation to your occupation can be found on the National Occupation Classification (NOC) website. You would have to correctly match your position and duties with the position and duties on NOC to determine what your level of experience is and what amount of points should be accumulated.
The fourth and most straightforward category is age. Depending on your age, you will receive a certain amount of points, up to a maximum of twelve.
The fifth selection factor is whether you have arranged employment in Canada. Depending on your arranged employment status, you may accrue additional points.
The final category is adaptability. This is determined in various ways. It may take into consideration your spouse or partner’s language proficiency in English or French, if applicable, or whether you have relatives in Canada.
It is important to note that this is a simplified explanation on how to gather your points. The points system may become a complex process due to the many rules in relation to collecting your points. It is crucial to accurately calculate your points to the satisfaction of the immigration officer in order to be successful in this program.
At Akrami & Associates, our knowledgeable legal professionals will be able to assist you through the complex procedure of determining your eligibility as well as the application process. Call us today for more information. We will gladly clarify any difficulties you may have.