What is the Federal Skilled Worker Program? What does it allow me to do? Many questions may surface when thinking about the Federal Skilled Worker Program and what such application entails. Many individuals often have questions regarding the Federal Skilled Worker Program. With this being the case, it is highly recommended that you find an immigration expert who is right for you and who understands your personal needs. Here at Akrami and Associates, we offer a high degree of professional help and advise to our clients through our team of experiential lawyers and associates. This being said, please do not hesitate to contact us to book a consultation at 416-477-2545, regarding your diverse immigration matters.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is a program that allows for individuals who are seen as capable of establishing themselves economically in Canada. The Canadian immigration officials initiated this program as a way to promote the establishment of entrepreneurs, business owners, and company developers to encourage blooming economic conditions within Canada. A structured point system is used for this program, which is used to select the top individuals who are seen as individuals who could be successful, economically.
Individuals who apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) have to meet a basis of requirements in order to qualify under such program. Aside from this set of basic requirements, one will be tested in a total of six categories; work experience, language, education, age, arranged employment, and adaptability elements. Each category has a maximum range of points one can score and are as follows; Age 12, arranged employment 10, adaptability 10, language 28, education 25, and experience 15. Similar to an Express Entry application, a point system method is used to calculate the total amount of points the individual has raised through these six categories. At the end of this whole application, those who meet the minimum requirement of points needed for a skilled worker or who receives the “pass mark” in the selection process, out of the vicinity of applicants, will get the chance to gain permanent residency in Canada. If you score 67 points or higher, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. For a detailed outlook into the six categories of the point system and/or what basic requirements are needed to become eligible for the program, please view our website or contact us using the contact information section in the blog, written down below.
The first category in the program selection process is age. This category has a total of 12 points and can be earned from meeting the minimum age requirement of 18 years or if the individual is under 47 years of age.
The official languages of Canada are English and French. If you are fluent in one of the official languages, then you will likely be given selection factor points to your profile. The points are awarded to the individual on the basis of how well they can read, write, speak, and listen in English and/or French. This test is conducted to determine the individual’s proficiency in the languages stated in their application for the program. Individuals often take the IELTS to examine their ability to speak, read, write, and listen in English.
You can earn points based on the individual’s degrees and diplomas, as well as the amount of years they have spent in their studies and extra years in addition to their studies.
You can earn points if you have relevant work experience. If you worked under the Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A and B in an occupation listed under the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and are not associated under a job that has been restricted by the Minister, then you will have points for your profile.
In the arranged employment category, it allows the individual to earn a total of 10 points. Points are handed to an individual who collects all the required documentations with a positive opinion issued by the HRSDC. Also, if the individual was able to perform and carry out with their arranged employment offer than an addition number of points will be added.
Adaptability is the final category worth a total of 10 points. Under this category there are 5 subdivisions to where the points are divided; spouse or common-law partner’s education, full-time authorized work in Canada for a minimum of one year, authorized post-secondary study in Canada for a minimum of 2 years, arranged employment in Canada, and family relations within Canada.
Throughout the series of this blog, we have discussed and looked over the basis of the Federal Skilled Worker Program, what requirements one needs to surpass in order to be eligible for the process, the point based system and the six categories under that system. Hopefully, you were able to get a better understanding of the Federal Skilled Worker System and what this process entails. If you have any questions or personal doubts related to this topic or other immigration matters feel free to seek assistance through a request for a consultation from those at Akrami and Associates by calling us at 905-477-2545. With our team of experienced associates and lawyers, any of your immigration questions can be answered.