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Federal Skilled Workers Program – 2018

The Federal skilled workers Program (FSWP) is one of the best immigration programs to get Canada PR in 2018. FSWP is a key category in Canada’s Express Entry Immigration System. The express Entry is an online point based immigration system launched by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in the January 2015.

The FSWP under Express Entry provides the pathway to get Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). As part of Economic immigration programs of Canada. The skilled workers can apply in Federal Skilled Workers Program in 2018 to obtain Canadian permanent residency.

The FSWP of Express Entry is a popular Canada Immigration program designed by the government to provide permanent settlement option for people on the basis of their abilities and skills. It is a point based visa which requires you to earn or score at least 67 points to qualify based on age, education, work experience, language proficiency, etc. parameters.

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(1) Education

 

Do I qualify for Canada Immigration

 

(2) Experience-

Experience Maximum 15 points
1 year 9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6 or more years 15

(3) Age-

Age Points
Under 18 0
18-35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 and older 0

 

 

 

 

(4)English Skills-

1st Official language

CLB Level 9: Points Per Ability: 6 

  • Listening: over 8.0
  • Reading: over 7.0
  • Writing: over 7.0
  • Speaking: over 7.0
CLB Level 8: Points Per Ability: 5
  • Listening: 7.5
  • Reading: 6.5
  • Writing: 6.5
  • Speaking: 6.5
CLB Level 7: Points Per Ability: 4 ** MINIMUM THRESHOLD**
  • Listening: 6.0
  • Reading: 6.0
  • Writing: 6.0
  • Speaking: 6.0

2nd Official language

CLB Level 5: Points (Total)= 4 
  • Listening: 5.0
  • Reading: 4.0
  • Writing: 5.0
  • Speaking: 5.0

(2)French Skills

1st Official language

NCLC Level 9: Points Per Ability: 6

  • Listening: over 298
  • Reading: over 248
  • Writing: over 371
  • Speaking: over 371
NCLC Level 8: Points Per Ability: 5
  • Listening: 280 – 297
  • Reading: 233 – 247
  • Writing: 349 – 370
  • Speaking: 349 – 370
CLB Level 7: Points Per Ability: 4 ** MINIMUM THRESHOLD**
  • Listening: 248 – 279
  • Reading: 207– 232
  • Writing: 310 – 348
  • Speaking: 310– 348

2nd Official language

NCLC Level 7: Points (Total)=4 points
  • Listening: 181 – 298+
  • Reading: 151 – 248+
  • Writing: 226 – 371+
  • Speaking: 226 – 371+
(5) Arranged Employment-Has to be assessed in detail.-10 points
(6) Adaptability-10 points

 

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Who can get this Visa:-

You are eligible to get this visa if you:-

(1) have worked full time for at least one year in the applying occupation within the past 10 years in the skills 0, A and B and

(a) Fall in the occupation list approved by the  Canada immigration and citizenship in consent with the labor market or

(b) Have a job offer  already arranged in the Country or

(c) Are an International graduate who has enrolled himself/herself in the PHD program in Canada and

(2) Meet the minimum English requirement of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7.

(3) Can claim additional points by Test d’evaluation de francais(French exam test)

(4) Have Canadian Diploma ,Bachelor , trade certificate or Foreign Qualification assessed by Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by an agency approved by Canada immigration and citizenship to provide evidence to Canadian qualification.

(5) Do not have any criminal convictions.

These occupations are either:

  • Skill Type O (management occupations) or
  • Skill Level A (professional occupations) or
  • Skill Level B (technical occupations and skilled trades)

Starting from May 2013 Canadian government has introduced a process of going through the Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) where foreign degrees,diplomas certificates etc are compared with the Canadian credentials to check their equivalence before applying for Federal Skilled worker visa.
Every person who is a primary applicant and has completed their education outside Canada has to undergo Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) before lodging the final visa application
There are four bodies which have been approved by government of Canada to conduct Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). They are:-

  • Comparative Education Service – University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • World Education Services
  • Medical Council of Canada (professional body)

Visa Fee

  • Right of Permanent Residence Fee-490 CAD
  • Principal applicant-475
  • Principal applicant, if less than 22 years of age and not a spouse or common-law partner (including a dependent child of the sponsor, a child to be adopted and an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew, or grandchild)-75 CAD
  • A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner-550 CAD
  • A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner-150 CAD

 

What you get after Visa Approval:-

  1. Can live and work in Canada permanently.
  2. Can sponsor your family to become permanent residents.
  3. Can apply for citizenship after spending three years (1,095 days) in Canada.

 

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