Federal and Provincial Nominee Skilled Workers


This program is dedicated to skilled workers (FSWP) with foreign work experience who wish to immigrate to Canada permanently.

The skilled worker program (FSWP) is designed specifically for skilled workers with foreign work experience who are looking to immigrate to Canada permanently. With our comprehensive evaluation process, we assess factors such as your work experience, language proficiency, level of education, and more. If you meet the minimum requirements and score at least 67 points, you’ll be eligible for our Provincial Nominee Programs and the Express Entry system, opening up even more opportunities for you. Start your journey today and let us guide you towards a better future!

FSWP contains the minimum requirements for:

  • Skilled work experience
  • Language Proficiency
  • Level of Education

If you meet all the minimum requirements, IRCC will evaluate your application based on six factor:

  1. Age
  2. Education
  3. work experience
  4. Having a valid job offer
  5. English and/or French skills
  6. Adaptability

The minimum passing score is 67 points out of 100 points. To find out if you have the required minimum score, you can use our skilled Worker Calculator.

Once you passed the first calculation. The passing score will make you eligible for the Provincial nominee programs and will also make you eligible to enroll in the express entry system.  Passing the eligibility assessment will qualify you to apply for the Provincial nominee programs.  

The second calculation will be done upon registration on the Express Entry system. Your Comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score will be automatically generated after the registration.  To find out your CRS score, you can use our instant CRS score calculator. Once your profile is registered, you will be placed in the pool for one year and be included on the selection/draw that Canada immigration is conducting monthly. The IRCC will choose the top-scoring candidates based on the CRS scores and if you will be selected, you will then receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

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The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is one of the pathways for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. Here’s an overview of how the immigration process works with the FSWP:

Eligibility Assessment:

Determine if you meet the eligibility criteria for the FSWP. This includes factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. You must score a minimum number of points on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to be eligible.

Express Entry Profile:

If you meet the eligibility criteria, create an Express Entry profile online. This profile will enter you into the Express Entry pool of candidates.

CRS Ranking:

You will be assigned a CRS score based on the information provided in your Express Entry profile. Your CRS score determines your rank within the pool of candidates.

Invitation to Apply (ITA):

Periodically, the Canadian government conducts Express Entry draws where candidates with the highest CRS scores are invited to apply for permanent residence. If you receive an ITA, you have 60 days to submit a complete application.

Application Submission:

Submit a complete application for permanent residence within the given timeframe. This includes providing supporting documents, such as educational credentials, work experience proof, language test results, and police clearance certificates.

Medical and Security Checks:

Undergo medical examinations and security background checks. You and your family members must be admissible to Canada on health and security grounds.

Biometrics and Interviews:

Attend biometrics appointments and interviews, if required.

Permanent Resident Visa:

If your application is approved, you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and a permanent resident visa (if needed). You must enter Canada before the expiry date on your visa.

Landing in Canada:

When you arrive in Canada, an immigration officer will verify your documents and may ask questions. You will officially become a permanent resident of Canada.

Settlement and Integration:

After landing in Canada, you will need to fulfill certain residency obligations and begin the process of settling and integrating into Canadian society. This may include finding employment, housing, and accessing essential services.

Here’s an overview of the Federal Skilled Worker Program:

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the FSWP, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Work Experience: You must have at least one year of continuous, full-time (or equivalent part-time) skilled work experience within the last ten years in an occupation listed under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. Your work experience must be in a skill type 0 (managerial), skill level A (professional), or skill level B (technical or skilled trades).
  2. Language Proficiency: You must demonstrate your proficiency in English or French by taking a recognized language test (e.g., IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF) and meet the minimum language requirements.
  3. Education: You must have completed a foreign educational credential assessment (ECA) to prove that your foreign education is equivalent to a Canadian educational credential of at least one year of post-secondary education.
  4. Admissibility: You must be admissible to Canada, which includes passing medical examinations, security background checks, and not having a criminal record.
  5. Express Entry Profile: Create an online Express Entry profile and be accepted into the Express Entry pool of candidates. You will be assessed and ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which considers factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability.
  6. Minimum CRS Score: Candidates need to achieve a minimum CRS score in order to be considered for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. The minimum score can change with each Express Entry draw, which occurs regularly.

Application Process:

Once you are in the Express Entry pool and have a competitive CRS score, you may receive an ITA to apply for permanent residence. If you receive an ITA, you will have 60 days to submit a complete application, including supporting documents.

Selection Factors:

The FSWP is a points-based system, and applicants are assessed based on various selection factors, including:

  1. Age
  2. Education
  3. Work experience
  4. Language proficiency (English and/or French)
  5. Adaptability (e.g., previous work or study in Canada, spouse’s language skills, job offers)

Benefits of the FSWP:

  • It provides a pathway to permanent residency in Canada, allowing you to live, work, and study anywhere in the country.
  • Permanent residents have access to social benefits and healthcare coverage in Canada.
  • Canada is known for its high quality of life, diverse culture, and strong economy, making it an attractive destination for skilled workers.

It’s essential to keep in mind that the eligibility requirements and selection factors can change over time. Therefore, it’s advisable to consult the official website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or seek legal advice for the most up-to-date information on the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Express Entry system.

Selection Factors

Below, you’ll find a list of the selection factors for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

Factors Points
Education Up to 25 points
Language Skills Up to 28 points
Work Experience Up to 15 points
Age Up to 12 points
Arranged Employment Up to 10 points
Adaptability Up to 10 points