Canada Federal Skilled Worker Programme
The much talked about and extensively used Canada Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP), frankly speaking, hardly requires any introduction. The specific scheme enjoys widespread popularity amongst the skilled migrants across the globe–from Nepal to Norway, from Indonesia to India. Perhaps, it is the easiest visa and immigration pathway for such people who are looking for an opportunity to live and work in the Maple Leaf Country and have a great time there in.
Through the stream, Ottawa welcomes the trained manpower from the various disciplines, especially those in need in the country. Applications under the FSWP are assessed on the basis of the candidates’ ability to economically settle on immigration to the country, and play a key role in the nation’s economy and prove an asset for it.
Given this, the programme has joined the Express Entry, an electronic system in use, to select the immigrants to the nation. Under the unique and highly efficient, not to mention speedy system, the applicants are required to create an online profile and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).
Who Are Qualified for Canada Federal Skilled Worker Programme?
As mentioned before, it is one the most used visa and immigration categories by the trained labor force across the globe. To be qualified for a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) under the FSWP, the candidates must meet the following mandatory requirements:
- They must be armed with at least one year (full time), paid experience in the last 10 years in a skilled occupation, the National Occupation Classification skill level 0,A or B.
- They must have a qualifying job offer from a Canadian employer or job provider with LMIA.
- They must be an international graduate and have enrolled in a PhD degree from a well recognized Canadian university/college.
- They must fulfil the bare minimum language bench mark in either the English or the French language.
- They must not hold a criminal background. Even a small spot on their character or background may disqualify them.
On the basis of above factors, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the concerned organization, will determine if a candidate is really eligible for the PR Visa. To make the cut and get accepted, the skilled candidates are required to score minimum 67 points, and if they fail to meet the minimum required score, they will not be considered further and their application will be rejected.
To immigrate to the hotspot, as a skilled worker, it is not mandatory to have a qualifying job offer. You can also show your worth by providing the proofs of funds. The concerned immigration officer will give you weightage on the basis of your financial stability r worth. You must be able to show that you are economically well established to support yourself and your family in the Maple Leaf Country, and that you will be really bleed the nation or suck its resources.
The only exception is a qualifying job offer and in such case you do not have to provide a solid proof of your economic stability.
Which all occupations falls under the Canada Federal Skilled Worker Programme?
As a skilled worker, you can apply if your profession falls under any of the below mention categories of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) list:-
- Skill Type O (management occupations)
- Skill Level A (professional occupations), and
- Skill Level B (technical occupations and skilled trades)
What are the key benefits enjoyed by the skilled immigrants?
The major benefit is that the trained immigrants get a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV), and as a permanent resident, they can live and work anywhere in the country indefinitely. Moreover, they are also eligible to sponsor a family member to live in the nation as a permanent resident. What else can you ask for? Once you have lived in here as a permanent resident for at least three years you can apply for Canadian citizenship and passport.