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What is Federal Skilled Worker Program?
FSWP stands for Federal Skilled Worker Program was previously being used independently for Canada Permanent Resident Visa but now W.E.F January 2015, a new electronic system is being used for processing the PR Visa application under FSWP, that’s called as the Express Entry.
FSWP is basically a program that has been working for those Skilled Workers who are willing to immigrate to Canada on a permanent basis on the basis of their occupation and other credentials.
Here a person needs not to compulsorily have any Employment Offer, Work Permit or Family Sponsorship although it can be of some extra benefit in case any of the above-mentioned credentials is also available.
Eligibility for Federal Skilled Worker Program?
Canada federal skilled worker program and points calculator
Canada, The Maple Country is a land of opportunities; therefore, it is an obvious choice for immigrants looking for relocation. Canada Immigration’s point-based calculators for skilled workers is the easiest way to check your suitability under various programs. Federal Skilled Worker Program through express entry system is the best option for Indians based on the eligibility criteria of Age, Qualification, Work Experience, Language Ability, and Adaptability.
Qualifying Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Points Calculator is the first step that an applicant dreaming of relocating to Canada needs to qualify. 67 or higher is the passing marks out of 100 to qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker
Please find below the FSW Points Calculator and the Express Entry Points Calculator for Your reference:
Federal Skilled Worker program (Express Entry) has six selection factors based on which the points are calculated:
Contact the immigration experts at AP Immigration Pvt. Ltd. to check your suitability under FSWP Points Calculator at
|First Official Language||Speaking||Listening||Reading||Writing|
|CLB level 9 or higher||7||8||7||7|
|CLB level 8||6.5||7.5||6.5||6.5|
|CLB level 7||6||6||6||6|
|Below CLB level 7||Not eligible to apply|
|University degree at the Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equal||25 points|
|University degree at the Master’s level or equal OR University level entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal). Occupation-related to the degree must be:
NOC 2016 Skill Level A, and
licensed by a provincial regulatory body
Note: Degree program must be in one of these fields of study: Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Law, Chiropractic Medicine, or Pharmacy.
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas or equal (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)||22 points|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal||21 points|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal||19 points|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal||15 points|
|Canadian high school diploma, or equal||05 points|
|1 Year||9 points|
|2-3 Years||11 points|
|4-5 years||13 points|
|6 or more years||15 points|
|Under 18||0 points|
Arranged Employment in Canada:
|Valid job offer||10 points|
|Your spouse or partner’s language level||05 points|
|Your past study in Canada||05 points|
|Your spouse or partner’s past study in Canada||05 points|
|Your past work in Canada||10 points|
|Your spouse or common-law partner’s past work in Canada||05 points|
|Arranged Employment in Canada||05 points|
|Relatives in Canada This relative must be a:
child of a parent (sibling)
child of a grandparent (aunt or uncle)
grandchild of a parent (niece or nephew)
- Work Experience Requirement
- Have the work experience in the same type of job as the primary NOC.
- Have the work experience during the last 10 years only.
- Be engaged into a paid work (not self-employment or Voluntary).
- Have the occupation in category “O”,”A” or “B” of 2011 NOC.
- Have done at least 1560 Hrs. of work in duration of one year (Full Time).
- Language Adaptability Test Requirement
- Must score as per the minimum requirement in any Approved Language Test.
- For Canada, either English or French or Both can be an option as per scenarios.
- Educational Requirement
- In case of Education from Canada – Secondary/Post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate will be required.
- In case of Education from outside Canada – ECA report from any govt. authorized body with equivalency as per Canada Secondary/Post-Secondary Education.
Can stay permanently but the Visa initially comes with a validity of 5 years which can be extended further after the expiry of its validity
This feature has been added to ensure that you are staying with good intentions and are adhering with the Countries standards and regulations and also to provide you an opportunity that you can apply for Canadian Citizenship after staying for a specific duration in Canada.
Costing For Visa
The government fee for submitting the Visa application in FSWP program is CAD 550 (Per applicant including the main applicant) and CAD 150 (For children under 19 years age and not having any partner) which can be calculated in INR as per the current CAD value in INR.
Apart from this, there will be some other government charges that you have to pay for the ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) of your occupation to the respective government body and the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (CAD 490). The exact amount for these fees can be checked over the respective government website.
- Note 1:- A person cannot opt for Quebec under Express Entry System.
- Note 2:- Maximum age required for Express Entry system is 46 or below.