Federal Skilled Worker(FSW)

Federal Skilled Worker-FSW

Canada Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) Immigration

Canada Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) Immigration Federal Skilled Worker applications are assessed based on an applicant’s ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada. As of January 1, 2015, Federal Skilled Worker applications are being processed through the Express Entry immigration selection system for immigration to Canada. Candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Class must first make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online Express Entry profile.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa, Federal Skilled Worker applicants must:

  • Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled occupation (National Occupational Classification skill lever 0, A or B);
  • Qualify for Arranged Employment In Canada with a Labour Market Impact Assessment and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer;
  • Pass a minimum threshold of language ability in one of Canada’s two official languages, English or French.

In addition, Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants must obtain at least 67 points based on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) immigration selection factors.

The Federal Skilled Worker selection factors are listed below. Click each factor to learn more information:


Language Skills

Work Experience


Arranged Employment


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