Skilled workers who want to migrate to Canada can apply under the Federal skilled worker program without a job offer. Under FSW, skills are assessed based on education, work experience, language ability, and other factors. The federal government aims for those applicants who have a high skill level which can be classified according to Canadian standards.
- A score of 67 from a 100 point-grid which is based on core factors i.e., the Six Selection Factors that are Age, Education, Work Experience, Language ability, Blood relative, Spouse Language ability, and Adaptability.
- Once eligible in the 100 point-grid, the candidate becomes eligible to lodge an Expression of Interest in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) pool which is 1200-point pool.
- A valid Education Credential Assessment from an authorized assessing body of Canada.
- A valid Language test with a score of CLB level 9.
- A minimum of 1 year of work experience in the last 10 years.
- Proof of Funds
- Arranged Employment (Optional)
- Provincial Nomination (Optional)
Standard Application Process for FSW& FSTP:
- STEP 1: The candidate must determine their eligibility and collect their mandatory documents like Passport, Education assessment report, Language proficiency report, Nomination from province or territory (If applicable), a Job offer from the Employer.
- STEP 2: Submit an online expression of interest. Once all requirements are fulfilled, an individual must submit an online Expression of Interest into the Express Entry pool which is valid for 12 months. Candidates with highest scores are selected based on their CRS at regular intervals. An Express Entry profile is ranked on tha basis of selection factors. Highest scoring applicants receive Invitation to Apply (ITA) in their express entry profile.
- STEP 3: Usually the applicant is given a timeframe of 60 days after receiving the ITA to submit the documents to prove the points claimed in the Express Entry Profile.