Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program

Application Fee:

 

Start from: $1,325

Processing Time:

 

6 Months

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If you have international work experience and are a professional worker, this program will allow you to permanently immigrate to Canada. If you get a 67 or higher on a scale of 100, you’ll be eligible for the federal skilled worker program express entry. You must meet the program’s basic requirements, which include your schooling, job experience, and language proficiency. Aside from the criteria, your choice is influenced by a number of factors. Each factor is worth a certain number of points. If you perform well in each of the six variables, you will receive points.

The higher your ranking, the more likely you are to be chosen. Language skills (28 maximum points), education (25 maximum points), work experience (maximum 15 points), age (12 maximum points), adaptability (maximum 10 points), and arranged jobs in Canada (maximum 10 points) are the six variables.

Who is it for?

Canada chooses skilled workers based on their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy.

Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet local labour market needs.

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How to qualify

The program uses selection factor points to help assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

This program has minimum requirements for:

  • skilled work experience
  • language ability
  • education

You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible.

Selection factors

If you meet all the minimum requirements, we’ll then assess your application based on:

  • age
  • education
  • work experience
  • whether you have a valid job offer
  • English and/or French language skills
  • adaptability (how well you’re likely to settle here)

These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the 6 factors.

The current pass mark is 67 points.

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The Process

  1. Fill out an application online to enter the Express Entry selection pool
  2. Your application will be ranked based on the point-based system. If you score high enough, you will be invited to apply.
  3. If you are invited to apply, you will be given 90 days to fill the application package and submit your formal application to IRCC. 

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The documents needed

You need certain documents at different stages of the Express Entry application process.

You need certain documents at different stages of the Express Entry application process.

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Government fees

Fees$CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)825

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)825
Include a dependent child225(per child)

If you or your family need to give biometrics, pay your biometrics fees at the same time you pay your other fees. Pay all fees using the same payment method.

Fees$CAN
Biometrics – per person85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place

170

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