Federal Skilled Worker Visa Canada: Great Option for Immigration Motivated Candidates

Canada is a highly developed world economy and boasts of a multi-cultural and friendly society. Every year–in the hope of a prosperous and bright future–1000s of immigrants, from across the globe, immigrate to its shores. For several years, the nation has rolled-out red-carpet welcome to people from the different walks of life, with the only condition being presented before them is that they (the aspirants) should be capable enough to play a role in the growth of the country’s economy.

You can avail any suitable visa to Canada, as per your specific requirements, like Business Visa, Provincial Nominees, Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Migration, etc. If you are a skilled worker, then you have a great future even as your chances of being accepted by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) are pretty high.

Trained aspirants can apply under the well-known and widely used Federal Skilled Worker Visa Canada class. Skilled workers–who want to live and work in the province of Quebec–has to follow a separate procedure. The province has its own specific selection procedure, and the applicants, who intend to migrate to Quebec, are known as “Quebec-selected” skilled workers.

Coming back to the issue at hand, under the Federal Skilled Workers category, the aspirants are chosen as permanent residents, based on their ability (or otherwise) to duly settle in the country, and participate in the growth of the national economy.

The petitions presented by the applicants are suitably assessed on:

  • Language skills, either of the two English or French;
  • Education qualifications; and
  • Prior employment experience.

It requires to be duly mentioned here that the rules to file a petition, as a Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) to Canada, can change from time to time, without any prior notice. Against this backdrop–if you want to be on the safer side, and successfully submit a submission as a FSW–make sure to check the official immigration website.

Petitions are assessed based on an the applicant’s ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada. The assessment is done on below points:-

  • Education qualification: Eligible applicants are awarded up to or a maximum of 25 points;
  • Language Skills: Candidates are awarded up to 28 total points 24 points for the first official language, 4 points for the second official language;
  • Work Experience: Candidates are awarded up to 15 points for paid skilled work experience acquired during the last 10 years. A minimum of 9 points are required to make the grade.
  • Age: Applicants are awarded up to 12 points.
  • Arranged Employment: Candidates are awarded up to 10 points.
  • Adaptability: Aspirants are awarded up to 10 points.

Apart from meeting the eligibility and points requirements, it is essential that the aspirants prove that they are self-sufficient to support themselves and their dependants upon their arrival in the country. The candidates and their dependants also have to undergo a medical examinations and security clearances, as a part of the Canadian immigration application process.

The application processing time varies, and the fees depend on the situational exchange rate. To make the cut for the FSW, it is mandatory to have at least one year of continuous work experience in one of the 24 eligible occupations. Those applicants, who have an appointment offer of arranged employment, are eligible to submit an application, through the PhD stream.

The above conditions put forward by the CIC clearly suggest that the selection system, under the FSW Program, is rather precise; it is also less complicated for the deserving applicants. So, gear-up for gaining your lifelong objective of immigrating to Canada, and enjoy an amazing life in the country of your dreams! It’s high time you shaped your destiny and explored the available options in the mesmerizing overseas destination!



  • Dinesh Kumar

    Hi Sir,

    I am currently living in UK on work visa and would like to apply for Federal visa Canada next year 2015 under IT category, my questions is:

    My wife is planning to go India after applying Federal visa 2015 April (may be after 6 months later after the Federal visa application, in around October 2015 she will go to India for few months), if our application is selected and asked to provide passport in later stages, will it be fine if she send her passport from India to the Canada immigration office (if she is in India by the time Canada immigration ask for passport)?

    Please suggest me, it will be really very helpful to her if you could provide e the details.

    Thank you,

  • syed

    sir,i am interested to aply fswp visa i am a pharmacist if fswp is released plz contact me

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