FSW Visa Canada

Federal Skilled Worker Visa Canada

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is a golden opportunity for skilled migrants to attain Permanent residency in Canada.

From January 1 2015, onwards the Canadian Immigration Department started to process applications under the Express Entry System for immigration to Canada. As an eligible Federal Skilled Worker Visa applicant you must create an Express Entry Profile to immigrate to Canada under this new electronic system.

To be eligible for Permanent Residence under the Federal Skilled Worker Visa, you must:

  • have at least 1 year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled occupation (National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill lever 0, A or B); or
  • qualify for Arranged Employment in Canada with a LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer; or
  • have completed PhD or two years of study in Canada towards a PhD
  • language ability in English or French

Moreover, as a professional Federal Skilled Worker applicant you also need to obtain at least 67 points out of a total of 100 points in the FSW point test comprising the selection factors stated by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) immigration.

The Canadian Immigration Department assess the applications for FSW program based on the following selection factors:

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Level of EducationPoints (25 max.)
Doctoral level25 points
Master`s level or professional degree23 points
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential 22 points
Three-year or longer post-secondary credential21 points
Two-year post-secondary credential19 points
One-year post-seondary credential15 points
Secondary school5 points
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ProficiencyLevelPoints (24 + 4 max)
First Official Language
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingIntermediate
IELTS 6.0/6.0/6.0/6.0
4 points
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingHigh intermediate
IELTS 6.5/7.5/6.5/6.5
5 points/ability
Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing Advanced
IELTS 7.0/8.0/7.0/7.0
6 points/ability
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingSpouse/partner's official language (CLB4)
IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0
5 points/ability
Maximum24 points
Second Official Language
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingCLB/NCLC 5 in all abilities
IELTS 5.0/5.0/4.0/5.0
4 points
Maximum
*Listening, reading, speaking, writing
4 points
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Work ExperiencePoints (15 max.)
1 year (Minimum threshold)9 points
2-3 years11 points
4-5 years13 points
6 years or more15 points
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Age of Applicant Points (12 max)
18 to 3512 points
3611 points
3710 points
389 points
398 points
407 points
416 points
425 points
434 points
443 points
452 points
461 point
47 and over0 points
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IfAndPoints
You currently work in Canada on a temporary work permitYour work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued).

and

CIC issued your work permit based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Your employer would have applied for the LMIA, which you then had to attach to your application to CIC.

and

You are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
10 points
You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMIA requirement under:

an international agreement (such as, the North America Free Trade Agreement) or
a federal-provincial agreement
Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a permit when your visa is issued)
and

Your current employer has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker
10 points
You currently do not:

have a work permit, or
plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.
OR

You are currently working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a permanent full-time job.

OR

You are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement.
An employer has made you a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

and

The employer has a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment from ESDC.
10 points
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AdaptabilityPoints (10 max)
PA previous work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC 0,A,B)10 points
Previous study in Canada5 points
Previous study in Canada - accompanying spouse/partner5 points
Previous work in Canada - accompanying spouse/partner5 points
Arranged employment in Canada5 points
Relative in Canada - 18 years or older5 points
Language ability CLB 4 or above - accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0)5 points
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The Processing Time will be between to 6-12 months.

GOVERNMENT CHARGES

Notes
Visa fee
550 CAD
Applicable for each applicant above 18 years included in the application
150 CAD
Applicable for each applicant under 18 years included in the application
Landing Fee
490 CAD
Applicable for each applicant above 18 years included in the application
OTHER COSTS (If Applicable)
Notes
Police Clearance
Variable(Depending on Nationality and Local Govt Rules)
Required and requested by CIC
Required for each country where the applicant has lived for more than 12 months.
Medical Examination fee
Variable(Depending on the type of medical tests and examinations Required)
Required and requested by CIC payable directly to the doctor
Translation/certification Of documents fees
Variable(depending on the translator)
Payable to the Translator
OUR FEE IN AUD
Notes
VISAS SIMPLY SERVICE CHARGES in CAD
CAD $ 1990 + GST
One of our expert migration agent would professionally‚ prepare your visa application for the best possible results