Federal Skilled Workers Program – 2021
One of the best immigration programs for getting a Canadian PR in 2021 is the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). FSWP is one of the three immigration streams in the Canada Express Entry System. The three immigration streams are:
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched the Express Entry program in the year 2015. This is a point-based system designed to evaluate Permanent Residency (PR) candidates.
FSWP is a program under the Express Entry stream that provides pathways for skilled working professionals to Canada PR visas.
This program is a part of the Canadian economic immigration stream. Any skilled working professional can apply under FSWP in 2021 to obtain the Canadian Permanent Residency visa.
There are six factors that are currently being used by the Federal Skilled Worker category for the assessment of applied candidates. These factors are:
The minimum required points for an applicant to be eligible to apply under this category is 67 out of 100.
The points are calculated based on the above-mentioned factor in the following manner:
25 points- Doctoral (Ph.D.) level from a recognized university.
23 points- Master’s level from a recognized university.
23 points- Entry-to-professional degree at the university level. Professions related to NOC code 2011 Skill level A and approved by a provincial regulatory body.
22 points- Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas (for at least 3 years duration).
21 points- Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma (duration 3 years).
19 points- Canadian post-secondary degree/ diploma (duration 2 years).
15 points- Canadian post-secondary degree/ diploma (duration 1 years).
5 points- Canadian high school diploma.
(2) Experience: Maximum points 15
15 points- 6 years or more
13 points- 4-5 years
11 points- 2-3 years
9 points- 1 year
(3) Age: Maximum points 12
Under 18- 0 points
18-35- 12 points
36- 11 points
37- 10 points
38- 9 points
39- 8 points
40- 7 points
41- 6 points
42- 5 points
43- 4 points
44- 3 points
45- 2 points
46- 1 points
47 and older- 0 points
(4) English Language proficiency (1st Official Language)
CLB Level 9: Points Per Ability: 6
Listening: over 8.0
Speaking: over 7.0
Writing: over 7.0
Reading: over 7.0
CLB Level 8: Points Per Ability: 5
CLB Level 7: (Minimum Requirement) Points Per Ability: 4
English Language Proficiency (2nd Official Language)
CLB Level 5: Points 4
(2) French Language Proficiency: 1st Official language
NCLC Level 9: Points Per Ability: 6
Listening: over 298
Speaking: over 371
Writing: over 371
Reading: over 248
NCLC Level 8: Points Per Ability: 5
Listening: 280 – 297
Speaking: 349 – 370
Writing: 349 – 370
Reading: 233 – 247
CLB Level 7: Points Per Ability: 4 points (minimum requirement)
Listening: 248 – 279
Speaking: 310– 348
Writing: 310 – 348
Reading: 207– 232
French Language Proficiency: 2nd Official language
NCLC Level 7: 4 points
Listening: 181 – 298+
Speaking: 226 – 371+
Writing: 226 – 371+
Reading: 151 – 248+
(5) 10 points- Arranged Employment
(6) 10 points- Adaptability
Eligibility for getting this visa:
The applicant is eligible for this visa if they have:
Have a working experience of at least one year within the time span of ten years in Skills 0, A, and B.
Must fall in the occupation list approved by the Canadian Immigration department with the consent of labour market needs.
Job offer letter from a Canadian employer.
If you are an international graduate enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Canada.
(2) Must meet the minimum language proficiency requirement (CLB 7).
(3) Can claim extra points by taking a French language proficiency test.
(4) Have their Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) done by an approved assessing body.
(5) Have no criminal records in the past.
The occupations included in this category are given below:
Skill Type O (management occupations)
Skill Level A (professional occupations)
Skill Level B (skilled trades and technical professions)
Canadian Immigration department has introduced the provision of ECA starting in May 2013. This Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is done in order to compare the education equivalency with the Canadian credentials.
If the applicant is a primary applicant and has done their education from outside Canada, then it is necessary to do the ECA before filing for the visa.
As per the Canadian government, there are four assessment bodies that are authorized to carry out an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). They are given below:
World Education Services (WES)
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
Medical Council of Canada
Comparative Education Service
Principal Applicant- 825 CAD
Right to Permanent Residence Fee- 500 CAD
Spouse or Common-law partner- 825 CAD
A dependent who is less than 22 years old and is not a common-law partner or spouse, or an applicant more than 22 years of age and who is not able to support themselves financially- 225 CAD
Biometric charges- 85 CAD per applicant
After Visa Approval
Can work and live in Canada permanently.
Have the right to sponsor a family member for permanent residency.
Can get citizenship after spending three years in Canada (approx 1095 days)