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:
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 a 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:
|Doctoral (Ph.D.) level from a recognized university.||25|
|Master’s level from a recognized university.||23|
|Entry-to-professional degree at the university level. Professions related to NOC code 2011 Skill level A and approved by a provincial regulatory body.||23|
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas (for at least 3 years duration).||22|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma (duration 3 years).||21|
|Canadian post-secondary degree/ diploma (duration 2 years).||19|
|Canadian post-secondary degree/ diploma (duration 1 year).||15|
|Canadian high school diploma.||5|
Experience: Maximum points 15
|6 years or more||15|
Maximum points 12
|18 – 35||12|
|English Language Proficiency (1st Official Language)|
|Listening: over 8.0||6|
|Speaking: over 7.0|
|Writing: over 7.0|
|Reading: over 7.0|
|Listening: over 7.5||5|
|Speaking: over 6.5|
|Writing: over 6.5|
|Reading: over 6.5|
|Listening: over 6.0||4|
|Speaking: over 6.0|
|Writing: over 6.0|
|Reading: over 6.0|
|English Language Proficiency (2nd Official Language)|
|Listening: over 5.0||4|
|Speaking: over 5.0|
|Writing: over 5.0|
|Reading: over 4.0|
|French Language Proficiency (1st Official Language)|
|Listening: over 298||6|
|Speaking: over 371|
|Writing: over 371|
|Reading: over 248|
|Listening: 280 – 297||5|
|Speaking: 349 – 370|
|Writing: 349 – 370|
|Reading: 233 – 247|
|Listening: 248 – 279||4(minimum requirement)|
|Speaking: 310– 348|
|Writing: 310 – 348|
|Reading: 207– 232|
|French Language Proficiency (2nd Official Language)|
|Listening: 181 – 298+||4|
|Speaking: 226 – 371+|
|Writing: 226 – 371+|
|Reading: 151 – 248+|
The applicant is eligible for this visa if they have:
If you are an international graduate enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Canada.
The occupations included in this category are given below:
Canadian Immigration department introduced the provision of ECA starting in May 2013. This Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is done in order to compare the education equivalency with 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:
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
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