The Federal Skilled Work Visa (FSW) to Canada allows highly-skilled, educated migrants with an eligible occupation to consider a permanent move to Canada without an offer of employment.

Since Canada have recently updated their quota for this category, it’s important that any eligible applicants take advantage of this program today!

The Federal Skilled Work Visa allows the applicant to:

  • Live and work in Canada as a Permanent Resident
  • Study in Canada
  • Become a Citizen of Canada within 3 years
  • A free/subsidized education and Healthcare
  • Immigrate with spouse and children

To get a Federal Skilled Worker Visa the applicant must meet the eligibility criteria of 67 points (out of 100) or higher to immigrate to Canada.

Eligibility for a Federal Skilled Work Visa (FSW):

  • Be above 18 years old
  • Show a valid Educational Credential Assessment from an approved agency
  • Have a minimum of one-year of valid work experience and the job must be listed under the National Occupation Classification (NOC) list.
  • Achieve proficiency in one or both of the official languages of Canada (i.e. English or French) and meet the minimum level of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in all four language areas (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

The candidate can earn points for adaptability on the below categories:

  • spouse or partner’s language level
  • A past study in Canada
  • spouse or partner’s past study in Canada
  • past work in Canada
  • spouse or common-law partner’s past work in Canada
  • Arranged Employment in Canada
  • Relatives in Canada
  • Last but not the least, candidates with above eligibilities must be in the Express Entry pool.

What is Express Entry?

The Federal Govt. of Canada utilizes Express Entry to invite skilled immigrants as permanent residents based on the ability to settle down in Canada and contribute to the country’s economy.

How does Express Entry work?

Express Entry is an online selection pool. It works on a point-based system named as Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The system enables IRCC to invite the candidates with the highest-ranking scores through regular rounds of invitations. As a result, the candidates become eligible for Permanent Residency.

How can you improve your score?
It is clear like crystal that you need to score high in order to improve your chances of getting a stable rank in the Comprehensive Rank System. So, if you want to get the ITA, it is important to focus on the following things and improve your scores:

  1. Make sure you have amazing proficiency in your language to attain high scores in the language tests.
  2. Try to attain a valid job offer for higher ranking.
  3. Provide work experience that is relevant to the skills you have. This will get you more points.
  4. Try to get a provincial or territorial nomination. This brings valuable points in your CRS score.
  5. Make sure that your educational qualification is valid and accurate.

Now, that you have gained all the knowledge related to Canada Express Entry System. It is time to know the step-by-step application procedure. Fill your Free Assessment Form or Contact Us.

Here are the Key Provincial Nominee Programs for Canada
The details of the PNP for different provinces of Canada are as follows-

Nova Scotia
Skilled workers and entrepreneurs with proven experience stand a good chance to qualify for this program. The categories under which the candidates can apply are as follows- the Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, the Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream, the Nova Scotia Family Business Worker Immigration Stream, the Nova Scotia Skilled Worker Immigration Stream and the Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry. You should be able to prove good financial stead and should have adequate language proficiency as per Canadian Language Benchmark 7.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program allows candidates to apply as Skilled Workers Overseas. In order to qualify, a connection with Manitoba has to be proven through previous work experience, educational qualifications or through family or friends.

Prince Edward Island
Candidates who are eligible under the FSW stream and are interested in living and working in Prince Edward Island for two years may apply to the PNP Express Entry Stream. Eligible applicants may benefit from processing times of six months or less. You should also have an active Express Entry online profile. If you are shortlisted based on your skills or experience then you will be sent an “Invitation to Apply”.

Under the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program, a candidate can apply for immigration as a permanent resident under the following categories. Saskatchewan Express Entry, International Skilled Worker Category, Saskatchewan Experience Category and Entrepreneur and Farm Category. Based on your rank and score you will receive further information on the invitation to apply for a permanent resident permit.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) is relevant for semi-skilled as well as skilled workers. A candidate can apply with his dependent children for immigration as a permanent resident under the AINP. It is usually operated by the Government of Canada in conjunction with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which usually chooses the final candidates who qualify for this program. They definitely want to select the best-skilled workers as immigrants so that they can contribute positively to the economy of the province.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) strictly goes by the results of the Comprehensive Ranking System and considers candidates who have a score of more than 400 points. You will have to fill an application form for OINP with supporting documents like a copy of the birth certificate, passport, etc. with a fee of $1500. You will be notified if your application gets shortlisted.

New Brunswick
One should have an active Express Entry online profile and should send a mail to the Newburnswick Province office along with the resume and a filled Express of Interest or EOI form. Candidates who score highest based on their skills or work experience as per the Comprehensive Ranking System stand a good chance of getting invited to apply to NBPNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream.

British Columbia
The British Columbia PNP or BCNP accepts applications under different categories namely, the Health Care Professional, Northeast Pilot Project, and the recently launched Entrepreneur Immigration. Other categories are the Express Entry, entry-level, semi-skilled, skilled workers, etc. Based on your ranking you will receive an “Invitation to Apply” as per the BCPNP norms.

Bijou is a Global Immigration firm with highly experienced immigration consultants and case managers, who will assist you with your visa process for Canada and will ensure that your application has the best chances of selection. So if you are serious about living and working in Canada, contact us for a FREE Assessment today!