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Federal Skilled Worker Program

This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. If you want to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker program you must meet all the minimum requirements.

 Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for FSW, a candidate must meet certain minimum requirements regarding your years of experience, level of education, age, and English or French language proficiency:

  • Work Experience:
    At least 12-months of continuous, full-time, skilled work experience completed within the previous 10 years (or an equal amount in part-time experience).

    • Skilled work experience refers to experience classified under NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.

  • Education:
    A minimum of a Canadian high school diploma or the equivalent in foreign education.

  • Financial Support:
    Enough funds to support themselves and any spouse and/or children in a settlement in Canada.

  • Residence in Canada:
    Must intend to live outside of the province of Quebec.

 

If a candidate meets the requirements listed above, they also must demonstrate that they score a minimum of 67 out of 100 points on the FSW eligibility points grid:

Factor 1: English and French language ability - Maximum of 28 points

Applicants must have reasonable proficiency in English, French, or both languages. To prove this applicant must provide test results from the following language test providers on their Express Entry profile BEFORE they can apply for a visa:

Applicants are tested on 4 language components: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Applicants must meet at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 in all 4 components of the language test for their 'first official language' (either English or French) for a maximum of 24 points. Applicants can then be awarded an additional 4 points if they achieve CLB level 5 in their 'second official language'.

Factor 2: Education - Maximum of 25 points

Applicants must have the following educational qualifications:

  • A Canadian secondary school certificate, or post-secondary qualification, such as a college diploma or university degree, OR; 

  • A foreign qualification, and an Educational Credential assessment, stating that the qualification is equivalent to a Canadian secondary or post-secondary qualification.

Factor 3: Work experience - Maximum of 15 points

Federal Skilled Worker Program applicants must have significant work experience in a skilled role, which must meet the following conditions:

  •  Must have totaled at least 1,560 hours; approximately one year of full-time work. 

  •  Must have been gained in a paid job, or multiple paid jobs 

  •  Must have been gained within the last 10 years 

  •  Must have been gained in a managerial, skilled professional, or skilled trade role; Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B in Canada's National Occupational Classification system (NOC). A full list of FSWP eligible trades on the NOC can be found on our Canada National Occupation Classification List.

You can check that you meet the Canada visa requirements by following the relevant links on the NOC list, or by taking note of the 4 digit code next to your profession and entering it on the NOC website.

You must make sure that your work experience matches that stated in the NOC. You do not have to meet the "employment requirements" section of the job listed on NOC.

You may need to look at several different occupations to find one that matches your work experience. If your occupation does not come under skill level O, A, or B or your experience did not occur in the last ten years your application will be refused.

Once you have confirmed that you meet the above requirements, you can now estimate your points score. You are granted 15 points for one year of work experience and two points for each further year up to a maximum of 21 points.

Factor 4: Age - Maximum of 12 points

Your points score is calculated based on your age on the date your application is received.

Factor 5: Arranged employment – Maximum of 10 points

You will gain 10 points in the Canada immigration points system if you already have a job offer in Canada, or if you are already working in the country. The job must be full time and permanent – meaning seasonal work is excluded – and must be listed as Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B on Canada's National Occupation Classification list.

Applicants are awarded 10 points in any of the following situations:

You are currently working in Canada on a temporary work permit, and:

  • Your work permit was granted subject to a successful Labour Market Impact Assessment. 

  • Your work permit is valid, and will still be valid when the FSWP visa is granted.

  • The employer named on your work permit has made you a permanent, full-time job offer.

OR;

  • You are currently working in Canada on a temporary work permit, and:

    • Your work permit is valid, and will still be valid when the FSWP visa is granted.

    • The employer named on your work permit has made you a permanent, full-time job offer.

  • The job for which the work permit was issued is not subject to the Labour Market Impact Assessment under an agreement such as the NAFTA agreement or a federal-provincial agreement.  

OR;

  • You do not have a Canadian work permit, and do not plan to work in Canada before your FSWP visa is granted, and:

    • A Canadian employer has offered you a full-time and permanent job.

    • The employer has received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment for the job.

OR;

  • You are currently working in Canada and have been offered a full-time and permanent job with a different Canadian employer, and:

    • The employer has received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment for the job.

OR;

  • You are currently working in Canada in a job that is not subject to the Labour Market Impact Assessment, but NOT due to an international agreement such as the NAFTA agreement or a federal-provincial agreement.

Factor 6: Adaptability - Maximum 10 points

You and your accompanying spouse/partner can receive a maximum of 10 points based on any combination of the elements listed below:

Maintenance funds:

Applicants must also have access to sufficient maintenance funds for themselves and their family members and must be able to prove this with bank statements or other documents. The amount of funds applicants must have access to depends upon the number of family members included in the application.

 

The following table gives a detailed breakdown of the funds required for this visa:

- You can look up the relevant exchange rate at Currency Convertor.

- You do not need to meet the maintenance funds requirement if you currently have a valid  Canadian temporary work permit and/or you have arranged employment in Canada.

 

 

Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) allows foreign nationals with job offers or appropriate certification to work in certain occupations to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must have at least 2 years of full-time or equivalent work experience (30+ hours per week) in a skilled trade within the five years before applying.

  • Language English and/or French: CLB 5.

  • An approved Job Offer (LAMIA approved) in Skilled Trade of full-time employment from up to two employers for at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian province or territory.

Eligible occupation categories:

  • Industrial

  • Electrical and Construction

  • Maintenance and Equipment operations

  • Agriculture and Production

  • Processing

  • Transport

  • Manufacturing

  • Cooks and Chefs

  • Bakers and Butchers

 

Canadian Experience Program

 

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration program that allows individuals who have worked in Canada for at least one year to immigrate permanently.

 Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements. They must:

  •  Have obtained at least one year of full-time work experience in Canada (30 hours per week) or an equivalent amount of part-time, in the three years prior to the application date. 

  • Have had legal status while working, or studying, in Canada.

  •  Meet minimum language levels in English or French.

  •  Your work experience must be Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or Skill Level B (technical occupations and skilled trades) on the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Saskatchewan IMMIGRATION NOMINEE Program

Saskatchewan is a Canadian province bordering the United States of America to the South. It has two major cities, Regina and Saskatoon. Saskatchewan is covered in grassland, coniferous trees, rivers, and lakes. The provincial capital, Regina, is home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, housing exhibits on natural history and the people of Canada’s First Nations.

Saskatchewan's population used to be primarily rural, but it is becoming more urban. The population was declining for many years; however, in recent years, it is changing as oil sands, potash, and uranium development are driving an economic boom that is mirroring Alberta's boom. Farming remains the largest sector of the economy along with the oil, gas, and mining sectors. Several attempts have been made to grow other sectors of the economy, such as scientific research and technology, for example, a synchrotron has been built at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

What Is the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program?

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is an immigration program that favors prospective immigrants with in-demand job skills and work experience needed in the province. Applicants under the Saskatchewan INP receive a Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Certificate allowing them to apply for Canadian permanent residency. This is processed much faster than Canadian immigration programs in other provinces.

Below are the 4 major immigration categories under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program:

  1. International Skilled Worker Category

  2. Saskatchewan Work Experience Category

  3. Entrepreneur Category

  4. Farm Owner and Operator Category

 

International Skilled Worker Category

In this category, the SINP can nominate skilled workers who want to live and work in the province. The prospective candidates will need to meet the criteria and skills that will help them to settle successfully in Saskatchewan, including but not limited to: education, skilled work experience, and language proficiency in English and/ or French.

The International Skilled Worker Category is divided into the following subcategories:

  1. Employment Offer

  2. Occupation In-Demand

  3. Saskatchewan Express Entry

1-Employment Offer

This subcategory caters to skilled workers who have a job offer for a skilled occupation in Saskatchewan.

If you would like to apply to immigrate to Canada through this category you will need to satisfy all of the following personal eligibility requirements.

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