The Federal Skilled Worker Program is for economic class applicants who can easily transferred to Canadian Labour Market on the basis of their high level of education and significant work experience in any field. The candidates must be eligible first for Express Entery. Then after the profile of the candidate is created. After filling all the information, the scores are automatically assigned to the candidate using the Comprehensive Ranking System.There is a certain criteria to meet in order to qualify under this category. Poof of language proficiency (CLB 7) is required. Must have Educational credential Assessment of his secondary or post-secondary degree. Must have worked for continuously in a full time paid position in the same job for at least 1 year in the past 10 years in NOC O,A or B and the intent to settle outside Quebec. In the Federal Skilled Worker category the point system is used to assess eligibility of candidates. To be eligible under Federal Skilled Worker Program the Applicants must obtain 67 points out of 100. This point system is different from the Comprehensive Ranking System which is used to rank candidates in Express Entry on CRS point system.
These points are calculated based upon the following six factors:
Education (Maximum 25 points)– Based on the number of years and the level of education.
Language Ability (Maximum 28(24+4) points)– Applicant’s proficiency in Speaking, listening, writing and reading in English or French or in both these Canada’s official languages. Second official language carry an additional 4 points. Proof of language proficiency like EILTS or CELPIP or CAEL or TEF must be provided and it should be less than 2 year old.
Work Experience (Maximum 15 points) –Full-time paid work experience or equivalent, in a skilled position is qualified.
Age (maximum 12 points)– On the basis of current age of the applicant. Highest points are counted for the applicants between 21 and 49 years of age.
Arranged Employment in Canada (Maximum 10 points)–Applicant is working on a valid work permit that is valid for another 12 months or has a permanent job offer in Canada for which a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA) is procured where ever required.
Adaptability (maximum 10 points)– These points are available on the basis of the capability of their spouse or common-law partner, or their dependents to adapt Canadian system and life style. Depending upon the past education in Canada, any arranged employment or past job experience in Canada and also the relatives in Canada if they are 18 years or older and are Canadian Permanent Residents or Citizens.
IRCC officers have discretionary powers to accommodate those applicants who receive scores only slightly below the pass mark only if they can demonstrate to the visa officer that they will successfully establish themselves economically in Canada and have sufficient fund, skill and experience.
Qualifying for the Federal Skill Worker is only the first step in immigrating to Canada. After qualifying the applicant must create a candidate profile in Express Entry and should wait till an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence is received and then finally submitting their application for Permanent Residency.