Express Entry

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

Express Entry holds acclaim as one of the fastest Immigration Programs since its inception in the year 2015. The Federal Skilled Worker Stream is one of the 3 programs managed by Express Entry. This program has been largely designed for Professionals & Skilled Workers.

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The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program candidates are assessed based on the following factors: 

  1. Age
  2. Education
  3. Work Experience
  4. Language 
  5. Adaptability 

To be eligible for the stream, a candidate must be in the Express Entry pool, and should also have satisfied the 67 point selection factor grid. The candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Federal Skilled Workers are granted an Invitation To Apply (ITA) based on their score, wherein the highest-ranked candidates are given priority consideration. 

There are 347 eligible occupations for the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. To be accepted into the pool, a candidate must have at least one year of continuous, full-time, paid work experience or equivalent part-time, continuous employment within the last 10 years in any one of the eligible occupations. 

What is the processing time for the FSW program? 

The FSW program through Express Entry processes almost 80% of applications in six months or even less.

Do I need a Job Offer to qualify for this category? 

No, a job offer is not mandatory for submitting a profile in this category. However, a job offer would help increasing your score by 50 points. 

How can I show Proof Of Funds (POF) for Permanent Residence?

To apply for PR in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker category, Proof Of Funds have to be shown. Amount of funds required depends on family size. For the current year (2020) details:    Click here

Number of family members is inclusive of the Principal Applicant and all accompanying and non-accompanying family members.

Accepted Proof Of Funds:

  1. Funds should be readily available.
  2. Cannot be borrowed.
  3. Funds must be available when the PR visa is issued.
  4. Proof of funds may be shown as Bank Statements or in an official letter from your Bank.

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