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Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Program

Federal Skilled Workers are foreign nationals with experience in particular professions and given Canadian permanent resident visas based on their ability to develop themselves in Canada economically. Effectively skilled worker applicants are granted permanent resident visas from Canada, enabling them to immigrate to Canada.


In order to retain their permanent resident status and also to qualify for their Canadian citizenship, permanent residents must ensure that they fulfill Canadian residency obligations. Skilled workers wishing to immigrate to Quebec must apply to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, which is another Canadian immigration program with different selection requirements.

How the Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Policy operates in Canada?

The Federal Skilled Worker Program has minimum criteria for:

  • Skilled work experience
  • Education
  • Language ability


To qualify as a Federal Skilled Worker for admission to the Express Entry Pool, the applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

Main Conditions:


  • Work experience shall be categorized as Category 0 (Managerial Jobs), Skill Level A (Professional Jobs), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the scope of the National Occupational Classification Scheme;
  • Undergo language assessment by a recognized third party and show intermediate-level English or French language skills corresponding to the Canadian Standard of 7);
  • Receive a good safety record and medical checkup.


How to Apply

 Expression of Interest (EOI)

If you meet the above eligibility requirements under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, you must first express your interest in immigrating to Canada and build an online profile for it. When IRCC confirms your qualification you are put in a pool of candidates and ranked by the CRS.


Invitation to Apply (ITA)

An ITA is provided by Immigrant Refugees and Citizenship Canada through its Express Entry selection method to all applicants who have been chosen to apply for immigrants into Canada. Full application submission is considered to be accepting the invitation sent by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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