Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)


The most common group has historically been Federal Skilled Worker Class. The Federal Worker Skilled Class uses a point system to evaluate candidates who meet the basic requirements to assess whether they have the potential to establish themselves economically in Canada. Applicants must have a minimum of 67 points to be considered. Based on their education, job history, English/French language proficiency, and other characteristics, skilled workers are chosen as permanent residents. You might be eligible to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker if your score is at least 67 (out of 100). You cannot enter Canada as a federal skilled worker if your score is below the cutoff of 67 points. The applicant must be able to show that they have the necessary funds for resettlement in Canada in addition to meeting the selection requirements. Shreehari Immigration Consultants are guides to the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program. 


Please be aware that the majority of applications must be submitted with government application processing fees to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Foreign nationals will be chosen using the Express Entry System as of January 1, 2015, and they must first get an invitation before applying. Federal Skilled Workers who meet the minimum entry requirements for 347 qualified occupations can participate in Express Entry by submitting an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool.

Benefits of FSW


Choosing the FSW program offers a multitude of benefits. From faster processing times to the opportunity to bring your family with you, we’ll explore the advantages of selecting this immigration pathway.

Navigating the application process can be daunting, but with the right guidance, it can be a smooth journey. We’ll guide you through the step-by-step application process, ensuring you’re well-prepared to submit a successful FSW application.

Work experience


To be considered for Federal Skilled Worker program candidates require to meet minimum requirements such as:

1. in a position similar to that of your primary NOC

2. within the previous ten years

3. Paid employment (voluntary and unpaid internships are not considered)

4. at skill level A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC), skill type 0, or both

5. at least 1 continuous year (1,560 total hours / 30 hours each week):

30 hours a week for a year equals one year of full-time employment (1,560 hours).

For example, working 15 hours per week for 24 months would equate to 1,560 full-time hours.

working more than one job full-time: A 12-month period of 30 hours per week in more than one job equates to 1,560 hours in a full year.

6. You must show that you performed the duties set out in the occupational description in the NOC.



If you attended school in Canada, you must hold a secondary (high school) or post-secondary school certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian institution. To verify that your overseas education is equivalent to a completed certificate, diploma, or degree from a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary institution, you must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an authorized agency.

Language Ability


You need to pass a language exam in either English or French that verifies your proficiency in writing, reading, hearing, and speaking, and that you achieve a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 score across all four domains. On the day that you submit your application for permanent residency, your test results cannot be older than two years.

Document Requirements


Documents play a crucial role in your FSW application. We’ll provide a comprehensive list of essential documents you must include with your application to ensure it meets the requirements.

Understanding the expected processing times is essential for planning your immigration journey. We’ll discuss the average processing times for FSW applications to give you a realistic idea of how long the process may take.

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