Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal skilled worker program is Canada’s prime immigration program, which allows the foreign skilled workers to settle in Canada with a permanent residency to fulfil the national workforce & economic needs.
This program was started in 1967, but candidates are invited to apply through the Express Entry System after its launch in 2015. This is a 5 years multiple entry visa, which allows foreign skilled workers to work and settle in Canada.
To apply for a study visa, PR or work permit it is very important to be able to communicate in English or at least one of the official languages of the country. In the same way, to apply for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker visa you should know English, French or both.
You can get a maximum of 28 points with your language skills in English and French-based on your ability to Write, Read, Listen & Speak. And you must take an approved language test to prove your language proficiency.
IELTS Test for English
If you have studied in Canada, you must have a certificate of diploma or degree from a high school or post-secondary institution.
If you have completed your education outside Canada, you must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.
|Education Qualification||Maximum Points|
|University degree or equivalent to PhD||25 Points|
|Holding a Masters Degree||23 Points|
|Holding a Double-Bachelor Degree||22 Points|
|Bachelor’s Degree||21 Points|
|3 Years Diploma Course after Higher Secondary||19 Points|
|3 Years Diploma Course after High School||15 Points|
|High School||5 Points|
You can get a maximum of 15 points with your work experience. For this, you must have 1 year of full-time skilled work experience or equivalent part-time work experience.
And you must have been working in an occupation in Skill level 0, A or B of the National Occupation Classification.