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2015 Immigration as federal skilled workers

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Federal skilled workers (FSW) are chosen as permanent residents based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in our economy. They are assessed based on-
  • Skilled work experience
  • English and/or French skills
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Other factors that have been shown to help them prosper in Canada.
Minimum Requirements:

Skilled work experience:

Language Ability:

You must meet minimum language levels and include the results of a language test from an agency approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The minimum level is Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 7 in French for your first official language in all four language abilities.

Education:

You must have:
A Canadian diploma, certificate, or credential AND/OR a foreign educational credential, and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) by an agency approved by CIC to show it is equal to a completed Canadian secondary or post-secondary educational credential.

Six Selection Factors:

If you meet all the conditions set out above, your application will be processed based on the six selection factors in the skilled worker points grid. They are:
  • your skills in English and/or French, Canada’s two official languages,
  • your education,
  • your work experience,
  • your age,
  • whether you have arranged employment in Canada, and
  • your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle here).
If you are not sure if you should apply as a skilled worker, try the Come to Canada Wizard to get an idea if your application would be eligible to be processed.

Proof of funds:

You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada.

Inadmissibility:

Some people are inadmissible—they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including being involved in:
  • crime, or
  • human rights violations.
You can also be inadmissible for:
  • security,
  • health,
  • financial reasons, or
  • other reasons.
 
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