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Canada Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) Express Entry(EE)

Skilled Migrant Visa

Basic Requirement

In order to be eligible for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa, FSWC applicants must:

  • Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past ten years in a skilled occupation (National Occupational Classification skill lever 0, A or B); or

  • Qualify for Arranged Employment in Canada with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer; and

  • Pass a minimum threshold of language ability in one of Canada’s two official languages, English or French.

  • In addition, FSWC applicants must obtain at least 67 points based on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) immigration selection factors.

Those selection factors are listed below:

  • Education: Candidates can be awarded up to 25 points for your formal education.

  • Language Skills: Candidates can be awarded up to 28 total points (24-first official language, 4-second official language).

  • Work Experience: Under this factor, candidates can be awarded up to 15 points for certain paid, skilled work experience that they have acquired in the last 10 years, but they must attain at least a score of 9 points in order to qualify.

  • Age: Candidates can be awarded up to 12 points based on their age at the time of applying.

  • Arranged Employment: Candidates can be awarded up to 10 points if they have arranged employment in Canada that meets certain requirements.

  • Adaptability: Candidates can be awarded up to 10 points for a number of factors that show that they are adaptable to moving to Canada.

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