Federal Skilled Worker

The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is one of the three federal economic immigration programs managed through Express Entry in Canada. This program is designed for skilled foreign workers who have the necessary education, work experience, language proficiency, and other skills required to contribute to the Canadian economy and integrate into Canadian society.

To qualify for the FSW program, applicants must meet several eligibility criteria, including having at least one year of skilled work experience, a minimum level of language proficiency in English or French, and a certain level of education. Applicants must also obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to confirm that their foreign education is equivalent to a Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which takes into account several factors, such as age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors. The highest-ranking candidates are then invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada through regular Express Entry draws.

The FSW program is a crucial part of the Canadian immigration system as it helps to attract highly skilled workers who can contribute to the Canadian economy and fill labor shortages in various industries. The program also supports the government’s goal of welcoming more immigrants who can help to build a more prosperous and inclusive society.