Federal Skilled Worker applications are assessed based on an applicant's ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada. All the information you need to apply as a federal skilled worker is here. Note: The province of Quebec is responsible for selecting its own skilled workers.
The rules for applying as a Federal Skilled Worker can change from time to time without notice, so make sure you visit this site regularly if you are considering immigrating to Canada under this category. Federal skilled worker applications are assessed for eligibility according to the criteria set out below.
You meet all the minimum requirements below.
If your application is eligible to be processed, we will then assess it to see if your work experience is valid.
Your work experience must be:
on the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) list.
(The National Occupational Classification is a system used to classify jobs in Canada.)
You must meet minimum language levels and include the results of a language test from an agency approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) when you apply that shows you meet the minimum language requirement of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7.
You must have:
Due to the large number of applications CIC gets, they will only consider a limited number of applications per year. Between May 4, 2013, and April 30, 2014, they will consider no more than 5,000 complete FSW applications for processing. Within the 5,000 cap, they will consider no more than 300 applications per eligible occupation for processing within this same time frame.
This does not apply if you:
If you meet all the conditions set out in sections A and B above, we will process your application based on the six selection factors in the skilled worker points grid. They are:
You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada.
Some people are inadmissible-they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including being involved in:
You can also be inadmissible for: