Settling In Canada
Immigrating under the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) is undoubtedly one of the most efficient things that you can opt for if you are looking to settle down in Canada. This program is for any skilled personnel with proficiency in either English or French language, you must have proper education and at least 1 year of continuous work experience in the last ten years. The FSWP is one of the most important programs that are available under the express entry system. By availing of the Federal Skilled Workers Program, you will be able to avail yourself of an apt chance to become a permanent resident in Canada. 
What are the main eligibility requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker Program?
If you want to become a permanent resident in Canada under the FSWP then you must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:
  • You need to have at least a level 7 score in either IELTS for the English language proficiency test or any French proficiency test. 
  • One must have a valid passport apart from meeting all the necessary conditions to enter Canada.
  • You must have been employed in a full-time or part-time job in accordance with your skills for at least a year in the last 10 years.
  • Also, it is important to have a high school diploma from any foreign nation that is equivalent to a Canadian High School. 
  • Furthermore, you should be comfortable enough to live in any province other than Quebec.
  • You should have enough financial stability to support you and your family’s living expenses once you move to Canada. 
What steps are there to gain permanent residency under the FSWP scheme?
To have yourself considered under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the first thing that you need to do is to create the express entry profile. You need to upload all the required information as well as documents to complete your application. Once you start applying, you will have exactly 90 days to complete the profile. 
After you have successfully submitted the profile, it will be ranked under the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System and you will be provided with a CRS score. 
However, you will be asked to provide the following information to complete your application process. 
  • Result of Language Proficiency Test: You must provide the result of your language proficiency test in English or French language to gain eligibility for FSWP. For people with proficiency in the English language, you need to provide the score of the IELTS exam.
  • Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA): The ECA certificate is important to assess your educational credentials as per the standards pre-existing in Canada. However, it is necessary to note that there are only 5 organisations that have the authority to issue the ECA certificate.
  • Documents of identity: Lastly, you must submit all the documents that prove your identity as per the instructions of the IRCC. 
Can you consider Federal Skilled Worker Program valid for Quebec Immigration?
There is a special Quebec Skilled Worker Program or QSWP offered by the Quebec and Canadian Government. 
What’s the difference between the Express Entry and the Federal Skilled Worker program?
While the Federal Skilled Worker Program is in fact a program that you can use to gain permanent residency in Canada, the express entry system is a special online process through which you can apply for permanent residency under any of the Federal programs offered by the Canadian Government. 
How can you directly apply for Permanent Residence Under The Federal Skilled Worker Program?
Yes, you can directly apply for permanent residency in Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. 
Can I include anyone In My Federal Skilled Worker Application?
You can include your spouse or common-law partner and any dependent child in your FSWP application.
Do I need to have a job to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program?
No, there is usually any requirement for a job offer to apply for permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Workers Program. 
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