Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Canadian Government has a plan of accepting over a million Immigrants in the next 3 years. Out of which, Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most popular program attracting highly skilled professionals around the globe as Permanent Residents to Canada.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program is for Individuals with competent skills in a profession or occupation, who are interested in working and living in Canada permanently. Popular professions in this category include professions like IT Professionals, Engineers, Accountants, Sales and Marketing Specialists, Health Care Professionals and HR Professionals etc.
For eligibility, a minimum of 67 Points on a scale of 100 are required in the Six selection factors in this program:
Once you meet the eligibility criteria, an express entry profile is created and you enter into comprehensive ranking system. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada invites highest CRS ranking applicants above a certain cut-off and issues approximately 3,500 Invitations for Permanent residency in each round of draw. Once Invitation to apply (ITA) is issued for permanent residence, 60 days are given to submit all the supporting documents along with the fees to IRCC. Further the application goes into processing for a decision on Permanent Residency.