Federal Skilled Worker

The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), also known as the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is one of the four programs that you must qualify for before getting into the Express Entry system. This program is usually used by those who are outside of Canada, without Canadian work experience.

The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) has five main requirements:

  1. At least one year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time, paid work, in the same job, within the last 10 years, and at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B
  2. Meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7
  3. Have your credentials assessed by an accepted credential assessment organization (If you have studied abroad)
  4. Show proof of settlement funds to support yourself and your family (if you are not currently working in Canada)
  5. Receive a minimum of 67 points out of 100 from the six selection factors

If you score 67 points or higher (out of 100), you may qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker. If you score lower than the pass mark of 67 points, you will not qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker. It is better not to apply at this time.

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