Federal Skilled Workers

The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is a great opportunity for you as a foreign national to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

As of January 1, 2015, potential candidates interested in applying to the Federal Skilled Workers Program, must go through the Express Entry system. These people have to complete an online Express Entry profile, and meet the criteria to get into the pool of candidates.

As an employer, if you want to hire a skilled worker using this system, you can greatly improve their chances of success by making a qualifying job offer in a skilled occupation.

​IRCC (CIC) assesses federal skilled worker applications based on six selection factors:

1. English and/or French skills,
2. education,
3. work experience,
4. age,
5. arranged employment, and

In order to qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, applicants must score 67 out of 100 points.