Who Qualifies for Canadian Permanent Residence/Skilled Worker Immigration?

On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada actualized the Express Entry Immigration framework under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers crosswise over 347 qualified occupations who meet least section criteria, present an outflow of intrigue profile to the Express Entry Pool. The profiles of competitors in the pool are positioned under a Comprehensive Ranking System. The most noteworthy positioned applicants will be considered for a challenge to apply for perpetual living arrangement. Hopefuls accepting a welcome must present a full application inside a deferral of 90-days.

Government Skilled Workers are people with reasonable instruction, work understanding, age and dialect capacities under one of Canada’s authentic dialects and who are chosen under the Express Entry Immigration framework to apply for perpetual living arrangement.

To fit the bill for admission to the Express Entry Pool as a Federal Skilled Worker, candidates must meet the accompanying conditions:

Fundamental Conditions:

  1. Possess one-year of continuous full-time paid work experience or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment within the previous 10 years in one of 347 eligible occupations listed under the applicable National Occupational Classification system; AND
  2. The work experience must be classified within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the meaning of the National Occupational Classification system; AND
  3. Score sufficient points under the skilled worker point grid comprising of six selection factors. The current pass mark is 67 points;
  4. Undergo language testing from a recognized third party and demonstrate intermediate level language skills in English or French corresponding to the Canadian Language Benchmark of 7)
  5. Possess suitable settlement funding;
  6. Undergo a successful security background and medical examination.

Qualified applicants are evaluated against six factors to determine their eligibility for immigration to Canada. Applicants must obtain a total of 67 points out of a possible 100 in order to qualify. The selection factors are:

  1. Education;
  2. Language;
  3. Employment experience;
  4. Age;
  5. Arranged employment;
  6. Adaptability;

The new program seeks to select candidates with the highest probability of economic settlement success and contribution to Canada. It maintains previous criteria with modification to the relative importance and point structure for each selection factor.

Selection Factors:

To be chosen under the FSW program, candidates who have adequate work understanding and dialect capability must gather at least 67 on the gifted specialist determination matrix, which designates focuses for instruction, dialect, business encounter, age, masterminded Canadian business and flexibility.

Instruction - Maximum of 25

The most extreme number of focuses granted for training is 25, with greatest focuses granted to candidates with doctoral degrees. Remote accreditations will be assessed by an assigned outsider to decide their Canadian equal and focuses will be granted dependent on that identicalness. As of now, associations assigned for certification assessment are:

Relative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studi

Comparative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies;
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada;
World Education Services;
Medical Council of Canada.
Language – Minimum threshold of 16 points, Maximum of 28 points

Only applicants capable of demonstrating an intermediate to high level proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages, English or French, will be considered. Applicants who meet the minimum threshold must score at least 16 points under this selection factor. Higher language proficiency can lead to an allocation of up to 24 points.

The benefits of bilingualism are considered marginal to an individual’s successful economic establishment in Canada and the new point system limits points for a second official language to a maximum of 4.

Employment Experience – Minimum of 9 points, Maximum of 15 points

The new program requires a minimum of 1-year to qualify and the maximum consideration is 6-years.

Age – Maximum of 12 points

Up to 12 points will be allotted to candidates between the ages of 18 and 35 years. Each year above the age of 35 will reduce the allocation by 1, with no points being awarded as of age 47.

Arranged Employment – 0 or 10 points

Points are allotted to individuals with a validated offer of employment in Canada. In an effort to streamline labour market related processes and reduce processing times for employers and their potential employees, the Arranged Employment Opinion process will be replaced with the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) employment validation process which is generally used in processing applications for Canadian work permits.

In order to validate an employment offer and obtain points for this selection factor, a candidate’s proposed employer must demonstrate to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada that the hiring of a foreign worker will have neutral or positive economic effects on the local labour market.

Candidates with a validated employment offer will gain 10 points under this factor, and an additional 5 points in the Adaptability selection factor for a total of 15 points.

Adaptability – Maximum of 10 points

Applicants who have at least 1 year of full time Canadian work experience in a managerial, professional, technical or skilled trade occupation will be awarded maximum points. As mentioned above, a validated offer of employment will provide 5 adaptability points. Other considerations awarding points under this selection factor include: A close adult relative living in Canada; Applicant or spouse has studied in Canada; Spouse has previous Canadian work experience; Spouse has knowledge of one of Canada’s official languages.