From January 1, 2015, all Federal Skilled Worker applicants are required to submit their applications by creating a profile through the Express Entry Immigration system to immigrate to Canada. Applicants for permanent immigration to Canada as Skilled Workers can also apply through the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.
In order to satisfy the Canadian immigration criteria, Federal Skilled Worker applicants are required to:
At the conclusion of the Canadian immigration process, the successful candidates and dependents have to go through a medical examination and security clearance.
The Federal Skilled Worker program (FSW) has a points system that is entirely different from the Express Entry program points system. An applicant through the Federal Skilled Worker program will need at least 67 points out of a possible 100 to be eligible for immigration, these points are earned based on the following factors:
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