Current Federal Skilled Worker Program

Last Minute Possibilities for Current Federal Skilled Worker Program

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The present application pattern for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which opened in May, 2014, is going to terminate by the end of this year. With just three months remaining in 2014, prospective candidates have a restricted opening to apply for this program. Successful applicants will attain Canadian permanent residence.Current Federal Skilled Worker Program

The FSWP assesses candidates based on their human resources, their ability to become economically accustomed upon immigration to Canada; using a points-based system. Applicants must score at least 67 points based on the criteria set by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

The present FSWP regulates that fifty occupations are in demand in Canada, and candidates must have at least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in one of fifty eligible occupations. Approx 25,000 applications will be accepted for processing under the current FSWP, with a cap of 1,000 per eligible occupation. Inadequate time period is left in which candidate has to make an application, candidates should be familiar that some of the occupation caps are close to reaching their limit.

Under the current Federal Skilled Worker Program, an eligible applicant applies knowing the fact that they will be able to immigrate, till they are criminally impressible, doesn’t have major health problems, and works in an occupation that has not yet reached its cap. We are now entering the final three months in which the Government of Canada will be accepting applications under the FSWP in its present form.

The first step in the complete procedure is to pin down one’s adequacy for the program. Candidates need to know whether they are meeting the eligibility criteria to file an application. If a candidate is entitled to apply, they should begin their Educational Credential Assessment without wasting time and go for the IELTS exam. No one is free from the language testing, nevertheless of their country of origin or education.

“Candidates still have time, but they need to move fast. Practically it’s essential for them to determine the eligibility today and, if they are eligible, it is required to start the process immediately,” quoted by one of the officers at CIC. The existing rules and procedures for the Federal Skilled Worker Program are expected to terminate very soon by the end of December 2014.

As of January 2015, candidates will no longer apply directly to the FSWP. From the date, Canada will transit to a new declaration of Canada Immigration system called ‘Express Entry’.

Under Express Entry, the federal government and provincial governments, as well as Canadian employers, will be able to choose the promising immigrants from a pool of candidates who have declared an expression to immigrating to Canada and meet the eligibility criteria for at least one of Canada’s economic immigration programs:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • The Canadian Experience Class
  • A portion of the Provincial Nominee Program

The prominent applicants (those deemed to have the best chances for economic success) may be invited to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada under one of these programs.

From January, 2015 onwards aspirants will be depending on being preselected by the federal government, a province, or a Canadian employer. It’s the good time to initiate and take positive pace in respect to Canada Immigration and be a Permanent Resident. Just bang on and avail this gracious opportunity….Read More Canada Immigration