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Federal Skilled Workers

The Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Federal Skilled Trades Program are attractive immigration programs for skilled workers and professionals who have work experience in areas that are in high demand in Canada.

As of January 2015, candidates must apply through the online Express Entry system.


Express Entry

Two-step application process:

  • Step 1:
    • 1. Complete your online Express Entry profile.
    • 2. If you do not have a job offer you must register with Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Job Bank.
    • 3. Be accepted into the Express Entry Pool.
  • Step 2:
    • 1. Receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
    • 2. Apply for permanent residence.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

To qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program you must:

  • • have at least one year of full-time, paid work experience with the last 10 years at skill type 0, A, or B of the National Occupational Classification,
  • • meet minimum language requirements (you must show that you meet the requirements by including test results when you complete your Express Entry profile), and
  • • have a Canadian secondary or post-secondary degree or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report to show your foreign education is equal to Canadian education standards.

To qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program you must:

  • • your English or French language skills,
  • • your education,
  • • your work experience,
  • • your age, and
  • • how well you are likely to adapt and settle in Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

To qualify for the Federal Skilled Trades Program you must:

  • • meet minimum language requirements,
  • • have at least two years of full-time work experience in one of the eligible skilled trades, and
  • • have a valid offer of arranged employment from a Canadian employer or a certificate of qualification in your skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.

Eligible Skilled Trades

  • • Industrial, electrical and construction trades
  • • Maintenance and equipment operation trades
  • • Supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • • Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
  • • Chefs and cooks
  • • Butchers and bakers



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If you are interested in learning about other immigration programs please visit the following links:

Quebec Skilled Workers
Self-Employed Workers
Provincial Nominees


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Useful Links

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC)

IC Pacific Trading Inc.

Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Khayam Calendar

Oanda Currency Converter

Test d'évaluation de francais (TEF)

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