Canada is hungry for skilled workers. But you won’t be able to take advantage of the Federal Skilled Worker program by accident. You’ll have to correctly process an Express Entry application which will serve as your expression of interest.
CIP is here to help.
Make sure you help immigration officials understand that you meet the requirements. You’ll need 1 year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past ten years in a Skilled Occupation (as defined by the National Occupation Classification skill lever 0, A, or B). You’ll also need to qualify for Arranged Employment in Canada with a Labor Market Assessment (LMIA) as well as a permanent, full-time job offer from a Canadian Employer. We can link you with Canadian employers, and we can help them make it through the LMIA assessment process. Our LMIA applications have a high rate of success.
Finally, you’ll need to pass a minimum language threshold in one of Canada’s two official languages (English or French). You must also obtain at least 67 points based on Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) immigration selection factors, listed below.
- Education: Candidates can be awarded up to 25 points for your formal education.
- Language Skills: Candidates can be awarded up to 28 total points (24-first official language, 4-second official language).
- Work Experience:Under this factor, candidates can be awarded up to 15 points for certain paid, skilled work experience that they have acquired in the last 10 years, but they must attain at least a score of 9 points in order to qualify.
- Age: Candidates can be awarded up to 12 points based on their age at the time of applying.
- Arranged Employment: Candidates can be awarded up to 10 points if they have arranged employment in Canada that meets certain requirements.
- Adaptability: Candidates can be awarded up to 10 points for a number of factors that show that they are adaptable to moving to Canada.
- that he or she has sufficient settlement funds to support him or herself and any dependents after his or her arrival in Canada. Finally, candidates and their dependents must also undergo medical examinations and obtain security clearances as part of the Canadian immigration application process.
- Note: the Canadian government recognizes that the points awarded under the skilled worker selection system do not always accurately reflect an applicant’s chances of successfully establishing themselves in Canada. As a result, Citizenship and Immigration Canada Officers are authorized to use an alternate method of assessing an application. Under the concept of substituted evaluation, a Visa Officer may make their own evaluation for the likelihood of the applicant becoming economically established in Canada. This method allows the Visa Officer to accept or refuse the applicant no matter how many points the applicant has achieved.