Since 1967, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) has been Canada’s primary mechanism for attracting skilled workers from around the world. The FSWP was the world’s first programme to objectively assess immigration candidates. The FSWP is now one of three skilled worker programmes managed by the Express Entry system in Canada. Here, you will know all there is to know about the FSWP.
Prior to the FSWP, Canada chose skilled worker immigrants on a case-by-case basis, relying on the judgement of individual immigration officers on whether an applicant could fit into the Canadian labour market.
After concluding that the old method was ineffective, the Canadian government implemented the world’s first points-based immigration system. Subjective criteria would no longer be used in Canada. Instead, it decided to evaluate all candidates based on objective criteria, such as their age, education, language abilities, job experience, and occupation.
The benefits of the FSWP
The FSWP is now managed by the Express Entry application management system. Through Express Entry, Canada expects to accept an average of 110,000 immigrants per year. The majority of successful Express Entry candidates use the FSWP to get into Canada. FSWP immigrants in Canada have successful and rewarding jobs, this is according to the Canadian government research.
Also, gaining permanent residence through the FSWP is of advantage because it permits you to do so in six months, as opposed to the longer processing times for Canada’s other skilled worker programmes.
How the immigration process works with the FSWP:
The Express Entry application management system is used for three skilled worker programmes in Canada, including the FSWP. If you have never lived in Canada and are not a skilled professional, the FSWP will be your best Express Entry option. To begin, see if you match the eligibility conditions for the FSWP. After that, you must complete an Express Entry application. Based on your age, education, language skills, and work experience, a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will be awarded to you.
Every two weeks, the Canadian government holds an Express Entry draws, inviting those with the highest CRS scores to apply for permanent residency in Canada. After completing your application, you should expect to receive your permanent resident status within six months. Yes! Six months.
Here’s a step-by-step approach to using the FSWP to pursue immigration to Canada:
Step 1: Determine whether or not you are eligible for the FSWP.
Step 2: Fill up your Express Entry profile on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website (IRCC).
Step 3: Look to see if you’ve been invited to apply for permanent residency (ITA). The IRCC holds an Express Entry draw every two weeks.
Step 4: If you receive an ITA, complete and submit your permanent residency application to IRCC. You can certainly move to Canada once your application has been processed by IRCC.
As appealing as this may appear, eligibility requirements must be satisfied to qualify to use this program. check here for requirements.