Skilled workers are selected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as permanent residents, who meet the minimum requirements and who have the ability to
economically establish , in Canada other than the province of Quebec based on the six selection factors. The six selection factors include Education, Language ability, Work experience, Age, Arranged employment and Adaptability.
In addition to the six selection factors, following minimum requirements must be met in order to be eligible for applying as a Skilled Worker.
The applications will be processed under the fast track and finalized within six to twelve months for most of the cases.
· Include the results of your official English and/or French language proficiency test, and
· Have a valid offer of Arranged Employment, or
Have one year of continuous full-time paid work experience in at least one of the occupations listed below.
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
3111 Specialist Physicians
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3152 Registered Nurses
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3222 Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
4152 Social Workers
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
7242 Industrial Electricians
7265 Welders & Related Machine Operators
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371 Crane Operators
7372 Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
Canada’s New Immigration Policy, Effective June 26, 2010As per the new Immigration policy announced by the Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, effective Jun 26, 2010, to be eligible to apply as a federal skilled worker, applicants must either have a job offer, or they must have experience in one of 29 in-demand occupations. Further, for those applying under the occupation list, the government will limit the number of applications considered for processing to 20,000 per year as a way to better manage the supply of applications with labour market demand. Within the 20,000 limit, a maximum of 1,000 applications per occupation will be considered.
The limit does not apply to applicants with a job offer but applying through the points system. Further, it has no bearing at all on the temporary foreign worker program, which comes under a separate stream.
Applicants who formerly qualified because they had been living in Canada with legal status as a temporary foreign worker or an international student will no longer be eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker programme, but may still meet the eligibility criteria of the Canadian Experience Class programme.
Candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker programme and for the Canadian Experience Class Programme will now be required to submit the results of a language proficiency assessment exam, along with a complete set of supporting documents such as copies of passports, evidence of educational history, documentation of marital status, proof of settlement funds and police clearances with their initial application forms.
The rules for applying as a federal skilled worker can change from time to time by Citizenship and Immigration Canada without any prior notice.
If you find that you do not qualify to apply as a federal skilled worker then there are many other ways to immigrate to Canada. Please contact us to find out about your chances to immigrate to Canada under other categories.