Canada Federal Skilled Worker


How to Apply for Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program?

The Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program is for skilled foreigners who want to migrate to Canada. The program is one of the three immigration programs that are organized by the Canadian Federal Government. Under the FSW program one can permanently enter into Canada and settle down in any of the provinces of Canada, excluding Quebec. 

The program is based on a merit-based CRS ranking criteria and is processed through the Express Entry application system which is more defined, re-structured and a fast-track process of Canada Immigration. 

In order to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, an Eligible Applicant must get his/her profile assessed as per the Comprehensive Ranking System and file an application into the Express Entry pool in order to get invited to apply for Canada PR. 

Eligibility Criteria

What Are The Requirements For The Federal Skill Works?

For you to be qualified as a skilled worker you must:

  • Have at least one year full time job equivalent to up to 30 hours per week
  • Have a Bachelor or Diploma level education qualifying Canada equivalency criteria
  • Have proficient level english language
  • Have your occupation listed under the National Classification Code(NOC) occupation list of Canada 

Program Details

What Is Meant By Skilled Workers?

In the Canadian Visa Application system, a skilled worker means someone who has some skills and can fill a vital gap. These are divided into three categories.

  • Skill Type 0. These are managerial positions. Like a restaurant, fuel station managers.
  • Skill Type A. These are professional jobs. They include professions like engineers, physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.
  • Skill Type B. These are technical jobs and skilled trades.

Benefits of Program

What are its Benefits?

  • Canada Immigration or Canada PR Federal Skilled Worker visa allows you to work in Canada without the need to be sponsored by an employer, a Canadian work permit or a job offer
  • Successful applicants are free to work without any constraints/restrictions, unlike a work permit
  • After three years stay in the country, the applicant can apply for Canadian citizenship
  • Once you get your Canadian Passport & Citizenship, you can travel to many countries in the world without a visa
  • You can sponsor your immediate family & relatives to join you in Canada
  • Canadian permanent residences includes access to government subsidized education and healthcare (Medicare)
  • Unrestricted access to Canada's labour market and associated insurance and pension benefits
  • The PR visa is now granted in 6-12 months instead of the previous 3+years
  • If the application is returned, the fee is refunded by the High Commission

Application Costing

Visa Fees.

Processing Fee


Main applicant


Family member older than  or 22


Married family member or have a common-law partner but younger than 22


The unmarried family member under age 22 and does not have a common-law partner


One have to include the processing fee while filing a visa application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada(CIC).

The Right of Permanent Residency Fees-

For the permanent residence fee, the main applicant and the spouse would pay $500 each to CIC.

Additional Fees

You would be responsible for the cost associated with procuring your police clearance certificates, your medical examinations, and language assessments and other required charges.

Visa Processing Time

From the time of application to your approval would take about 6-12 months of processing time.

What Documents Do You Need?

  • Valid passport
  • Experience documents.
  • Medical certificate
  • Educational documents
  • Police certificate
  • Language skill test documents.
Note- Documentation checklist for any immigration process is a unique requirement and hence may vary from one client to another.


You would need to have 67 points out of 100 to qualify for the Canadian Federal Skilled Workers Program.

The points are calculated based on six parameters i.e., your education, language proficiency, your age, work experience, arranged employment and adaptability.

The higher your education, the younger you are, your ability to converse in either French or English, your work experience would increase your points.

Further to 67/100 points requirement, your profile will be assessed on the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of 1200 points which are awarded on the attributes like your age, education, work experience, language proficiency, adaptability, arranged employment, etc.. Your profile in Express Entry is ranked on the basis of the CRS score criteria, that helps you in receiving an invitation to apply against other applicants in the pool.

Why Contact Opulentus?

Opulentus has been processing the visa for over 22 years and is equipped with required expertise, manpower, machine learning and artificial intelligence tool for easy tracking of data, value added services that helps your with your visa application process like no other.  

Contact us today and see why we are the best.

Chat with us to test your eligibility to process Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa which will guarantee you coming to work and live in the nation. We are very much available to assist in all the ways to help you secure your visa after passing the assessment.

Opulentus Fees, Cost and Refund Policy

As one of trusted Immigration Consultants in India, Opulentus offers competitive fee which is rated top in the immigration industry. We process over 5000 active cases from all over the world at a given time, thanks to our state-of-the-art processing centre. With Opulentus, you get the best hands at the best prices. Standard prices are charged across all our offices. We assure you that besides the company offers and campaigns, you will not be asked to pay a higher or lesser price. The company determines the price and this remain the same for all of our clients.

Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance
  • Job Search Assistance*
  • *Job search assistance services is complimentary

    *Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

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