Canada skilled Worker Visa

If you are someone looking to immigrate to Canada via a skilled worker visa then applying through the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) is an option to consider depending on your specific situation.  If successful, applying through the FSWP can provide a pathway to permanent residency in Canada.

The FSWP is a points-based program that has been developed by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that is designed to provide permanent residency for people based on their personal situation and history, their abilities and their skills.  Points are earned based on your education, work experience, language proficiency and many other parameters.  For example, having a Canadian high school diploma earns 5 points but if you have a 3 year post-secondary degree you’d earn 21 points.

Canada Work Permit Visa

skilled worker visa eligibility

To be eligible for this path you are required to have worked at least 1 year in your applying occupation and that occupation needs to be a management, technical or professional occupation, or a skilled trade.  If that is the case, and it is on the IRCC list of approved occupations then you are eligible to apply.  If your occupation is not on the list, then you are still eligible to apply if you have a job offer already arranged in Canada.  Another possibility is if you are an international graduate and you’ve enrolled in a PHD program in Canada.  If you aren’t sure of how your current situation fits in with this opportunity and you want to have professional guidance from an experienced immigration team then we can help you to determine whether this path is a good fit for you.

There are also other eligibility factors in applying for your work visa including your proficiency in English, and you can’t have a criminal conviction.

Bains Professional Corporation (BPC) is a general practice law firm with over 25 years of combined experience providing Immigration law services including helping people come to Canada to work.  BPC is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest standard of legal service. We apply our legal knowledge and experience to simplify the legal world into terms our clients understand so they can make the best decisions for themselves, their family and their business. We strive to achieve the unique individual goals of each of our clients and utilize our skills to achieve optimal results. We ensure that our advice is practical, innovative, affordable and always conducted punctually.  BPC also offers services in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.  Office phone (416) 744-3939, email