The Federal Skilled Worker Program (also known as the Federal Skilled Worker Class) is Canada’s flagship immigration program for workers, allowing the country to welcome tens of thousands of newcomers every year based on their ability to become established in Canada’s workforce.
Who is it for?
Professionals and skilled workers around the world who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. Candidates can apply with their spouse/partner and dependent children.
What is the processing time?
80 percent of complete applications are processed within six months or less.
Who can help?
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Since 2015, federal skilled worker applications have been managed under the Express Entry selection system.
FSW explained in three minutes
Watch this 3-minute video to understand the basics of FSW: