Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ 1: What is the Federal Skilled Worker Program’s processing time?

Over 80% of completed FSWP applications are handled in less than six months. In comparison to many other Canadian immigration schemes, this is a relatively short period of time.

FAQ 2: Can I use my student work experience to fulfill the labor requirement for Express Entry?

Student work experience earned while studying in Canada or abroad counts toward the Federal Skilled Worker Program’s minimal requirements if the work:

  • was compensated through salaries or commissions;
  • was constant (i.e., there were no breaks in work); and
  • satisfies all of the program’s other requirements

Please keep in mind that the foregoing does not include co-op terms and conditions.

FAQ 3: What variables are taken into account while applying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program?

The Federal Skilled Worker Program points grid takes into account six different elements. They are as follows:

  • Ability to communicate in a foreign language: up to 28 points
  • Up to 25 points for education
  • Work experience: up to 15 points on the FSW
  • Up to 12 FSW points in age
  • Arrangements for work: up to 10 points on the FSW
  • Up to ten points for adaptability

FAQ 4: Is there a list of eligible occupations in the FSWP?

No, there isn’t a specific list of vocations that are now eligible. As an applicant, you must have worked for at least one year in the previous ten years. The occupation must be classified as skill level A or B or skill type A or B in Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

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