Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa
Canada welcomes thousands of migrant workers to its shores every year. The Canadian economy relies on hard-working, skilled foreign nationals to fill positions that the Canadian workforce simply cannot fill. A lot of these workers enter Canada on the Federal Skilled Workers program with many of them later becoming citizens of Canada.
We, at IXP, are known for being able to win immigration cases that other firms simply can’t. It’s our many years of experience in immigration law that can make all the difference to our clients. We know that our dedication to our customers and high success rate is what makes us the world’s best immigration and employment company.
What is the Federal Skilled Worker Program?
The Federal Skilled Worker program is a five year permanent residency visa that is open to workers who meet the criteria for skilled migration. You must have the relevant skills and experience in your job to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. These skills and experience must match the ever-changing list of occupations that are needed in Canada and cannot be filled by Canadian workers.
You will not be required to be offered a job before you arrive in the country and are free to work unrestricted in any part of the country. After three years of being a Federal Skilled Worker, you should be able to apply for full Canadian citizenship.
Will I Qualify?
These visas will require the customer to complete a series of test which will determine their eligibility. The points-score system takes into consideration a number of factors before accepting or rejecting a case.
One of the factors which will have to be tested is the client’s language skills. Such skills are important when settling into a new country, so you will be expected to have a good level of English or French in order for your case to be accepted.
You must be able to show that you are financially independent and have enough money to support yourself for the duration of the program. This means having a certain level of funds at your disposal before you enter the country- how much this is changes frequently, so get in touch with our consultants if you wish to find out more.
As with other visas of this kind, you must be able to show that you are in good health and have a clean criminal record. You will be required to undertake a medical to prove your health and you will need to request a police report detailing your criminal record.
New Prospects in a New Country
Qualifications and skills are all well and good but it’s where you apply them that matters. Recently, we dealt with the case of a young woman who was struggling to make a decent living for herself in her native India. This is her story:
“At home I was struggling to get by with the work that I had. As a qualified optometrist, I thought that finding work anywhere would be easy, but that just was not the case. Looking for better paid work eventually led me to IXP Visas. Looking through their website, it was easy to see how they could help me find a better job abroad. Once I got in contact with them, they told me all about the Federal Skilled Worker Program and I was sold. Since moving to Canada, my prospects have improved dramatically and I’m now earning far more than I ever dreamed of. I’m not sure what the future holds but I’m very grateful to IXP for making my present that much better.”