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Canada Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) Immigration

Federal Skilled Worker applications are assessed based on an applicant's ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada.
In order to qualify for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa, Canadian Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants must:

In addition, Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants must attain at least 67 points based on Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) immigration selection factors.

A maximum of 25,000 total applications will be accepted under this stream. A maximum of 1,000 applications will be accepted per eligible occupation.

The selection factors are summarized as follows:

Please Note: You can only get points for your second official language if you meet the threshold of CLB 5 in all four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing). You can score four points for your second official language skills.



In addition to fulfilling eligibility and points requirements, applicants must show that they have sufficient settlement funds to support themselves and their dependants after arrival in Canada. Applicants and their dependants must also undergo medical examinations and security clearances as part of the Canadian immigration application process.

Processing Times
Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) Processing Times vary from one Canadian Immigration Visa office to another.

Processing Fees
Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) Government Processing Fees vary with exchange rates.

Federal Skilled Worker Application Process

Learn more about how the process works, from the very start to landing as a Permanent Resident.

Applicants intending to reside in Montreal or another city in the Province of Quebec are subject to the Quebec selection criteria.

For more information on the Federal Skilled Worker Program, see our Federal Skilled Workers FAQ.

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