Apply for federal skilled worker visa in Canada
If you are looking to immigrate to Canada, the federal skilled worker visa may be the right option for you. This visa allows you to live and work in Canada permanently, and there are a number of eligibility requirements that you must meet in order to apply. In this blog post, we will outline the steps that you need to take in order to apply for the FSW Express Entry. We will also discuss some of the benefits of this visa, and provide tips on how to increase your chances of being approved.
Determine if you are eligible to apply for a federal skilled worker visa.
In order to be eligible, you must:
-Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the last ten years in a skilled occupation (as defined by National Occupational Classification system); OR
-Have a valid offer of arranged employment in Canada; AND
-Meet the required language levels for your occupation.
If you do not meet the above criteria, you are not eligible to apply for a federal skilled worker visa.
There are a few other factors that can make you ineligible for this visa. These include:
-Having an incomplete application
-Not meeting the minimum funds requirement
-Having a criminal record
-Being the subject of a removal order
-Posing a risk to the health or safety of Canadians
-Failing to meet other requirements, such as providing a medical examination
If you are eligible to apply for a federal skilled worker visa, you must submit an online application. You will need to create an account and login to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.
Gather the required documents
To apply for a Federal Skilled Worker Visa, you will need to provide the following documents:
-A valid passport or travel document
-Two (recent) photographs of yourself that meet the specific requirements
-Your birth certificate
-Your marriage certificate (if applicable)
-Proof that you have completed at least one year of post-secondary education OR have at least two years of full-time, paid work experience in the past five years
-Proof of your language proficiency in English or French (this can be done through a language test)
An Employment Offer Letter OR a letter from a Canadian provincial/territorial government agency that states you are qualified to work in a certain occupation in that province/territory
-An “Intention to Reside” declaration form
-The application fee and the processing fee (if applicable)
-Any other documents required by the visa office handling your application (these will be listed in your application kit)
After you have gathered all of the required documents, you will need to fill out the application forms. You can find these forms, as well as the complete list of required documents, in the application kit on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
Once you have filled out the forms and gathered all of the necessary documents, you will need to submit your application to the visa office responsible for processing applications from your country or region.
Complete the online application
To complete the online application, you will need to provide:
-Your personal contact information
-Your education and work history
-Language test results from an authorized testing center
-Proof of funds to support yourself and your family during your first months in Canada
-A valid passport or travel document
You will also need to pay the application fee and any other required fees.
If you are applying for a Canada permanent residence visa, you will need to include the results of your medical examination and police certificate (if applicable).
Wait to be contacted for an interview
The next step after you’ve submitted your application is to wait to be contacted for an interview. The embassy will usually contact you within a few weeks to arrange an interview time. During the interview, they will ask you questions about your application and your qualifications. Be sure to answer all questions truthfully and accurately.
After the interview, the embassy will make a decision on your application. If you are approved, you will be issued a visa and can begin the process of moving to Canada. If you are not approved, the embassy will usually tell you why and give you the opportunity to appeal their decision.
Applying for a federal skilled worker visa in Canada can be a long and complicated process, but it is worth it if you are qualified and have all the necessary documents. Be sure to follow all the steps carefully and accurately to ensure that your application is processed smoothly and efficiently.
If you have any questions about the federal skilled worker visa process in Canada, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will be happy to answer them. Thanks for reading!