Canada Skilled Worker Visa
How to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker
How to immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker – Infographic Description (April 2016 Update)
Applicants must have work experience as follows:
At least one year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time,
paid work (volunteer work, unpaid internships do not count), in the same NOC skill type (0, A or B) ,
within the last 10 years, and at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7, and
Take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that shows you meet the level for speaking, listening, reading and writing.
A Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, or
An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an agency approved by CIC to show your foreign education is equal to Canadian education standards.
Six selection factors
If you meet all the conditions set out in the minimum requirements, we will assess your application based on the selection factors in the federal skilled worker points grid.
Skills in English and/or French (Canada’s two official languages),
Whether you have a valid job offer, and
Adaptability. How well you are likely to settle here.
Proof of funds
You need to bring settlement funds unless you are working in Canada and have a valid job offer
(in Canadian dollars)
|7 or more||$32,191|
You must be admissible to Canada.
You must plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
Principal Applicant: $550.00
Single family member under 19 years old: $150.00
The right of permanent residence fee is $490.00 per person