Our Ottawa immigration lawyers at Gerami Law PC have significant experience assisting clients on their Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) permanent residency application. Our Team of Canadian immigration lawyers are well versed in all the recent changes made to the Federal skilled worker program and the new requirements that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has implemented. We will ensure that you are positioned strongly and all of your documents are carefully assembled to demonstrate that you meet the necessary criteria.
The Canadian federal government selects residents based on their potential to settle in Canada and contribute to the economy. Immigrants are assessed based on their language skills, education, work experience, adaptability and whether they have an LMIA approved job offer waiting for them in Canada.
Gerami Law PC can assist you with:
- Determining your eligibility
- Completing the online applications
- Ensuring that your application is complete and up to date
- Advising you on factors that could help improve your scores
- Assisting you with the full list of documents you need to gather for the Permanent Residency application if you are selected
Step 1: Determine your eligibility
Who is Eligible?
Basic Work Experience requirement:
To be accepted under this program you must be able to demonstrate an ability to prosper in Canada. The basic eligibility requirements include:
- At least one year of continuous and paid (full-time or an equal amount in part-time) work experience
In a single occupation,
- Within the last 10 years,
- At skill type O (management occupations), or skill levels A (professional occupations) or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) of the 2011 edition of the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC)
- The applicant must demonstrate a minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 AND
- Take a language test approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Candidates must have:
- A Canadian secondary or posr-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree OR
- Have their educational credential assessed by an agency approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Other Factors Considered
CIC will also consider the following factors and grant points based on the comprehensive Ranking system:
- English and or French skills
- Work experience
- Whether they have a valid job offer
- Adaptability skills
PROOF OF FUNDS
Applicants must also demonstrate they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their family once they arrive in Canada, unless they have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer or authorized to legally work in Canada.
Candidates must be admissible and plan to live outside the province of Quebec
Step 2: Create an Express Entry Profile
Step 3: If you do not have a job offer, you have to register at jobbank.gc.ca to be eligible for a pool
Step 4: You will receive points score on the information you provided when you created your online profile based on the Comprehensive Ranking System
Step 5: The government will hold regular draws to invite the top candidates to apply for permanent residence
Step 6: If you were selected by a draw, you will have 60 days to submit all the necessary documents for a Permanent Residence Application
Step 6: If you were not selected, your application will be deactivated after 12 months; applicants still interested in applying are encouraged to work on improving their score, self-promoting to employers, and to re-apply.