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Posted on December 04 2021

Are you eligible for a Canada PR visa? An evaluation under FSWP in 2022

By  Editor
Updated May 25 2023

Are you enthusiastic about pursuing a career opportunity in Canada? Are you interested in Canada immigration? If yes, then learning about how you can be eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa via the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in 2022 will be helpful.

Who’s an FSW?

Federal Skilled Workers are skilled foreigners chosen to be Canada PR visa holders on the basis of their work experience, education, and skills in the English/French languages among others.

If skilled foreign workers want to immigrate to Canada they have to complete the task of creating an Express Entry profile. They can move to Canada under one of the following programs:

  • Canada Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

Applying for a Canada PR visa is possible for these skilled workers after they are invited by IRCC to do so. If they are willing to move to Canada to live in Quebec, they have to apply under a separate category. This is because Quebec has an immigration system of its own.

FSWs in Canada through arranged employment

Arranged employment means the immigration candidate being given a valid job offer by a Canadian employer. This job offer will add to the eligibility under the FSWP. The very factor that a job has been offered to the candidate can also lead to adding points to the total score of the candidate.

Under FSWP, a job offer from a Canadian employer fetches the candidate 15 points. Under Canada Express Entry, a valid job offer can earn the candidate 50 to 200 points under the CRS depending on the type of job the candidate undertakes. These points add up and increase the candidate’s chance to be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Minimum requirements to apply for a Canada PR visa as an FSW

Experience in skilled work

A minimum work experience of 1 year in the last 10 years before submitting an electronic application for Canada permanent residence is necessary. The work must have been a continuous full-time job or its part-time equivalent in a skilled occupation. This occupation must have been listed in skill type 0, A, or B as per the NOC prevalent now.

Note: The NOC categorization will change into TEER in 2022.

Language skills

The candidate has to meet or exceed a CLB level 7 in language skills. The test results originate from a language-testing organization designated by IRCC.


The candidate could submit either a foreign educational credential or a Canadian educational credential. The foreign educational credential must be presented with an EC         A report for the purpose of immigration. The ECA must be obtained from a designated organization. The ECA will prove that the overseas diploma, degree, or certificate is equivalent to a completed educational credential from Canada.

Scoring a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the FSW grid is necessary to be accepted into the Express Entry candidate pool. Once you make it to the candidate pool, your Express Entry CRS scores will decide whether you will be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Know your eligibility for Canada immigration. Use the Canada points calculator.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 immigration & visa company.

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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

NOC – National Occupational Classification

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

CLB – Canadian Language Benchmark

ECA – Educational Credential Assessment


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