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Federal Skilled Worker Program to Re-Open May 4, 2013

According to this news release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced that the Federal Skilled Worker program will re-open with several changes. canadian-immigration-niren-associates

The changes made to the program were in an effort to ensure the program attracts the kind of workers Canada needs.

New Official Changes to the Skilled Worker Program

The changes include:

  • Creating a minimum official language level and making language the most important factor in the points selection process by awarding more points for language abilities.
  • Offering more points for younger immigrants who will spend more years contributing to the Canadian economy.
  • Creating a program called the Educational Credential Assessment to better consider the value of foreign credentials compared to Canadian ones.
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Creating the ability for employers to hire applicants faster by making changes to the arranged employment process.
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Awarding points to the applicants for having work experience in Canada and for having spouses with language proficiency in English or French.

“The government’s number one priority remains jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” he said. “The new Federal Skilled Worker program criteria will ensure Canada is selecting the skilled immigrants our economy needs, who are most likely to succeed and fully realize their potential in Canada.”

The Skilled Worker Program is the largest economic immigration program in Canada, and these changes are expected to make it so that it only takes a few months to process applications instead of a few years. If you want to immigrate to Canada under the Skilled Worker Program, please contact us for assistance.

This is a highly competitive program, and we can help you determine if you are eligible to begin the application process. Best advice? Plan in advance!

 

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

8 thoughts on “Federal Skilled Worker Program to Re-Open May 4, 2013

  1. My name is Vivia

    I WORK IN A CRUISE SHIP AS A TEAM HEAD WAITRESS FOR A PERIOD OF 13 YEARS CAN I APPLY AS A FSWP I AM AN ENGLISH TEACHER TOO WITH A MASTER IN PEDAGOGIC STUDIES BUT I WORKED FOR TWO YEARS ONLY IN 1999 AND 2000 AS A TEACHER AFTER THAT I STARTED TO WORK AS A CREW MEMBER TILL NOW I AM 41

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    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Vivia
      There is a possibility you can qualify under the FSWP but we would been a lot more information. Please visit our website and complete an online assessment.

      Best
      Michael Niren

      Reply
  2. ABDUL RAZAQ

    HI I AM TELECOM TECH HAVING 18 YRS EXPERIENCE AND AGE 47 I WANT TO IMMIGRATE UNDER NEWLY ANNOUNCED FSTC PROGRAMME CAN YOUR FIRM BE HELP FULL FOR ME .

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Abdul

      Thank you for your email. You may be able to qualify under the FSWP but you need a formal assessment first. Our firm can help.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  3. Richard

    I’m a seaman for 27 years and experience 3rd deck officer for 10 years sea time in VLCC- Very large Crude Carrier. I’m willing and interested to work in Canada. Am I qualified for any available federal skilled worker program related to my experience and profession. Thank you and waiting on your positive reply

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    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Richard

      Thank you for the post. You may be qualified for the Federal Skilled Worker program but we will have to wait until it re-opens to be sure. Stay tuned!
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  4. Shahriar Bhuiyan

    Please let me know when this programe end or last day of application.

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    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Vanessa

      If I understand you here, you were deported from Canada with your family and wish to return. If you do not have a relationship with your child’s father (who is Canadian) you may have a difficult time getting back to Canada. If you do have a relationship, depending what it is, he may be able to sponsor you and you can apply for an ARC (Authorization to Return to Canada). Applying for Canadian PR on your own is difficult unless you have a lot of education and speak very good English or French and have high level work experience. Your best bet it is to be sponsored to Canada.
      Regards
      Michael

      Reply

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