As of January 2015, IRCC has a new electronic system, called Express Entry, to manage how people apply to the federal skilled worker program. Please join our mailing list to obtain updates about this program
If you are a foreign professional with more than one year of work experience and a sufficiently good grasp of English or French, you may be a candidate for permanent residence in Canada under the Express Entry FSW program.
All FSW applicants must have their English or French tested by a IRCC approved language testing agency.
The applicants are awarded points based on the number of years of experience, age, language ability, adaptability and other factors. The highest ranking candidates are selected and receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence.
Some provinces in Canada also have their own separate skilled worker application system, called a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). A job offer is usually required in order to use a PNP program. Fewer points are needed than at the federal level.