FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER (FSW)
Federal Skilled Worker Class has traditionally been the most popular category. For applicants meeting minimum criteria, Federal Worker Skilled Class utilizes a point system to determine the applicant’s ability to become economically established in Canada. Applicants need at least 67 points to be eligible to apply. Skilled workers are chosen as permanent residents based on their education, work experience, English/French language skills, and other factors. If you score 67 or higher (out of 100), you may qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker. If you score lower, than the pass mark of 67 points, you won’t qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker. In addition to selection criteria, applicant should be able to demonstrate sufficient funds available for resettlement in Canada. Once IRCC has determined that an applicant is a member of the Federal Skilled Worker Class, both the principal applicant and their family members, whether accompanying or not, must complete medical examinations if required, and pass criminal and security checks.
Please note Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) require that applicants submit government application processing fees for most of applications. As of January 1, 2015 foreign nationals will be selected through Express Entry System and must receive invitation before they may apply. Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool.
To be considered for Federal Skilled Worker program candidates require to meet minimum requirements such as:
- in the same type of job as your primary NOC
- within the last 10 years
- paid work (volunteer work, unpaid internships don’t count)
- at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification (NOC)
- at least 1 year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous:
- full-time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
- equal amount in part-time: 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
- full-time at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job = 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
- You must show that you performed the duties set out in the occupational description in the NOC.
If you went to school in Canada, you must have a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary school. If you have foreign education, you must have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an approved agency showing that your foreign education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary school.
You must take an approved language test in English or French that shows you meet the level for writing, reading, listening and speaking and get a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four abilities. Your test results must not be more than two years old on the day you apply for permanent residence.
Find out, if you’re eligible to proceed with Federal Skilled Worker application under Express Entry by booking consultation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Only authorized representatives are allowed to represent you in an immigration or citizenship application as well as communicate with the Government of Canada on your behalf.
Elina Grigoryan is licensed Canadian immigration consultant, a member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) in good standing and is authorized by the Canadian government to represent your interests in all immigration matters. You may choose to use an authorized immigration representative to act on your behalf for immigration, citizenship or temporary residence applications with:
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),
- Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB), or
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Be aware, if you use an unauthorized representative, in Canada or abroad, IRCC may return your application or refuse it. Choose your representative carefully.
RightWay Canada Immigration Services Inc. is a reputable immigration organization specialized in Express Entry, OINP, Family Sponsorship, Citizenship and TRV (study/work/visit) applications. We offer variety of packages based on your needs. Refer to the list of our immigration services below:
- Express Entry Packages & Fees
- Canadian Experience Class Packages & Fees
- Federal Skilled Worker Packages & Fees
- Ontario Nominee Program Packages & Fees
- Family Sponsorship Packages & Fees
- Parents Sponsorship Packages & Fees
- Spousal Sponsorship Packages & Fees
- Spousal Open Work Permit Packages & Fees
- Study Permit Packages & Fees
- Visitor Visa Packages & Fees
- Super Visa Packages & Fees
- Citizenship Packages & Fees
If you do not require professional assistance at this time and you are just looking for immigration law related information, you can find it on Legalline.ca.
It depends on what you are looking for at this point. There are three options we offer based on your needs:
1) Contact Request Form (FREE)
- Takes less than 5 minutes to complete
- Assist with choosing right program(s)
- Assist with choosing right service(s)
Pros: Free of charge; Response within 1 business day
Cons: No direct interaction with consultant
Best for: People who are still undecided on program(s) they are looking for
2) 15-min Initial Consultation ($50.00+HST if applicable)
- Assess applicant’s eligibility
- Review eligibility questions
- Assist with choosing right program(s)
- Assist with choosing right service(s)
Pros: Direct interaction with consultant; Lower consultation fee; Initial Consultation Credit
Cons: Only 1 Initial Consultation is allowed per client; Does not include case specific questions, document review, consultation on paperwork as well as consultation on submitted or in progress applications
Best for: People who want to make sure they are eligible for the program(s) before signing retainer agreement with RightWay Canada
3) All Purpose Consultation (Starting from $150+HST if applicable)
- Case specific questions
- Document review
- Both document and application related questions
- Available for both submitted and in progress applications
Pros: No limitations on case specific questions; Document review is included;
Cons: No initial consultation credit on 1-hour all-purpose consultation;
30-min – People who are still undecided whether they need authorized representative, as initial consultation credit is still available;
1-hour – People who have already submitted their application or looking for in-depth document review before they submit it on their own.
Full representation packages include end to end assistance with your application(s). While consultation packages are strictly limited to consultation time allocated
Everyone tries to find the best immigration consultant for their needs. People usually consider factors like experience, reliability, accreditation and easiness in communication. But total cost for achieving immigration goals can be higher than expected with constantly increasing prices in Canada.
Most of immigration law offices in Toronto will offer only full representation services and will present immigration lawyer’s fees only after initial consultation. While here at RightWay Canada, we offer at least four different packages for each program we are specialized in. As to immigration consultant’s professional fees, you can find all packages with detailed breakdown on our website prior to booking your immigration consultation.
Yes, we are taking new cases as usual. RightWay Canada team is fully staffed and there are no delays in processing on our end.
However, IRCC processing times are impacted nationally due to COVID-19, as a result of which processing of your application may be longer than usual. Thus, we strongly recommend to get started at earliest to avoid any further delays.
Safety of our staff and clients is top priority during pandemic. Unfortunately, in-office appointments with immigration consultants are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19.
However, we offer both phone and online immigration consultation with a screen-sharing feature, which gives you an opportunity to share with us all information and the documents required for your application.
As an exception, existing clients are also able to book document drop-offs, if required.
Yes, our immigration company assists clients from all countries regardless of the type of application.
RightWay Canada Immigration Services was founded in 2016.
When it comes to experience in Canadian immigration, number of years in industry is not the only factor to consider. It’s also important to consider the scope of expertise as well as number of clients served per year.
For example, a law firm with 35 years of experience may assist clients in all aspects of law, but at the same time process less than 5 immigration related cases per year.
Our immigration consulting firm is solely focused on Citizenship, Permanent Residence (PR) and Temporary Residence Visa (TRV) applications. We have assisted over 400 clients with their immigration needs only in 2020.
In case of full representation, you will have no access to your application from IRCC Portal.
All applications are submitted through IRCC Authorized Representative Portal rather than regular client portal.
However, we update our clients on all IRCC notifications within 1 business day. Exceptions may apply in rare cases when prior documentation review is required by our team. Usually, that takes no longer than 3 business days.
The digital document includes three main steps:
- Signing the retainer agreement
- Booking initial appointment
- Making the payment
Once all steps are completed, you will receive an email from our immigration office. Please note, that there are no other requirements prior to initial appointment. During your initial appointment, you will be introduced to your case processing manager, who will activate your online client portal and will go over next steps.
No one can guarantee approval of your application, as final decision fully depends on immigration officer.
Kindly avoid all kind of ghost consultants as well as unethical representatives who “guarantee results” or provide “success rates” to grab your attention.
Here at RightWay Canada, we put all our efforts in maximizing your chances of success. Reputation of our immigration company is extremely important to us, as you can see from our client reviews.
If your application gets refused, we will resubmit it one time free of charge. This does not include government application fees, as well as cases where false/misleading/incomplete information or document was provided by client.
Some IRCC programs require Invitation to Apply (ITA) prior to submission. Receiving ITA may be fully based on luck (e.g. PGP applications), data entry speed (OINP applications) or on applicant’s points (Express Entry applications). Thus, outcome is not based on your immigration adviser’s professional skills. At the same time, adding your profile into pool of candidates to participate in draws is a must.
If you do not receive ITA for PGP or OINP, we will refund all professional fees paid except $250 non-refundable deposit.
We want to see you succeed, thus we will resubmit your profile into pool free of charge within next two years.
As to Express Entry applications, immigration consultant’s fees are already split between two retainer agreements:
- Stage 1: Express Entry Profile Submission
- Stage 2: PR Application upon receiving ITA (CEC or FSW)
RightWay Canada Immigration Services operates through trust account in accordance with IRCC Trust Account Regulation.
Clients are required to make full payment into Client Trust Account as per Section 5.1 of our retainer agreements. However, client funds will be withdrawn from Trust Account as per payment schedule identified in Section 6.2 of our retainer agreements.
You may also refer to Section 7 (Refund Policy) and Section 12 (Termination) of our retainer agreements for more details.
Processing Time Before Submission: Usually it takes us up to 5 business days to review and submit application to IRCC once personalized document checklist is completed by clients. The overall process may take from 1 week to 6 months based on type of program as well as how fast client can gather all required documents.
Processing Time After Submission: IRCC Application processing times vary depending on:
- Type of application
- Country of residence
- Canadian Visa Office
- Interview requirements
- Number of applications under consideration
Please visit processing times tool for more details. Kindly note that IRCC processing times may be longer than usual due to COVID-19.
Yes. Statistically, more than 30% of our clients were refused at least once prior to retaining our services.
However, an initial consultation is required to assess your individual situation and reasons of refusal to make sure we can take your case.
Some people are not allowed to enter Canada. The definition used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is “inadmissibility”. There are many reasons, why you may be refused entry to Canada:
- you are a security risk,
- you have committed human or international rights violations,
- you have been convicted of a crime, or you have committed an act outside Canada that would be a crime,
- you have ties to organized crime,
- you have a serious health problem,
- you have a serious financial problem,
- you lied in your application or in an interview,
- you do not meet the conditions in Canada’s immigration law, or
- one of your family members is not allowed into Canada.
If you there is a valid reason why you have to travel to Canada, you may be issued a temporary resident permit.
Please note a Canadian immigration officer will decide if you can enter Canada when you apply for a visa, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or when you arrive at a port of entry.
Don’t wait until your visa is refused. If you or your dependent family member has an inadmissibility condition, contact our visa consultant today to discuss your options.
Our prices include professional fees only. HST may be applicable on top of that.
Government fees and disbursements (translation services, medical insurance premiums, medical examination fees, language exam fees, international student admission fees, etc.) are paid directly to government or third parties.
To check IRCC’s processing fees, please refer to their website.
To get most out of your sessions, you can split POM and DIY packages into 1-hour appointments only.
Kindly note, in case you use less than 1 hour at a time, no additional time will be added to the total time allocated.
Some of our packages (Duo, Family, Value) already have a built-in discounted price per applicant or service.
However, if you decide to retain our immigration agency for two separate applications, you will be eligible for additional 15% discount on the second package.
Same discount is applicable for all our returning clients. Moreover, if you have already retained us for one of our full representation packages, and now require assistance with your status extension or restoration, you will be eligible for a 50% discount.