New Skilled Worker Point System For Canadian Permanent Residence in 2013

Are you interested in becoming a permanent resident of Canada through the Skilled Worker Program? The Skilled Worker Program invites applicants to qualify based on their own history and experience using a points program. This program is almost like a small exam that awards the applicant in points – the more points you earn for meeting different qualifying levels (such as a higher level of education), the more qualified you are to immigrate as a Skilled Worker. Applicants require 67 points out of 100 to pass. 

However, The Federal Skilled Worker Program was temporarily halted recently while it was re-vamped by the government. A number of different changes are expected to be in effect when the program re-opens, which could be as soon as January 2013.

New Point System For The Federal Skilled Worker Program

There will be more emphasis on certain criteria when the Skilled Worker Program re-opens. Language will be one of the most important new criteria, and more points will be awarded for higher language proficiencies as well as a minimum language level that will be introduced. In addition, the government will now award points for the language abilities of the applicant’s spouse.

Canadian work experience and Canadian experience itself will be valued more than foreign work experience, allowing the government and the program to focus on applicants who will be able to adapt to the Canadian labour market easier.

Younger applicants will also be targeted by the program, as there will be more points awarded to applicants who are lower in age.

The government will also make a new program that allows them to assess foreign credentials more effectively while opening up the program to skilled tradespeople in a new stream that will come into effect when the program re-opens.

Do you want to apply under the Skilled Worker Program when it re-opens? Contact our immigration law firm as soon as possible for assistance.

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