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What is FSWP?
FSWP is Federal Skilled Worker Program. This is equivalent to US Green Card (GC) for Canada. Why Canada? There are several reasons why you should consider to settle down in Canada. First of all Canada is more like US, with additional free medical benefits. Secondly you can get Canadian citizenship much easier and in reduce time than in US. Also, if your dream is to work in US, as Canadian citizen you can work under NAFTA agreement in America under TN visa. The current FSWP program operates on a 100-point system. Pass mark is 67 which means you need to score 67 or above which is dependent on several factors like education, age, language and work experience.
Who can apply?
Anyone can apply to this program. You don’t need to have an arranged employment.
When this program will start?
This year the program will be starting on May 4th, 2013. CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canda) is the govt. wing that handles this program and it will accept total 55,300 petitions this year. The next step is that CIC will announce the educational evaluation body and you need to do your educational evaluation. Also CIC will announce the category in which they will select the applications.
How to apply?
- You need to score in IELTS exam to prove your English language efficiency. IELTS score will be valid for 2 yrs.
- You need to do the educational evaluation
What is the Total Cost to apply for FWSP Program?
Total Petition Cost: CAD $550 per adult person.
After Petition gets approved you need to pay CAD $490 per adult for the PR card.
Additional Cost: Educational evaluation cost (Mandatory) + Lawyer cost (Optional)
You can apply by yourself, although I recommend you to go by a lawyer so that you’ll be in a safe hand. Lawyer cost will vary between $2500 and $4000 CAD.
For complete information visit CIC website links below :