Immigrating to Canada as a Skilled Worker
Skilled workers have education, work experience, knowledge of English
and/or French and other abilities that will help them to establish
themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada.
Applying to come to Canada as a Skilled Worker is not difficult.
Consult this section to find all the information and forms you need to
make your application.
Refer to this site often. The rules for applying as a Skilled
Worker can change. Before you apply, make sure you are following the
current rules. After you apply, check back for information about the steps
You can also check the status of your application.
Canada welcomes skilled worker immigrants, and we hope that this Web
site will provide you with helpful information about living and working in
the various provinces and regions of Canada.
You Qualify as a Skilled Worker?
There are minimum application requirements and selection factors to
come as a Skilled Worker.
- Find out if you can apply as a Skilled Worker;
- Read about the six selection factors;
how to assess your language skills;
- Use our on-line
Self Assessment tool to see if you qualify as a skilled worker.
Working in Canada
Learn more about:
- regulated and non-regulated occupations;
- assessment of credentials;
- The labour market and “job banks”; and
- employment by province and territory.
Things to Consider Before Applying
- Application Fees
- Funds required to settle in Canada
- Medical Examinations
- Whether you should hire someone to represent you
- Choosing a destination in Canada
Once you have decided that you want to bring your skills to Canada,
make sure that you follow the right steps to apply.
What Happens After Applying
Learn more about what will happen after you submit your application:
- How your application is assessed.
- Checking the status of your application.
- What happens when you arrive in Canada.