Immigrating to Canada as a Skilled Worker


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 that follow. 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.


Will 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;
  • Learn 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
How to Apply
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.


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