Immigrate as a Skilled Worker


As a skilled worker, you can apply to immigrate to Canada if you have the capacity to live in Canada and contribute to its economy. Selection factors include:

  • Language ability
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Age
  • Valid job offer
  • Adaptability
  • Proof of funds

If you have a partner or spouse who is also a skilled worker, choose who will be the principal applicant. Based your decision on who is more likely to be eligible and earn higher points for the Express Entry system or the Provincial Nominee Program.

To apply for permanent residency in Canada, you must take note of these:

  • Take a language test in an agency duly authorized by IRCC.
  • Get the valid job offer ready from your employer in Canada (if you already have one).
  • Make sure that you have sufficient funds to settle in Canada.
  • You will have to do an Educational Credential Assessment.
  • Gather all documents being requested.
  • Download the application package, accomplish and sign the forms, and submit.
  • Prepare the processing fee.
  • Create a profile (Express Entry or BC PNP Online).  

Check both of your eligibility here:
Express Entry Online Assessment
BC Provincial Nominee Program Eligibility Assessment

Step 1: Know the type of work permit you need: open or employer-specific.

Step 2: Apply on paper or online.

Step 3: Prepare all the required documents.

Step 4: Get the application package and fill out the forms.

Step 5. Submit your work permit application.


 You only have four reasons to be eligible to extend your work permit:

  • Work change or extension
  • Offer for a different job in Canada
  • Plan to become a permanent resident of Canada
  • Travel outside Canada then re-enter

Apply for a work permit extension at least 30 days before the expiry period.


Your designated visa office will issue your work permit and your entry visa or the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Prepare for the interview to the ensure success of Canada visa application.

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