Federal skilled worker class (FSWC)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section is about processing applications for permanent residence submitted by applicants in the federal skilled worker class (FSWC).

The FSWC is prescribed as a class of people who meet all of the following criteria:

  • are skilled workers
  • may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada
  • intend to reside in a province other than Quebec

Program delivery instructions (PDIs) – Select the date the application was received by IRCC

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