Processing Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications received on or before December 31, 2014

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section describes how to process applications for permanent residence that were submitted by FSW applicants prior to the launch of Express Entry.

The FSW category is prescribed as a class of persons who are skilled workers, who may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada, and who intend to reside in a province other than Quebec.



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