26 Steps to Immigrate to Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker Program

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Understand the whole process
Know the path ahead of you.
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1
Check eligibility
There are some requirements to immigrate, like education and work experience. Check if you are eligible.
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2
Inform dependents
Tell us who will move with you, so we can create tasks related to them.
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3
Find out your NOC
Every profession has a code. You need to find out which one is yours.
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4
Get passport(s) ready
If you (and your family) don't have valid passports yet, now is the time to do it.
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5
Do English Exam
You need to do an English or French exam, and score a minimum result.
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6
Get an ECA
Prove that your education is valid there.
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7
Create and submit profile
Got all the documents? You can finally submit your profile.
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8
Wait for ITA
Follow-up on the draws, and wait to be invited.
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Fill out the online form
Fill out the final application form. You have only 60 days to do it!
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10
Get Police Certificates
You need to get a police certificate for each familly member.
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11
Get Medical Exams
You must go through a medical exam by an authorized doctor.
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12
Get Proof of Funds
You must prove that you have enough money to support you and your family while you settle.
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13
Get Work Experience Letters
You must prove that you have the work experience you said you have.
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14
Translate all documents
All documents that are not in English or French must be translated by a certified translator.
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15
Scan and upload documents
Upload all documents (and translations) to your application.
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16
Pay the fees
Pay the required fees directly to Canada government.
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17
Submit application
If all forms are filled, documents uploaded, and fees paid, you can go ahead and submit everything.
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Receive request for Biometrics
You need to get fingerprint and photo taken at an authorized place.
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Schedule and do Biometrics
Find an authorized center near you and schedule fingerprints and photo appointment.
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20
Wait for approval
Canada takes around 6 months to process your application.
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21
Send passport to VAC
You need to send your passport to a Visa Application Center to get the visa stamped.
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22
Receive COPR + visa
With these documents, you can already travel there! The worst part is over :)
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23
Arrange travel
This is the fun part :) Buy tickets, do hotel reservations, pack, etc.
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24
Do the landing
When you enter Canada for the first time after COPR, you officially become a Permanent Resident.
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25
Receive PR Card
Around 45 days after you land, you will receive your PR cards on the mail.
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