Canada is regarded as unbeatable for providing optimum placement opportunities for trained and talented people. The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is for people who are selected to immigrate to Canada because of their work experience and skills. Either they are having a job offer or not, they are eligible to work in Canada. The difference between the FSW class and Express Entry is that while FSW is in fact a program for permanent residence, Express Entry is not. To further complicate the issue, the FSW class has its own points system, which is different from the Express Entry points system.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program is Canada’s primary economic immigration pathway and gives skilled workers, and their loved ones, the opportunity to become permanent residents in Canada. Firstly, to procure PR in Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker is to make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online Express Entry profile.
Based on the information provided in their profile, Federal Skilled Worker candidates obtain a score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that determines their ranking in the pool of eligible candidates.
Periodically, the Government of Canada issues Invitations To Apply (ITAs) to the highest-ranked candidates in the Express Entry pool and publishes the CRS cutoff score. CRS scores are not fixed and candidates may take steps to improve their ranking while in the pool.