Permanent resident

Skilled Worker

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is one of Canada’s principle immigration streams. It is 1 of the 3 federal programs managed through the Express Entry system.

In order to qualify for this program, you will need skilled work experience in 1 of the following NOC job groups:
Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
Professional jobs (skill level A)
Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)

Your skilled work experience (primary occupation) must be within the last 10 years, must be paid work, and at least 1 year of continuous work or 1,560 hours total. This stipulation can be met by having full-time work at 1 job (30 hrs/week for 12 months); an equal amount in part-time work (15 hours/week for 24 months); or full-time work at more than 1 job.

Language ability must be tested by an approved language test in English or French, and a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities (writing, reading, listening, speaking) is required.

You must supply a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary higher education provider, or an Educational Credential Assessment report showing equivalency.

You must show proof of funds for settlement in Canada, unless you are currently able to work in Canada or have a valid job offer.

You must be admissible to Canada.

Intended residency must be outside the province of Quebec for this program.


Initial Consultation

How do i book a consultation

Please email (preferred), WhatsApp message, or call (leave detailed message) with a summary of your scenario. If we are able to assist you, we will follow up with the booking details.

Once you have a time selected, you will be asked to sign the terms and conditions, and pay for the consultation. If you are booking an in-person consultation you have the option of an e-transfer, sent ahead of the appointment. No cash or debit cards are accepted. ALL appointments must be fully paid for prior to the consultation time being reserved. Until payment is received your spot could be lost.

You will receive a confirmation email, and a link to an online meeting if your consultation is online.

If you are not able to find a convenient time for your in-person or online consultation, please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate you.


What to Expect

The consultation is designed to assess your eligibility for immigration streams to Canada. The Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will advise you on possible pathways, give you ideas for increasing your score or other requirements, and assist you with creating a plan. You will not be encouraged to spend money or time on something which has a high failure rate or that you simply don’t qualify for. We pride ourselves in being 100% transparent at all times.

what techology do i need for online consultations

We use Zoom video conferencing for our consultations. This has proven to be the best experience for clients as the sound and picture quality are generally excellent. It is highly recommended that you use a good headset or microphone attached to your computer or device.

We recommend that you download the free software in advance of the meeting. Then simply click on the link in your confirmation email and join the meeting at the time of the consultation.

If the Zoom platform doesn’t work for you, or you prefer another means of communication, we are happy to work with your choice. Please let us know ahead of time.

The one-on-one initial consultation is with our immigration counsel and Director, Dianne Olsen. This meeting can be done in-person or online and involves a discussion of your personal circumstances in relation to immigrating to Canada. You will receive a breakdown of your options as well as an informed understanding of the process. We firmly believe in being completely up-front about the chances of success for any immigration plan. The consultation process is designed to provide you with a “push in the right direction” and you will never feel pressured to retain us for anything further.

If you do choose to retain us for Full Package services within 5 business days of the consultation, we will provide you with a credit for the same amount paid (C$150) and apply it to the balance of your total retainer fees.

To book a consultation, please email (preferred) or call 1-778-800-9963 and provide us with a detailed description of your situation. We will then provide you with our booking link to arrange a time convenient for you.

I can highly recommend Olsen Canadian Immigration – Dianne provided a succinct and honest assessment which enabled me to make decisions without wasting time and expense exploring avenues that wouldnt have a high chance of success. Thank you!

—Dave Aitken, South Africa