In order to qualify for FSW, a candidate must meet certain minimum requirements regarding your years of experience, level of education, age, and English or French language proficiency:
- Work Experience
At least 12-months of continuous, full-time, skilled work experience completed within the previous 10 years (or an equal amount in part-time experience).
Skilled work experience refers to experience classified under NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.
- Language Proficiency
Reach a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark(CLB) level 7 on an approved English or French language test.
A minimum of a Canadian high school diploma or the equivalent in foreign education.
- Financial Support
Enough funds to support themselves and any spouse and/or children in settlement in Canada.
- Residence in Canada
Must intend to live outside of the province of Quebec.
If a candidate meets the requirements listed above, they also must demonstrate that they score a minimum of 67 out of 100 points on the FSW eligibility points.