Each Canadian immigration program has its own criteria; however, there are some general requirements which are summarized below. In order to qualify for immigration to Canada, a skilled foreign worker must possess good English or French language abilities and will need to provide satisfactory test scores that are less than two years old from an approved language assessment test (for example, the IELTS or TEF). Depending on which Canadian visa program a foreign worker is applying for, a minimum of 1-2 years of full-time paid work experience during the past 5-10 years in an eligible occupation for which they received the relevant education will usually be required. Foreign workers need to have a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate that is recognized and related to their qualifying occupation. A minimum number of points given for different factors will be required for certain points-based Canadian immigration programs. The foreign worker and each family member immigrating to Canada needs to meet the good health and character criteria. This is a brief summary of some common requirements foreign workers must satisfy to immigrate to Canada. To find out if you meet the criteria for Canadian immigration, click here!