Federal Skilled Trades Program
Federal Skilled Trades Class or formerly known as Federal Skilled Trades Program, is a program for experienced and trained candidates with knowledge, work experience and expertise in a ‘Trade-Occupation’. It is one of the Federal Economic Programs under Express Entry
B1 – Minimum Requirements:
- Meet the required language proficiency levels for each language ability:
- Have at least 2 years of full-time paid work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply.
- Should be able to demonstrate the skills and experience gained as per the specific NOC Code that the duties qualify for
- Have a valid and full time offer of employment from up-to 2 employers for a total period of at least 1 year or
- A Certificate of Qualification* in the qualifying skilled trade issued from a Canadian, Provincial, Territorial or a Federal Authority
|English||Spealing And Listening||CLB 5|
|English||Reading And Writting||CLB 4|
|French||Spealing And Listening||NCLC 5|
|French||Reading And Writting||NCLC 4|
*A Certificate of Qualification proves that a foreign national is qualified to work in a skilled trade occupation in Canada and that they have passed a certification exam or met all the requirements to practice their trade in a specific province or territory in Canada
B2- Skilled Work Experience:
Skilled trades for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these groups of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
- Major Group 72;Industrial, Electrical and Construction trades
- Major Group 73;Maintenance and Equipment Operation Trades
- Major Group 82;Supervisors and Technical Jobs in Natural Resources, Agriculture and related Production
- Major Group 92;Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities Supervisors and Central Control Operators
- Minor Group 632;Chefs and Cooks
- Minor Group 633;Butchers and Bakers
All major NOC groups above are subdivided into different occupations, and they are all skill type B.Candidates must show that they performed the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed to qualify.
There is no education requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Program. But it can improve overall score of the candidate
- Education in Canada:It can get give additional points for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree from a Canadian Secondary institution (High School) orPost-Secondary DLI (Designated Learning Institute) Institute in Canada.
- Foreign education:It can give additional points for a Completed Educational Credential, if there is an ‘Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report available, for Immigration purposes from a designated organization showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:secondary institution (high school) orPost-Secondary DLI (Designated Learning Institute) Institute in Canada.
B4- Proof of Funds:
All candidates who do not have a valid full time offer of employment from Canada must declare sufficient ‘Settlement-Funds’ available to them while entering the ‘Express Entry Pool’ and maintain those funds till they become a Permanent Resident of Canada*.
|Number of Family Members||Funds Required (Canadian Dollars)|
|For each additional Family Member||$3,414|
To find out if you are eligible for this, please fill out a free online assessment form today.