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Federal Skilled Trade Program

Federal skilled trade program is for applicants who are having experience in trade occupation and qualify for trade worker program want to migrant Canada permanently after receiving offer of employment The new Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) will allow individuals with job offers or appropriate certification to work in certain occupations to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency in any Canadian Province or Territory other than Quebec.

In order to qualify for Permanent Resident Visa, Canadian Federal Skilled Trades (Professional) applicants must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Have offers of employment from up to two employers in Canada of at least one year duration OR a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial body;
  • Provide proof of basic language proficiency from a designated language testing organization, demonstrating that the applicant meets the minimum threshold set by the Minister (Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening, 4 for reading and writing).
  • Have obtained twenty-four months of qualified work experience in the skilled trade in the last five years. and
  • Be able to demonstrate the skills and experience and that they have performed the essential duties of the occupation.

All NOC B level occupations will be eligible for this program.A maximum of 100 applications will be accepted under any single occupation. The 90 eligible occupations fall into the following general categories:

  • Supervisors and technical occupations in national resources, agriculture and related production.
  • Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators.
  • Maintenance and equipment operation trades.
    Industrial, electrical and construction trades.
  • Chefs and cooks.
  • Butchers and bakers

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