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FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM

Federal Skilled Trades

Federal Skilled Trades Program is for individuals who want to migrate to Canada based on qualified skilled trade. Federal Skilled trades is a Permanent Visa. You can easily make Canada your new home with your loved ones, if you possess skilled trades in qualified groups.

Let’s understand the eligibility criteria, groups and how it works:

  • Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must:

  • Meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening);
  • Have at least 2 years of Full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the last 5 years before you apply;
  • Meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), except for needing a certificate of qualification, and
  • Have a Valid Job Offer of Full-time employment for at least a period of 1 Year

OR

  • Certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial or federal authority.
  • Plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers.

NOTES:

  • Up to two employers can commit to employing you for at least one year of continuous full-time work, meaning a total of at least 30 hours of work per week.
  • In Canada, provinces and territories issue certificates of qualification in the skilled trades. To get a certificate, the provincial or territorial trades authority must assess your training, trade experience and skills to decide if you are eligible to write an exam to be certified.

Benefits of Federal Skilled Trades Visa under Express Entry:

Benefits of Federal Skilled Trades Visa under Express Entry:

  • Faster Visa processing. Visa is processed between 4-6 Months (approx.)
  • Family Visa i.e. Single visa for a Family.
  • Electronic Application system, no paper application.
  • Passport is required upon arrival of Visa, not before that.
  • Documents will be uploaded to the application; originals remain with the applicant.
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Current Eligible Groups:

Your Skilled Trade work experience must be in the below mentioned groups based on National Occupation Code (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
  • The major NOC groups are further divided into different occupations, and they are all skill type “B”.
  • Candidates need to show that while working in Primary occupation they performed the duties bases on the lead statement in Occupation described in NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.
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Education

For Federal Skilled Trades Program there no minimum education requirement. However, to improve your CRS Score in Express Entry you can add your Education in the Profile. Your Education will be evaluated as below:

  • Education in Canada, you can get points for a certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian:
    • secondary institution (high school) or
    • post-secondary institution

OR

  • Foreign education, you can get points for a completed educational credential, if you have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report 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) or
  • post-secondary institution
  • In the same type of job as your primary NOC within the last 10 years
  • Paid work (volunteer work. unpaid internships don’t count)
  • At skill type 0 or skill levels A or B of the National Occupations Code I.e. Managerial or Professional or Technical Level.
  • At least 1 year (1560 hours total / 30 hours per week) continuous:
  • Full-Time at 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months = 1 year full time
  • Equal amount in part-time: 15 hours/week for 24 months = 1 year
  • Full-time at more than 1 job: 30 hours/week for 12 months atmore than 1 job = 1 year full time (1560 hours)

Candidates need to show that while working in Primary occupation they performed the duties bases on the lead statement in Occupation described in NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.

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Where you can live in Canada

You must plan to live outside the province of Quebec. The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers program.

Admissibility

You must be admissible to Canada.

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We provide job alerts related to your occupation and build employer connections. This increases your chances of landing a skilled job and being invited to apply.

Preparing Your Application

We review your documents and create your application for express entry. A complete and accurate application can get more CRS Score.

Tracking of Application

We communicate with government on your behalf and track your application status.

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