The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. This is one of three federal immigration programs managed by the Express Entry system.
As with all Express Entry programs, FST uses the Comprehensive
Ranking System (CRS) to rank interested candidates against one another to chose the most competitive candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The program allows qualified tradespersons from around the world to immigrate to Canada permanently.
- 2 years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade within 5 years
- Meet the requirements of that skilled trade as set out in the NOC
- Have a full-time offer of employment in that skilled trade for a period of at least one year from up to two Canadian employers OR hold a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade from a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.
-Minimum English proficiency at CLB 5