Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is for applicants who have suitable trade skills as an alternative to educational qualifications. This visa program allows individuals with job offers or appropriate certification, to work for certain high-demand occupation categories like Construction, Electrical, Industrial, Agriculture, Maintenance Supervisors and Technical Jobs.
To be eligible for this economic program under Express Entry, one has to:
For applying under Federal Skilled Trades Program, the following steps are to be followed :
There are in total 43 occupations in this group which are subdivided into two i.e. category A and Category B.
Category A has a cap of 100 applications as these are occupations of moderate labor market need.
|7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations|
|7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades|
|7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers|
|7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades|
|7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews|
|8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry|
|8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying|
|8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services|
|8241 Logging machinery operators|
|8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers|
|9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing|
|9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities|
|9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing|
|9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing|
|9241 Power engineers and power systems operators|
|9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators|
Highest ranked profile in the candidate pool will be provided an ITA.
It consists of occupations which are in demand.
|7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors|
|7233 Sheet metal workers|
|7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters|
|7237 Welders and related machine operators|
|7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)|
|7242 Industrial electricians|
|7243 Power system electricians|
|7244 Electrical power line and cable workers|
|7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers|
|7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers|
|7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers|
|7253 Gas fitters|
|7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics|
|7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics|
|7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics|
|7314 Railway carmen/women|
|7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors|
|7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics|
|7371 Crane operators|
|7372 Drillers and blasters ? surface, mining, quarrying and construction|
|7373 Water well drillers|
|8231 Underground production and development miners|
|8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers|
|9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operator|
The duration for the visa process to complete depends upon the applicant’s profile however; Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) Canada, processes majority of the applications in six months or above.
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