Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is designed for candidates who have suitable trade skills in order to gain the Canadian permanent residency. It is a part of Canada Skilled immigration. In order to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program the candidate can calculate the points through federal skilled trades program points calculator. A candidate can also have a look at the list of skilled trades in Canada, which lets the candidates know what is the demand of the of particular trades-person in the Canadian state.
Federal Skilled Trades Program, under the Canada Express Entry system of Canada Immigration, allows candidates with job offers or appropriate certification, to work for certain high-demand occupation categories like Construction, Electrical, Industrial, Agriculture, Maintenance Supervisors and Technical Jobs.
In order to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program a candidate needs to fulfill certain requirements. Following are those requirements which helps the candidate to proceed smoothly into process.
There are various parameters under which the eligibility is judged and further clearance is given to a candidate. Following are those parameters:-
Under the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) education is not a mandatory clause. If only a candidate wants to earn extra points under the Express Entry system, then candidates may need either of the following:-
✍ Candidate must have completed the foreign credential and must have received an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an International, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)approved agency.
✍ Candidate ought to possess a Canadian post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.
In order to qualify under the language proficiency, a candidate must qualify following eligibility criteria:-
✍ Candidates ought to take a language test either of English or French or both. The test must be approved by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
✍ Candidates ought to meet the language test skills of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing.
The workers who have experience in skilled trades are considered under this category. Following are those categories of major and minor skilled trades experienced candidates who are taken into consideration under this category:-
|Major group 82||Supervisors and technical workers in natural resources, agriculture, and related production.|
|Minor group 632||Cooks & Chefs|
|Major group 92||Processing, manufacturing and utility supervisors and central control operators|
|Major group 72||Industrial, electrical and construction workers|
|Minor group 633||Butchers and Bakers|
|Major group 73||Maintenance and equipment operation workers|
Candidates ought to show the duties set out in lead statement of the occupational description of the NOC, including all the listed essential duties and most of the main duties. But if the candidate is not able to show the required experience under the NOC, then the application for the said candidate won’t be considered.
The work experience can only be counted if the qualified candidate independently practice that particular trade in the area where they have got work experience in. Candidate qualified in one country may work in other country where rules differ in practicing the trade. Work experience in second country will only be counted as 2 year experience requirement if the candidate qualifies to practice independently in that second country.
A candidate needs to follow a process in order to proceed further. For applying under Federal Skilled Trades Program, the following steps are to be followed :
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.
There are various occupations listed under the Federal Skilled Trades Program. It contains a total of 43 occupations in this group which are subdivided into two i.e. category A and Category B.
Category A has a cap of 100 candidates as these are occupations of moderate labor market need.
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Highest ranked profile in the candidate pool will be provided an ITA.
It consists of occupations which are in demand.
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Candidates may have to go for a province specific assessment and may also need an employer so that they can get experience on the Canadian soil. The process differs of where a candidate want to go, so a candidate is expected to have a look at the website of all the provinces in order to know how the further processing will take place.
In order to be eligible for Federal Skilled Trades Program candidate need to pay a particular fees in order to proceed further. There are different fees under different conditions. Following is the list of conditions:-
|Fees (in CAD)|
Family member of principal candidate 22 years of age or less & has a spouse or common law partner
Permanent Residence right fees
|Principal candidate being less than 22 years of age and does not possess a spouse or common law partner|
Family member of principal candidate 22 years of age or less & does not have a spouse or common law partner
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