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.
NOC Code Occupation Title Engineering Occupations 2131 Civil Engineers 2132 Mechanical Engineers 2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2134 Chemical Engineers 2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers 2143 Mining Engineers 2144 Geological Engineers 2145 Petroleum Engineers 2231 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2232 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2241 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2253 Drafting Technologists & Technicians
Highest ranked profile in the candidate pool will be provided an ITA.
It consists of occupations which are in demand.
|Compulsory Certification Trades|
|1. Appliance Service Technician||Appliance Service Technician|
|Commercial Appliance Service Tech.|
|2. Auto Body Technician||Auto Body Technician|
|Auto Body Prepper|
|Auto Body Repairer|
|Auto Body Refinisher|
|3. Automotive Service Technician||Automotive Service Technician|
|5. Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator (CHEO)||CHEO-Hydraulic Mobile Crane|
|CHEO-Conventional Mobile Crane|
|CHEO-Wellhead Boom Truck|
|CHEO-Wellhead Boom Truck|
|7. Elevator Constructor||Elevator Constructor|
|8. Gasfitter||Gasfitter (A)|
|10. Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)||Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)|
|HET-Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Off Road)|
|HET-Truck and Transport Mechanic|
|HET-Transport Trailer Mechanic|
|Ironworker-Metal Building Systems Erector|
|12. Motorcycle Mechanic||Motorcycle Mechanic|
|14. Recreation Vehicle Service Technician||Recreation Vehicle Service Technician|
|15. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic||Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic|
|16. Rig Technician||Rig Technician 1|
|Rig Technician 2|
|Rig Technician 3|
|17. Sheet Metal Worker||Sheet Metal Worker|
|Welder-Wire 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.
Latest Canada Immigration News: Ontario reopening Immigration programs upcoming week
Latest Canada Immigration Blog: Montreal is going to be a Refugee City
Fill in your details for a quick call back