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What is Federal Skilled Trades Program?

Each year, over half of all immigrants to Canada are skilled workers who are welcomed through economic programs such as the Federal Skilled Trades program. For qualified trades people, the Federal Skilled Trades program can be a quick way to obtain Canadian permanent residence and the right to live and work in Canada indefinitely.

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is designed for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents because of their qualifications in a skilled trade.

One of the three federal immigration programs controlled by the Express Entry system is the Federal Skilled Trades program. Like all Express Entry programs, Federal skilled trades compares applicants to one another using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), and only invites the most competitive applicants to submit applications for Canadian permanent residency.

When individuals apply for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Trades scheme, individuals must really have worked in a skilled trade National Occupational Classification (NOC) inside or outside of Canada.

To start the procedure as a tradesperson, individuals must first build an express entry portfolio and obtain a Comprehensive Ranking System rating (CRS). The CRS value for program-specific drawings for the Federal Skilled Trades Class is frequently much lower, and with the minimum reported being 199.

Who is eligible for Federal Skilled Trades Program?

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 5 years before you apply.

Possess a legitimate employment offer (Like a LMIA) with at least 1 year or a certification in a skilled trade granted through a provincial regulatory organization.

With your authorized language exam, you should earn a CLB 5 for listening and speaking and then a CLB 4 on reading and writing.

Individuals must be able to show the necessary skills and experience to execute the activities of occupation and also fulfil the employment standards set out in the National Occupation Classification.

There really is no schooling requirement, but this will increase your total CRS score when you include it.

Applicants must be permitted to Canada, which includes maintaining legal status if you live there.

Which NOC Codes are eligible for Federal Skilled Trades program:

Major Group 72

Consists of industrial, electrical, and building crafts

Major Group 73

Maintenance and equipment operating trades

Major Group 82

Supervisors & technical occupations within natural resources, agriculture, etc.

Major Group 92

Supervisors & central command operators in the processing, manufacturing, & utilities industries.

Minor Group 632

Consists of professional chefs.

Minor Group 633

Butchers and bakers.

To even be qualified for said trades programs, one must really have worked in one of the positions listed above for the Major and Minor NOC categories.

How Federal Skilled Trades Program Works?

A person can submit an Express Entry profile to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada if they meet these requirements of Federal Skilled Trades. Express Entry profiles are not a guarantee that applicants will be granted Canadian permanent residency. A candidate will only receive a CRS score and be taken into account for next Express Entry drawings for Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence after submitting an Express Entry profile.

What is a Qualification Certificate?

The Certificate of Qualification is also an official document indicating whether you have completed the provincial qualification test for a specific trade & fulfilled each of the qualifications to practice said skill in each area.

To even get a Certificate of Qualification, individuals should first immediately inform your regulatory organization which controls such trade in the desired province. They will evaluate overall education, experiences, & talents to see whether you are qualified to take the certification test. If your trade is still not regulated at the provincial level, it may well be controlled at the federal level.

What Is the Meaning of a Job Offer (Arranged Employment)?

Applicants should have a Certificate of Qualification, or a current employment offer to be qualified for the Federal Skilled Trades Class. This is not to be mistaken with a “normal” job offer. To have a legitimate job offer in this category, you must:

Provide a new Labour Market Impact Analysis (LMIA) alternatively

Be currently employed in either skilled trade employment within Canada underneath LMIA-based work permits alternatively

Individuals should be on an LMIA excluded work permit and have worked with a Canadian employer for one full year.

Also, have a legitimate offer of work for at least one year in a full-time permanent skilled trade (NOC beginning in 72,73,82,92 or 632 and 633). Two employers may make an offer.

Open work permits remain ineligible to consideration of a job offer/arrangement of employment.


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