Federal Skilled Trader

The Process

The Federal Skilled Tradespersons Program (FSTP) is intended to:

  • Attract skilled tradespersons who can meet labour demands in specific trades across the country and who are granted permanent residence based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

In contrast with the FSW Program’s points-based selection, the FSTP operates on a streamlined pass/fail basis with four mandatory criteria including:

  • A minimum language threshold
  • A valid offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory in a qualifying skilled trade
  • At least two years of work experience in the occupation within the last five years, and
  • Meeting the employment requirements set out in the National Occupational Classification system

The selection and processing involve the granting of permanent residence to qualified applicants, as well as the refusal of unqualified applicants.

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