Federal skilled trade program was established on January 2013, by CIC ( citizenship immigration Canada ) and started accepting application for permanent residence under this stream. Its quota based stream limited to 3000 applications per annum with 43 targeted occupations to choose as sub stream.
Foremost step is to validate your eligibility for the skilled trade worker as per the federal govt norms. You can apply through the express entry stream. If your eligibility criteria matches , then you can apply through Express Entry stream. Along with it , also need confirmed job offer letter/certificate of qualification to admit your eligibility. ITA ( invitation to apply ) from the Express Entry System will confirm your goal from any province in Canada. You will need to establish in that particular province/territory up on receiving nomination and your admissibility.
Eligibility under the Federal Skilled Trades Class is assessed on a pass or fail basis, with applicants required to fulfill the following four requirements:
The Federal Skilled Trades Class is not open to applicants wishing to establish themselves in the Province of Quebec which has its own authority to select applicants.
Trade certification in Canada falls under provincial jurisdiction. Each province outlines which professions will be regulated and establishes regulatory bodies where applicable. Provincial certification is often difficult to obtain from outside Canada and accordingly, this program will be most beneficial to tradespeople who obtain an approved offer of employment from a recognized employer, or who are already working in Canada as temporary foreign workers. Not all trades are regulated in all of the provinces. Where a trade is not regulated, an offer of employment becomes mandatory.
Tradespeople who obtain an approved offer of employment for one year or more in their trade from a Canadian employer are also eligible to apply. The offer of employment will be evaluated to ensure that it is an eligible trade and that the hiring will have a neutral effect on the Canadian Labour Market.
Applicants must provide evidence that they have at least a basic proficiency in English or French language for all four language abilities, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Only test results from a CIC designated language testing agency will be considered to establish proficiency.
Two of the most commonly used language tests are the IELTS for English and the TEF for French. Applicants must obtain the following scores in each respective language ability:
CIC will accept a maximum of 3000 applications in the Federal Skilled Trades Class in each calendar year. Eligible trades are separated into two categories: Those with individual sub-caps of 100 applications and those with no sub-cap.
Applications in the following trades will be accepted up to a maximum of 100 or until the total Class cap of 3000 applications is reached:
Applications in the following trades will be accepted until the total Class cap of 3000 is reached, with no sub-cap applying:
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