The Federal Skilled Trades program

The Federal Skilled Trades program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Meet the required language levels for each language ability
  • 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.
    Your work experience must be for paid work (paid wages or earned commission)
  • Meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification
  • Have a
    • Valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or
    • Certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
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