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Federal Skilled Trades Program helps the trade skills to gain permanent residency in Canada. This program is part of Canada's skilled immigration. The applicants with job offers can work in certain high demand occupation categories like agriculture, construction, electrical, etc.

Canada Immigration is highly popular due to the strong economy, quality life offered, and employment opportunities; thus, a lot of people are migrating to Canada through different kinds of visas – permanent residency visas, work permit, business, or investor visas or student visa. If you are ready to move and looking for a long term settlement in the country, then the ideal way for you to relocate and settle in Canada is through Canada Permanent Residency status.

The five years' validity and attached family benefits of healthcare and education are the best options for you. The popular pathways to move to Canada with the PR status are–

Express Entry Program

Express Entry Program is designed to make the immigration process simpler and faster for the skilled workers. The introduction of the Express Entry program happened in 2015. It is a straightforward pathway for the immigration of skilled candidates who has skills and talent on their side and can move to another country in six months' time. The assessment is point-based and is done with the help of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) tool.

The candidate has three subcategories for immigration under the Express Entry Program

What is the Federal Skilled Trades Program?

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is a subcategory under the Express Entry Program. It is a category that is created for trade workers who are skilled and qualified to migrate to Canada permanently. The good part of this program is that it selects applicants without receiving any job offer; also, there are no educational requirements under this subcategory. The whole point is if you have skill in a specific trade, then this is the best program for you.

The applications Listed in Federal Skilled Trades Program are 43, and they are divided into category A and category B.

For Category A, there are only 3000 Visa applications that are accepted every year, but there is no such limitation in Category B.

What is the eligibility to apply for the Federal Skilled Trades Program?

The eligibility to apply for the Federal Skilled Trades Program under the subcategory of the Express Entry Program is listed below–

  • The applicant should reach the score required in the Federal Skilled Trades Program points calculator.
  • The eligibility requirements do not qualify for the Quebec province of Canada.
  • The candidate should meet the minimum language score requirements of CLB 4.
  • The candidate skills are calculated by him having a minimum of two years of work experience in the last five years.
  • The candidate should have the skills in one of the occupations listed in the Federal Skilled Trades list.
  • The candidate is not asked for any minimum education requirements to be eligible in this category.
  • There should be no serious health or financial liability on the applicant.
  • No False information should be shared with the authorities.

However, the applicants are selected on a lottery basis. The good part is that the applicants' selection chances are very high as there is always a shortage of labor in Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program points calculator

Factors Points
Age 110
Education 150
Language 136
Work Experience 80
Skill Transferability 50
Canadian Work experience 50
Certificate of qualification in a trade and language ability 50
Additional Points 600

What is the Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP) occupation list?

There are professions listed in the Federal Skilled Trades Program occupation (FSTP)occupation list, and they are –

The skilled Trades that are part of the list are as per the National Occupation Classification (NOC) list.

Category A Occupations

NOC category Occupations
7202 Electric trades and telecommunication occupations
7204 Carpentry trades
7205 Construction trades, installers, repairers and services
7271 Carpenters
7301 Mechanic Trades
7302 Heavy Equipment Operator Crew
8211 Logging and forestry
8221 Mining and Quarrying
8222 Oil and gas drilling service
8241 Logging machinery Operators
8252 Agriculture Service Contactors, farm supervisors
9211 Mineral and metal processing
9212 Petroleum, gas and Chemical processing and utilities
9214 Plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9231 Central Control and process Operators, mineral and metal processing
9241 Power Engineers and power system operators
9243 Water and waste Treatment plant operators

Category B – Occupations

NOC Occupations
7231 Machinists and Machining and tooling inspectors
7233 Sheet metal workers
7235 Structural Metal and Plate work fabricators and filters
7236 Ironworkers
7237 Welders and related machine operators
7241 Electricians
7242 Industrial Electricians
7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
7246 Telecommunication installation and repair workers
7251 Plumbers
7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and Sprinkler system installers
7253 Gas fitters
7311 Construction Millwrights and Industrial mechanics
7312 Heavy duty equipment’s
7313 Refrigeration and AC mechanics
7314 Railway carmen / Women
7315 Aircraft mechanics and inspectors
7318 Elevator Constructors and Mechanics
7371 Crane operators
7372 Drillers and blasters – Surfacing, mining, quarrying and construction
7373 Water well drillers
8231 Underground Production and development miners
8232 Oil and gas well drillers, service, testers
9232 Petroleum, gas and Chemical process operator
7243 Power system electricians

What is FSTP Canada's processing time?

The FSTP Canada processing time depends a lot on the applicant's profile, but since it is the speed fast process, many applications have been processed in six months. The candidate can go for a province-specific assessment as well in order to FastTrack the processing even more.

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