CANADA FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM(FSTP)
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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 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
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.
The eligibility to apply for the Federal Skilled Trades Program under the subcategory of the Express Entry Program is listed below–
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.
|Canadian Work experience||50|
|Certificate of qualification in a trade and language ability||50|
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
|7202||Electric trades and telecommunication occupations|
|7205||Construction trades, installers, repairers and services|
|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
|7231||Machinists and Machining and tooling inspectors|
|7233||Sheet metal workers|
|7235||Structural Metal and Plate work fabricators and filters|
|7237||Welders and related machine operators|
|7244||Electrical power line and cable workers|
|7245||Telecommunications line and cable workers|
|7246||Telecommunication installation and repair workers|
|7252||Steamfitters, pipefitters and Sprinkler system installers|
|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|
|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|
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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