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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

New NOC Codes Occupations
72011 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
72013 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and services
72310 Carpenters
72020 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
82020 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
82021 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services
83110 Logging machinery operators
82030 Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
92010 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
92011 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
92013 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
93100 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
92100 Power engineers and power systems operators
92101 Water and waste treatment plant operators

NOC codes for occupations with no sub-cap but a cap of 3,000 provided below-

NOC Codes Occupations
72100 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
72102 Sheet metal workers
72104 Structural Metal and Plate work fabricators and filters
72105 Ironworkers
72106 Welders and related machine operators
72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
72201 Industrial Electricians
72202 Power system electricians
72203 Electrical power line and cable workers
72204 Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
72205 Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
72300 Plumbers
72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
72302 Gas fitters
72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
72402 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
72403 Railway carmen/women
72404 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
72406 Elevator constructors and mechanics
72500 Crane operators
72402 Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction
72501 Water well drillers
83100 Underground production and development miners
83101 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
93101 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing

NOC codes for occupations with no sub-cap but a cap of 3,000 provided below-
NOC codes for 16 occupations under Economic Immigration

NOC Codes Occupations
13102 Payroll administrators
33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
43100 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
43200 Sheriffs and bailiffs
43201 Correctional service officers
43202 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
63211 Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
73200 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
73202 Pest controllers and fumigators
73209 Other repairers and servicers
73300 Transport truck drivers
73301 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
73400 Heavy equipment operators
93200 Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspect

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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