Federal Skilled Trades (FST)

The Federal Skilled Trades (FST) Program is managed under Express Entry System. The program is prescribed to facilitate the entry of overseas skilled trades-individuals into the Canadian workforce who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are qualified in a skilled trade.
  • May become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada.
  • Intend to reside in a province other than Quebec.
  • Have basic language requirements
  • Have a job offer in Canada or designated qualification and work experience that match National Occupational Classification (NOC B) demonstrating they have performed the essential duties of the occupation.

Applicants must submit an Interest to immigrate to Canada by creating their profile through Express Entry system. Applicants who meet eligibility criteria will be entered into a pool of applicants. If chosen by IRCC during their monthly draw, the candidate will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and will have to submit their full application within 90 days period.

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