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Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

The FSTP is a program which helps the applicant to go and become a permanent resident in Canada to get employment in dozens of trade categories. The candidates must match the eligibility requirements, educations, and language abilities to qualify.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Canada Immigration under the Federal Skilled Trades Program, You may enter the Express Entry pool only after fulfilling all the eligibility requirements as mentioned by the Government of Canada.

Education Requirement

The Federal Skilled Trades Program has no education requirement. But you will get more points in Express Entry System if you have a Canadian post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. You will get more points if you have a foreign credential (any diploma, degree or trade apprenticeship credential issued by a recognized educational institute) and submit an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an designated institution.

Language Eligibility for FSTP

An Applicant for the FSTP must be able to prove that he has acceptable English or French language abilities necessary for the particular trade (as measured by such language evaluation exams as the IELTS or TEF).

Also, applicants for The Federal Skilled Trades Program to Canada must have a valid Canadian job offer OR a provisional nomination from one of the territories or provinces where they want to live and work in Canada.

Federal Skilled Trade Program – Trade Categories

  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Electrical and Construction
  • Agriculture and Production
  • Maintenance and Equipment operations
  • Transport
  • Processing
  • Cooks and Chefs
  • Bakers and Butchers

FSTP-Canada Immigration Process

With effect from January 1, 2015, The Government of Canada launched the “Express Entry” system for immigration to Canada. The Federal Skilled Trades applications are being processed through Express Entry, which is a faster way to get Canada Immigration Visa for permanent residency.

The Government of Canada and the employers are able to select and send the invitation to apply, for the new immigrants from the Express Entry Pool.

Once the candidate receives the invitation, he has 60 days to complete the application form and duly submit it along with all the supporting documents. The submission of the application and supporting documents is considered as the acceptance to the invitation.

After completing and uploading all the necessary documents, candidates are sent an Acknowledgement of Receipt (AOR) by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada(CIC) which further reviews the applications and confirms whether a candidate is eligible for the program or not.

Passport and Right of Permanent Resident Fee

After reviewing the documents CIC requests the candidates to pay the permanent resident fee and passport to issue the Canada Immigration Visa under the FSTP.




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