Federal Skilled Trades Program

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Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is one of the programs apply through Express Entry system.

To qualify for an occupation that is considered a skilled trade according to the federal government, candidates need to first make certain they meet all the criteria for this pathway. Candidates can then apply through the Express Entry system, stating that this is their program of choice. Applicants will also need to have a valid job offer/certificate of qualification in order to be considered for this particular stream. Achieving a successful Invitation to Apply (ITA) from this application allows candidates to be considered for permanent residence in every province of Canada – apart from Québec, which uses its own guidelines and rules for immigration of skilled workers.

Occupations/fields that qualify for the Federal Skilled Trades Program below.

National Occupation Classification Categories
Major Group 72 Industrial
Major Group 73 Maintenance
Equipment Operation
Major Group 82 Supervisors and Technicians in Natural Resources
Major Group 92 Processing and Manufacturing
Utility Supervisors
Central Control Operators
Minor Group 632 Chefs and Cooks
Minor Group 633 Butchers and Bakers
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