Federal Skilled Trades

Canadian Immigration started the taking new applications under this extremely popular category of Federal Skilled Trades in January 2013. This program has a quota of 3000 applications that will be accepted in one year. There are 43 Targeted occupations referred to as skilled trades that are eligible under this program.

Determine your eligibility — Skilled trades

Minimum requirements – To be eligible, you must:

  1. plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see Quebec-selected skilled workers for more information),
  2. meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening),
  3. have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,
  4. meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), except for needing a certificate of qualification, and
  5. have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.
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