Canada Federal Skilled Trades Program

Another scheme for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada is this one. If you work in a skilled profession, you might be eligible for this program.

To be qualified, you must meet the basic criteria, which include the language levels needed for each language skill. The value of professional work experience is critical in this case. You must consult the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

The next factor to consider is your qualifications. While there are no specific educational requirements for this programme, having them will give you an advantage. You must also have evidence of sufficient funds to ensure that you will be able to support yourself in Canada.

It’s likely that you’ll have to travel to the province to be evaluated for your trade abilities. For specific skill trades, each province has its own set of specifications.

Who is it for?

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

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How to qualify

To qualify you must fall into either of these groups:

  • Major Group 72, mechanical, electrical, and building trades
  • Major Group 73, repair and machinery service trades
  • Major Group 82, natural resources, agriculture, and associated production supervisors and professional employment
  • Managers and central control operators in Major Group 92 (processing, production, and utilities).
  • Chefs and cooks, Minor Group 632
  • Butchers and bakers, Minor Group 633

The major NOC groups are subdivided into different occupations, and they are all skill type B.

You must show that you performed the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties listed.

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The process

Fill out the online form

If you want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, your first step is to submit your profile to the Express Entry pool.

If you’re eligible, we will:

  • place you in a pool with others who are also eligible
  • give you a score and rank you using several factors
  • invite you to apply to be a permanent resident of Canada (if you’re one of the top candidates)

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The documents needed

You need certain documents at different stages of the Express Entry application process.

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Government fee

Fees$CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)825

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)825
Include a dependent child225(per child)

If you or your family need to give biometrics, pay your biometrics fees at the same time you pay your other fees. Pay all fees using the same payment method.

Fees$CAN
Biometrics – per person85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place

170

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Additional information

Other documents

Additional documents are required if they apply to you. 

  • proof of relationship to a relative in Canada
  • digital photos confirming your identity
  • other name  confirming aliases