Advance your career and build a bright future in Canada through the Express Entry - Federal Skilled Trades program
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The Federal Skilled Trades (FST) Program is a federal immigration program that allows skilled workers in certain trades to become permanent residents of Canada. To be eligible for the program, applicants must have at least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade, meet the language requirements, and have an offer of employment or a certificate of qualification in their trade from a Canadian province or territory.
The program is designed to address labor shortages in specific industries and help ensure that Canada has a skilled workforce. Once approved, applicants and their families can live, work and study in Canada, as well as access healthcare and other social benefits.
To qualify under FST, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
Major Group 72
technical trades and transportation officers and controllers (excluding Sub-Major Group 726, transportation officers and controllers)
Major Group 73
Major Group 82
supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
Major Group 83
occupations in natural resources and related production
Major Group 92
processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and utilities operators and controllers
Major Group 93
central control and process operators and aircraft assembly assemblers and inspectors, excluding Sub-Major Group 932, aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
Minor Group 6320
cooks, butchers and bakers
Unit Group 62200
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As long as you meet the minimum requirements, we can create and launch your Express Entry profile to enter the pool. Once an ITA (Invitation to Apply) is received, we will have 60 days to prepare for the permanent residence application.
We can submit the application online as soon as the eAPR (Electronic Application for Permanent Residence) is completed with all supporting documents.
We will process your case as soon as we receive all supporting documents. The processing time for Express Entry applications is generally 6 months per the IRCC.
However, due to processing delays and staff shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 6-month processing time cannot be guaranteed, but Express Entry programs still enjoy relatively shorter processing durations as opposed to other types of applications.
For up-to-date pricing information, please visit the Government of Canada Website.
If you have questions about the Canadian Express Entry program or are ready to start your application, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can provide you with the guidance and support you need to complete the process successfully.
You can go to the National Occupation Classification website and use the NOC 2021 to search for your job title. We can also help verify that your duties match the lead statement of the corresponding TEER, all of the essential and most of the primary duties listed.
Each province has different regulations for assessing trades. You may need to verify with the body that governs trades in your destination province for training and experience requirements.
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