The Federal Skilled Trades program was developed in 2013 addressing the increasing shortage of skilled trade workers Canada. This program was a special initiative by Canadian Government upon request of Canadian businesses and employers who were struggling to hire tradesmen within the country. In 2015, this program was linked with Canada Express Entry.
Through this program, candidates with skills and experience in specific trade and ability to take up a skilled trade occupation can apply for a permanent residence status of Canada. This helps both the trades persons and the employers to retain an employment for a longer period of time. A proven work experience in a specific trade of the trades demand list and language proficiency are must have traits to apply for this visa program.
The Federal Skilled Worker Visa program is a pathway for skilled tradesmen to become permanent residents of Canada and contribute their trades skills to its economic developed. Candidates who are specialized in a skilled trade need to have a job offer from any Canadian province or territory (except Quebec) or receive a certificate of qualification in order to apply for a Federal Skilled Trades Visa.
Candidates are assessed upon a Comprehensive Ranking Score of their profile and invitations are issued to highest CRS scoring applications, selected by the means of a draw system. Selected candidates receive and invitation to apply and establish themselves as tradesmen in Canada. A 60 days time is given to selected candidates to submit the final application along with documents and fees. Upon receiving an approval to this application from the Canadian Immigration, the candidate can migrate to Canada successfully.
In order to apply for the Federal Trades Worker Visa Program, candidates must be able to establish themselves in Canada, along with certain important traits.
The Federal Skilled Worker Visa program is only for candidates who wish to settle in provinces like Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Prince Edward Island or any Canadian territory. Quebec follows its own rules of skilled immigration and does not accept immigration applications of the Federal Skilled Trades Worker Program.
Candidate must showcase a work experience of 3120 hours in the past 5 years, which can be gained as a
Candidates must have an intermediate level of English skills demonstration or proven French language skills. Their English Language skills must be proven by taking any of the following exams and scoring the relevant standard score:
Skilled Trade Qualification or a Valid Employment Contract
Candidates specialized and experienced in the below occupations can apply for a Federal Trades Worker Visa Program.
Trades person falling under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level B are eligible to apply for the Federal Skilled Trades Visa Program. Overall 3000 applications are accepted in total, wherein 100 applications are accepted solely from Category A. The entire list of the occupations is divided into two categories- Category A and Category B. This occupation
These jobs technically require an apprenticeship training or a college/University diploma.
Minor Group 632 - Chefs and cooks
Minor Group 633 - Butchers and bakers
Minor Group 720 - Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers.
Minor Group 723 - Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
Minor Group 724 - Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
Minor Group 725 - Plumbers, pipefitters and gas fitters
Minor Group 727 - Carpenters and cabinetmakers
Minor Group 728 - Masonry and plastering trades
Minor Group 729 - Other construction trades
Minor Group 730 - Contractors and supervisors, maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators
Minor Group 731 - Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
Minor Group 732 - Automotive service technicians
Minor Group 733 - Other mechanics and related repairers
Minor Group 736 - Train crew operating occupations
Minor Group 737 - Crane operators, drillers and blasters
Minor Group 738 - Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
Minor Group 821 - Supervisors, logging and forestry
Minor Group 822 - Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas
Minor Group 823 - Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations
Minor Group 824 - Logging machinery operators
Minor Group 825 - Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
Minor Group 826 - Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women
Minor Group 921 - Supervisors, processing and manufacturing occupations
Minor Group 922 - Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
Minor Group 923 - Central control and process operators in processing and manufacturing
Minor Group 924 - Utilities equipment operators and controllers
The process includes fees at various stages.
Educational Credential Assessment Fees (WES)- 323 CAD
CAD stands for Canadian Dollars-currency of Canada
Note: This does not include fee applicable to Kansas visa process services.
Under the Skilled Trades Worker category, the following family members may be included in an application:
The FSTW visas are generally processed in 6-12 months. The selection pattern solely depends upon the frequency of draws and ranking of the applicant in the pool.
In order to apply for a FSTW visa, the applicant must a qualifying job offer or a certificate of trades from the selected province. This certificate is called the certificate of qualification and symbolizes the candidates trade skills are recognized and accepted.
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