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The Federal Skilled Trade Class is intended for individuals seeking permanent residency based on their qualifications in a skilled trade. As of January 1, 2015, candidates interested in applying for the Federal Skilled Trades Program must use the Express Entry system as the means of application.

  • It is mandatory to intend to reside outside of the province of Quebec (Please note: The province of Quebec has its own selection process for skilled workers. If you plan on residing in Quebec, please refer to the information on Quebec-selected skilled workers for more details).
  • Meet the necessary proficiency levels in English or French for each language ability, including speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
  • Possess a minimum of two years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time work experience) within the last five years prior to the application, in a skilled trade.
  • Satisfy the job requirements for the skilled trade as outlined in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), excluding the requirement for a certificate of qualification, and hold either a valid offer of full-time employment for a minimum duration of one year, or a certificate of qualification in the relevant skilled trade issued by a provincial or territorial authority in Canada.
  • It is necessary to meet the admissibility criteria for Canada.
  • Residency outside of the province of Quebec is a requirement.
Skilled work experience

The following major and minor groups of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) are currently recognized by the Federal Skilled Trades Program:

  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades,
  • Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades,
  • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production,
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators,
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks, and
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers.
The major groups under the NOC are further divided into various occupations.

If you meet above requirement or have questions, please react out to Global Era Immigration.