Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for individuals who are interested in becoming a permanent resident based on qualifications in a skilled trade. The Federal Skilled Trades Program is designed to facilitate the entry of overseas skilled trades-persons into the Canadian workforce.
To be eligible to apply as a Skilled Trades Worker, applicants must:
- Have an offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory to ensure that the applicant is “job ready” upon arrival;
- Meet a basic language requirement;
- Have a minimum of two years of full time (or an equal amount of part-time) work experience as a skilled tradesperson within the five years before you apply
- Have the skills and experience that match those set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC B) system, showing that they have performed the essential duties of the occupation