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Eligibility Criteria for the Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is a sub-program under the Express Entry program in Canada, designed for individuals with work experience in a skilled trade who wish to become permanent residents. To be eligible for the FSTP, applicants must meet the following criteria:

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    Applicants must have at least two years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the last five years before applying. The work experience must be in a qualifying skilled trade occupation and meet certain criteria.
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    Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English or French by taking a language test recognized by the Canadian government.
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    Meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification
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    Applicants must not be inadmissible to Canada for criminal or medical reasons and must meet other admissibility criteria.
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    To be eligible for skilled trade class immigration, applicants should possess proof of an offer of full-time employment at least one year or a certificate demonstrating qualification in the field from a Canadian government authority.
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At NIC Immigration, we can help applicants determine if they meet the Federal Skilled Trades Program eligibility criteria. Our team of experts can provide a comprehensive eligibility assessment, assist with document collection and management, and provide guidance on increasing the chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence. We can also assist with creating an online profile, submitting a complete application, and responding to any follow-up requests from Canadian immigration officials. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of support and expertise to help them achieve their immigration goals and successfully transition to life in Canada.



If you believe the above description fits what you have, you can further test that by filling our Assessment form.

We will respond to you within 3 working days with a detailed report outlining your current situation and any relevant information that is specific to the data you sent us.

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