To be considered through the Federal Skilled Trades program for skilled immigration, it is necessary that applicants meet a series of requirements. To begin assessing eligibility, the individual looking to apply must:
Five years before submitting the application, the applicant must have completed two years’ working in a specific trade. This requirement will be deemed completed if :
Although the Federal Skilled Trades program doesn’t require an educational background, individuals applying have a greater chance of approval if they have:
Applicants who are interested in the Federal Skilled Trades program are required to take and submit a language test in order to demonstrate they have acquired adequate language abilities in order to properly establish themselves once in Canada. The language tests must evaluate the applicant’s abilities in:
Eligibility for the Federal Skilled Trade Program is also dependent upon a language test that has been government-approved. The applicant is required to have acquired at least:
Test results must be included in the applicant’s Express Entry profile and must have been obtained within the first two years of taking the test. If you have more questions about this procedure, please visit here.
Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants are required to provide evidence of their trade work experience landing within a National Occupation Classification category as seen below:
For official definitions of the occupations mentioned above, visit here.
Please note that it is possible for applicants to incorporate their partner (either spouse or common-law) along with their application. The partner who meets the requirements as seen above, is recommended to fill out the application as the primary applicant. Please see definitions of family members here for official descriptions of common-law partners.
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