Federal skill Trade Program

This program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on their qualifications in a skilled trade.

Minimum requirements

To be eligible, you must

Each language ability must be met with the appropriate language level

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply

  • Volunteer work or unpaid internships do not count as work experience.

Meet job requirements for that skilled trade as outlined in the National Occupational Classification, except they don't need a certificate of qualification

Have a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year

Certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority