Canada Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Canadian Federal Skilled Trades program allows skilled workers with experience in a selected number of trades to gain legal permanent residence in Canada.
Applicants for the Canadian Federal Skilled Trades program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Applicants must have at least 24 months of full time work experience – meaning 30 hours per week or more, for a total of 3120 hours – or the equivalent amount in part time work experience, which must have been gained in the last 5 years.
The experience must have been gained in one of the following major groups on Canada's National Occupation Classification List. The first 2 or 3 numbers of each occupation's NOC code indicates its major group.
English and/or French language skills
Applicants must have reasonable proficiency in English, French, or both languages. To prove this applicants must provide test results from the following language test providers on their Express Entry profile BEFORE they can apply for a visa:
Applicants must score at least CLB level 5 for the speaking and listening components, and CLB level 4 for the reading and writing components.