25th Jan, 2019 PR Visa, Canada

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) was set up to offer a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa to Canada to qualified skilled foreign tradespeople in many high-demand occupations, (for example, carpenters, electrician, plumbers and welders).

Skilled foreign tradespeople and their qualified family members who are conceded a PR Visa to Canada through the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) are approved to live and work in Canada long term, get free essential medicinal services, get admission to educational programs, and have the chance to appreciate the high standard of living that Canada is well known for.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant should have acquired 2 years of full time work experience in a skilled trade in the past 5 years before applying.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English or French Language abilities.
  • Applicants should have a full time job offer from a Canadian employer.
  • Applicants must have the required skills for the job position available in the NOC list.
  • Applicants must have a full time job offer or a Certificate of Qualification in the skilled trade.
  • Applicants must dwell outside province Quebec.

Following general skilled trade categories of the NOC are eligible for the FSTP:

Group Occupation
Major Group 72 Industrial, Electrical and Construction trades
Major Group 73 Maintenance and equipment operation trades
Major Group 82 Supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, Agriculture and its related production
Major Group 92 Manufacturing, Processing and Central control operators and Utilities supervisors
Minor Group 632 Cooks and Chefs
Minor Group 633: Bakers and Butchers

Applying for Federal Skilled Trade Program:

  • Potential applicants need to finish an online Express Entry profile and after gathering the prerequisites, they are acknowledged into a pool of applicants.
  • Applicants are ranked against others in the pool utilizing a point-based framework called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
  • Applicants with the most astounding scores in the pool are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
  • After receiving ITA, one can appeal for Permanent Residency for Canada.

FSTP Processing Time:

The length for the visa procedure to finish relies on the candidate's profile be that as it may; Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) Canada, forms larger part of the applications in a half year or above.

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