Federal Skills TradesTrades
All Economic Class programs are designed to bring immigrants to Canada who can establish themselves economically in the country.
The Federal Skilled Trade Class is part of the Economic Class and this is managed by the Express Entry program. Approximate processing times are currently 6 months once an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is received.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the program requirements.
Federal Skilled Trades Class requirements:
- Have offers of employment from up to two employers in Canada of at least one year duration (accompanied by an LMIA) OR a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial body
- Meets the minimum language score of CLB 5 for speaking and listening, CLB 4 for reading and writing.
- Have obtained 24 months of qualified work experience in the skilled trade in the last five years
- Be qualified to meet the requirements of the job offer(s) or trade in Canada, as defined by the NOC.