The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for experienced employees who aspire to become permanent residents based on their skilled trade ability. Every year, over half of all foreigners to Canada are trained workers greeted through financial plans, including the Federal Skilled Trades program.

Federal Skilled Trades Programs
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How FSTP Program Works?

This program mainly consists of the following parts.

  • Education
  • Language Ability
  • Skilled job experience

Below we will discuss all the parts.


If you moved to a school in Canada, you must have a certification or degree from:

  • Canadian high school. 
  • Post-secondary organization of Canada.

If you have foreign education, you must have:

  • An achieved credential.
  • An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for migration plans from a nominated organization shows that your education is equal to the Canadian high school or post-high school requirements.

Language AbilityFSTP

For language ability, you must have:

  • Approved language tests for English and French.
  • You should have the four abilities in English and French.
  1. Writing
  2. Reading
  3. Speaking
  4. Listening
  • It would be best to meet the minor count of CLB 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing.
  • The language eligibility criteria to join the EE pool are set minimum for FST applicants compared to FSW and CEC candidates.

Skilled Job ExperienceFSTP

Under the groups of National Occupation Classification (NOC), experienced traders for this program are organized and explained below.

  • Major Group 72, mechanical, electrical, and building trades
  • Major Group 73, preservation and equipment maintenance trades
  • Major Group 82, administrators and technical jobs in physical resources, agriculture, and associated production
  • Major Group 92, manufacturing and services supervisors, and primary control operators
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and caterers.
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and confectioners

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • IRCC has attended a program specifically for Federal Skilled Trades applicants only, with a shallow CRS cut-off threshold that extra applicants have needed to be welcomed to apply. Candidates with 199 or more CRS are invited, while the least CRS is 413. You may also obtain additional CRS points for that job proposal by receiving a legitimate job offer. This will grow your chances of being asked to join.
  • Yet if you are qualified to apply under the FSW program, there is no guarantee that you will obtain an invitation to join.
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Funds Requirements

FST applicants without a proposal of an established job must notify sufficient settlement stocks upon entering the Express Entry pool.

The necessary fund for one person in Canadian dollars is $12669, and for the addition of each family member, it will cost another 3414$.

Proof of Funds

You must verify that you have enough money for you and your family to live in Canada but:

  • Currently, you are capable of licitly working in Canada
  • You have a legitimate job proposal from an employer in Canada.

You must be admissible to Canada and gather your documents and submit your profile.

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