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FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM

FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM


 

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

 

To apply as a Federal Skilled Trade applicant, you must:

 

·         plan to settle outside of Quebec province;

 

·         meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 for reading and writing;

 

·         have at least two years of full-time work experience or an equal amount of part-time work experience in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply;

 

·         meet all job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC);

 

·         have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a provincial or territorial body.

 

You can assess your chances of being accepted. Consult each of the following areas for the current regulations regarding:

 

Minimum Work
Experience Requirements

 

You must have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience)* in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,

 

meet all job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year** or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a provincial or territorial body.***

 

*“Full-time work” means at least 30 hours of work over a period of one week, or an equal amount in part-time, paid work experience. For example:

if you worked 15 hours per week in one job over four years, or

if you worked a total of 30 combined hours per week in more than one job over two years.

 

**Up to two employers can commit to employing you for at least one year of continuous full-time

work, meaning at least 30 hours of work over a period of one week.

 

*** In Canada, only the provinces and territories can issue certificates of qualification in the skilled trades. To get this certificate, the provincial or territorial trade’s authority must assess your training, trade experience and skills to decide if you are eligible to write an exam to be certified.

 

Proof of Funds

 

The Government of Canada does not provide financial support to new Federal Skilled Worker immigrants.

 

You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. You cannot borrow this money from another person. You must be able to use this money to support your family.

 

You will need to provide proof of your funds when you submit your application for immigration.

 

The amount of money that you need to have to support your family is determined by the size of your family.

 

Number of
Family
Members

Funds Required
(in Canadian dollars)

1

$11,115

2

$13,837

3

$17,011

4

$20,654

5

$23,425

6

$26,419

7 or more

$29,414

 

 

Language Ability

 

You must meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 for reading and writing.

 

For details please refer the following chart:

 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) GENERAL

 

 

CLB Level

Test results for each ability

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

9

8.0 +

7.0 +

7.0 +

7.0 +

8

7.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

7

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6

5.5

5.0

5.5

5.5

5

5.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

4

4.5

3.5

4.0

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian English Level Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

 

CLB Level

Proficiency Score

9 or above

Level 5

8

Level 4H

7

Level 4L

6

Level 3H

5

Level 3L

4

Level 2H

 

Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF)

 

CLB Level

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking

9

372+

298+

248+

372+

8

349

280

233

349

7

309

248

206

309

6

271

217

181

271

5

225

180

150

225

4

181

145

121

181

 

 

Applications being accepted—Skilled Trades

 

To avoid backlogs and to ensure fast processing, CIC will accept 3,000 complete applications for processing during the period from May 4, 2013 to April 30, 2014. Not more than 100 new applications for certain jobs will be considered by CIC for processing.

 

Group A includes 17 jobs with a moderate labour market need. Group B includes 26 in-demand jobs. In total, 43 jobs will be eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Trades program in the first year of the program.

 

The caps apply whether or not people have a qualifying offer of employment or a certificate of qualification from a provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority.

 

Group A – Jobs with sub-caps of 100 applications each of the follows:

 

7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7271 Carpenters

7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry

8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying

8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services

8241 Logging machinery operators

8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

9241 Power engineers and power systems operators

9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

 

Group B – no sub-caps of the following:

 

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7233 Sheet metal workers

7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

7236 Ironworkers

7237 Welders and related machine operators

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians

7243 Power system electricians

7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7251 Plumbers

7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

7253 Gas fitters

7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

7314 Railway carmen /women

7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics

7371 Crane operators

7372 Drillers and blasters - surface, mining, quarrying and construction

7373 Water well drillers

8231 Underground production and development miners

8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

 

 

After reading the information on our Web site, if you wish to apply under the Feral Skilled Trades program for immigration, please contact us.