Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST)
FST Program Requirements
- The minimum level of language proficiency in either English or French
- At least two years of full-time (30 hrs/week) work experience in a skilled trade. The work experience must have been earned within five years before the submission of application
- The candidate must meet the employment requirements of his/her skilled trade as specified by the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system. However, you need not have specific certification to work in Canada if you have a job offer.
- Have a full-time job offer of a duration of at least 12 months in the candidate’s skilled trade. Otherwise, the candidate must have a Canadian certificate of qualification to practice their skilled trade in Canada.
FSTP is a great way for you to obtain permanent residence in Canada if you have work experience in a skilled trade and a certificate to practice in Canada. Even if you don’t have a certificate, you can apply under FSTP if you have a Canadian job offer with a duration of at least one year.