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The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become Permanent Residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

To be eligible, you must meet the required language levels for each language ability in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

You must have at least:

  • 2 years of full-time work experience or
  • An equal amount of part-time work experience in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply
  • Meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification.
  • Have a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or
  • A certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.