Federal Trade Worker Program, also known as Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) is a pathway for foreign workers to work and settle in Canada as permanent residents. The immigration program targets the candidates experienced in a skilled trade. Under Federal Skilled Trades Program, the candidate needs to demonstrate an expression of interest to enter the Express Entry selection pool.
As per the FSTC standards, candidates will need to have an official job offer or certificate of qualification from a recognised employer to further apply for Canadian PR.
1. Job offer / qualification: The candidates must have a valid job offer for permanent or full-time employment, constituting at least 30 hours a week or 1-year OR a certificate of qualification from a recognised body.
2. Language Proficiency: The candidates need to demonstrate their language ability from an official language testing organization. They need to meet the Canadian Level Benchmark - CLB level 5 for speaking and listening and CLB level 4 for reading and writing.
3. Work Experience: The candidates must have 2 years of full-time work experience in the skilled trade for successful application.
4. Skills: The candidates need to present skills and experience as a proof that they have performed the essential duties at work.
|Skilled occupation under National Occupational Classification (NOC):|
|A.||Major Group 72||
|B.||Major Group 73||
Equipment operation trades
|C.||Major Group 82||
Supervisors and technical jobs in the following categories: Natural Resources; Agriculture; and Related production
|D.||Major Group 92||
Central control operators
|E.||Minor Group 632||
|F.||Minor Group 633||
The above eligibility and list of occupations under NOC list for Federal Trade Worker Program is applicable in all Canadian provinces except Quebec. If you are planning to reside in Quebec, you must understand the requirement of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.