Federal Skilled Trades Program

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FAQs for Express Entry

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FAQ’s Express Entry

Express entry is one of the most attractive programs to try and achieve permanent residence through, as, it indicates in the name, this is a much quicker route to permanent residency than most, assuming you are an individual who receives an invitation to apply. That is the downside of the EE program; individuals who are not top prospects could have to submit an EE profile many years in a row, before they ever have the opportunity to immigrate to Canada. Nonetheless, the express entry program is a very unique program, and should not be overlooked. It provides both an incredible opportunity to a foreign national who wishes to immigrate to Canada, while, at the same time, it ensures highly skilled individuals are the ones with priority to enter Canada first, to help boost the Canadian economy. This is a selective process, but in the end, the better the Canadian economy, the more opportunity the government can to all foreign nationals to truly experience Canadian culture.

Q: If English is my first language, do I have to complete a language test for Express Entry?

A: This may seem strange… but yet, it is mandatory to obtain a language test for Express Entry even if you are a native English speaker. The point of this is to ensure the Canadian government treats all applicants completely equally. This is achieved by assessing all applicants for Express Entry using the same standards, regardless of their native language, ethnicity or nationality. 

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Basics of the Express Entry Federal Economic Programs

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Applying For Express Entry under the Available Federal Economic Programs

If you have valuable skills and experience working in Canada or abroad, which would be a valuable addition to the Canadian economy, you may have the chance to apply for express entry, under one of the available federal economic programs. There are specific requirements you must meet for each specific program, though, the 3 different programs available aim to provide foreign nationals the opportunity to apply for high skilled professional and managerial positions, as well as skilled trade positions, so, there is something for almost anyone who is a highly qualified worker. The 3 federal economic programs I speak of are the Canadian experience class, the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). As mentioned, they each have specific requirements to be eligible, though, they are each a very unique opportunity for highly qualified workers, regardless of the field their occupation is in. Keep reading this blog for a breakdown of the federal economic programs available through express entry.

How Does Express Entry Work?

Essentially, applicants create a profile if they are eligible for one of the three federal economic programs, and receive points for their language abilities, education level, previous work experience, whether or not they have a job offer, and several other factors. Using a point based system, otherwise known as a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) individuals are assessed to determine the value they bring to the Canadian working economy. Depending on these factors, you will be given a score, which represents your worth to Canadian employers. For example, under all programs, having post-secondary education will give you additional points, though; it is not always a requirement.

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Federal Skilled Trades Class FSTC

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Permanent Residency Through Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)

The Federal Skilled Trades Class allows persons with the appropriate jobs and/or occupations that meet the eligibility criteria to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry selection program. The program allows individuals in such jobs and/or occupations to obtain Permanent Residency in any province in Canada except for Quebec. If you are a Canadian employer, you can help improve a potential candidate’s chance by offering a qualifying job offer through arranged employment and with the appropriate documents such as a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Federal Skilled Trades Program Selection Criteria

To be eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program, applicants must qualify for the following:

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Federal Skilled Trades Program Qualification Requirement

Are you looking to permanently immigrate to Canada? Are you qualified in a skilled trade? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then look no further than the Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Program created by the Canadian government which seeks individuals like you. This program will be discussed further in depth below.

What is Federal Skilled Trades?

The federal skilled trades program was launched in the January of 2013 and allows those who are skilled in trades to obtain permanent residency in Canada to fill any labour shortages. But there are many requirements and steps you must meet and take in order to do so (discussed further below).

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