Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is one of the programs apply through Express Entry system.
To qualify for an occupation that is considered a skilled trade according to the federal government, candidates need to first make certain they meet all the criteria for this pathway. Candidates can then apply through the Express Entry system, stating that this is their program of choice. Applicants will also need to have a valid job offer/certificate of qualification in order to be considered for this particular stream. Achieving a successful Invitation to Apply (ITA) from this application allows candidates to be considered for permanent residence in every province of Canada – apart from Québec, which uses its own guidelines and rules for immigration of skilled workers
Occupations/Fields That Qualify For The Federal Skilled Trades Program Below.
National Occupation Classification Categorie
|Major Group 72||Industrial|
|Major Group 73||Maintenance|
|Major Group 82||Supervisors and Technicians in Natural Resources|
|Major Group 92||Processing and Manufacturing|
|Central Control Operators|
|Minor Group 632||Chefs and Cooks|
|Minor Group 633||Butchers and Bakers|
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows participating provinces and territories of Canada to nominate immigrants who wish to settle permanently in their jurisdiction
You Could Qualify If You Are.
- a recent graduate from an eligible postsecondary institution in Canada;
- a skilled worker in an eligible profession or a trade;
- an entrepreneur or investor.
Use the information below as a starting point to connect with provincial or territorial departments responsible for immigration to Canada to determine the program requirements and determine your eligibility for the PNP.
Choose a province or territory
To be nominated by a province or territory, you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly.
The criteria by province and territory vary and can change without notice.
Note: The province of Quebec does not have a provincial nominee program. See their immigration website to learn more about their programs.