An immigration pathway to becoming a Canadian permanent resident based on their qualifications in a skilled trade is the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Express Entry, one of the federal immigration programs, manages this program for Canada PR Visas.
A semi-skilled foreign trader is invited to work and settle in Canada under the Canada Federal Skilled Trades Program. Read on to learn more about the FSTP program and how you can obtain permanent residence if you possess experience in a skilled trade that is on the list of in-demand occupations in Canada.
Under the Canadian Express Entry system, the Federal Skilled Trades (FST) program is one of three federal immigration programs.
Programs under the Express Entry System:
Express Entry is open to candidates with a minimum of two years’ experience in a skilled trade listed under the NOC.
Canadian permanent residency is not guaranteed by submitting an Express Entry profile. You will be invited to apply for a PR visa only if you meet the standard requirements set by the Canadian Government after submitting your application. Your CRS score greatly influences your invitation.
The minimum eligibility requirements to apply for a Canada PR visa through FSTP are given below:
|Factor of Eligibility||Requirements to Meet|
|Work Experience||One year of work in the NOC-specified occupations|
|2 years working experience in a skilled trade profession.|
|In the last five years, an equivalent amount of part-time work has been performed|
|Language||Their fluency in the English language (passed in IELTS General examination)|
|French language fluency (passed in CELPIP General examination)|
|Education||Studied for two years toward Ph.D. (from a recognized institution in Canada)|
|Already had a Ph.D. (from a recognized institution in Canada)|
|Arranged Employment||A Canadian employer has offered a permanent and full-time job|
|Arranged employment through a Labour Market Opinion qualification.|
For the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the following documentation is required:
Immigrating to Canada through the FSTP program requires expertise and preparation that can be swayed easily with the help of an expert. Here is how to do it.
Step 1: To complete the FSTP application, you will need the following documents.
Step 2: Submit Your Application – The highest CRS scores will receive an ITA to apply for permanent residence based on an Express Entry pool draw every 2 weeks.
Step 3: Accept the Invitation to Apply – In order to prove that the information you provided is accurate and true, you will need to submit supporting documents through your Express Entry account.
By following the steps below, you can apply for a Canada PR Visa through the Federal Skilled Trades Program:
Step 1: The applicant must have two years of relevant work experience in a skilled trade recognized by the IRCC.
Step 2: FSTP requirements must be met.
Step 3: Get your profile submitted to the express entry pool by creating an express entry profile.
Step 4: ITA receiving in the draw through express entry.
Step 5: Your PR Visa application must be submitted to the IRCC with the proper documents.
Step 6: Application review by IRCC.
Step 7: Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) status
Costs involved in the FSTP through the Express Entry (EE) pathway:
|Main Applicant||825 CAD|
|Spouse/common-law partner||825 CAD|
|Each dependent child||225 CAD|
|Right of Permanent Residence fee (Main Applicant)||500 CAD|
|Right of Permanent Residence fee (spouse/common-law partner)||500 CAD|
|The biometrics fee (main applicant)||85 CAD|
|The biometrics fee (two or more people) in one FSTP visa application||170 CAD.|
Dependent children are exempted from the PR fee.
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