Federal Skilled Trades (FST)


The Federal Skilled Trade class is a permanent resident application category, accessible via Express Entry. This category is available to individuals who intend to become a Canadian permanent resident on the basis of becoming economically established in Canada as workers in skilled trade professions. Some of the requirements for a qualified candidate are:

  • Meet required language skills levels in English or French: CLB/NCLC 5 speaking and listening, CLB/NCLC 4 reading and writing
  • Have 2 years of full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a skilled trade within the last 5 years at time of applying
  • Meet all job requirements for that skilled trade according to the NOC (other than a provincial certificate)
  • Have a full-time job offer (LMIA approved) from up to two employers for at least 1 year, or a certificate of qualification in the skilled trade issued by a Canadian province or territorial body
  • The work experience does not need to be continuous, and must be preformed upon obtaining the specific qualification to preform that job.

Proof of settlement funds

Number of Family Members

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For each additional family member



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