FEDERAL SKILLED TRADE PROGRAM
To be eligible, A candidate must:
- Plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers. )
- meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening),
- have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) In a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,
- meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), except for needing a certificate of qualification, and
Have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority. Similar working hours criteria apply as at that of the Federal Skilled Worker. Up to twoemployers can commit to employing a candidate for at least one year of continuous full-time work, meaning a total of at least 30 hours of work per week.
In Canada, provinces and territories issue certificates of qualification in the skilled trades. To get a certificate, the provincial or territorial trades authority must assess the candidates training, trade experience and skills to decide if a candidate is eligible to write an exam to be certified.