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Federal Skilled Trades  (FST)

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST), is a stream offered to certified and OR experienced applicants who possess the eligibility criteria within a specific type of skilled trade and want to apply to become permanent residents.


Application Requirements

  • At least 2 year of full-time work experience in a skilled trade within the 5 years

  • Option A:

Have a certificate of qualification in skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority

  • Option B:

Have a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year

  • Meet the job requirements in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

  • Have had legal status in Canada

  • Plan to live outside the province of Quebec

  • Meet minimum language levels (English / French)

List of Documents

  • A passport / Travel document

  • Language test results (English/French)

  • Proof of Canadian education/ Foreign education

  • Legal status in Canada (Study Permit/Work Permit)

  • Certificate of qualification (If needed)

  • Written job offer

  • Written employee letter

  • Notice of assessment 

  • Property Tax (If needed)

  • Marriage certificate (If needed)

  • Divorce certificate (If needed)

  • Proof of relationship to a relative in Canada (If needed)

  • Proof of common-law (If needed)

  • Police certificates (In Canada/ Foreign Country)

  • Medical exams

  • Proof of funds

  • Birth certificate

  • Digital photos

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