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Federal Skill Trade

Federal Skilled Trades Program is an Express Entry category for skilled workers who are qualified in a skilled trade in certain occupations. Many skilled trade occupations may require license or certification to practice.

Federal Skill Trades Eligibility


Skills and Occuptaions

There are specific occupations which are required.You must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the 5 years before you apply.



There are no specefic education requirements.However if you have previous education,you can gain additional points for education.


Language ability

You need Min Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 5 for speaking and listening and CLB 4 for reading and writing.


Settlement funds

You must show adequate funds available as per the IRCC requirements,unless you have a job offer in Canada or you are working in Canada.


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