The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) is one of the three programs running under the Express Entry system. The qualifying candidates may apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry selection system, by creating their profile and submitting an expression of interest to immigrate to Canada. Eligible candidates with a valid job offer or certification to work in certain occupations may apply under the FSTC. With no eligibility requirement to prove their level of education to enter the pool, the FSTC candidates may have lower CRS score than other Express Entry candidates.
To become eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Trades Class must meet the following:
The major NOC groups are sub categorized into various occupations and they come under the skill type B.
The applicant must show that his or her essential duties matches with the occupational description in the NOC used to apply the permanent residency.
To apply under the Federal Skills Trades Worker program, the applicant will likely have to go to the province or territory to be assessed for your trade. The applicant may also need an employer in Canada to give some experience and training.
Each province has its own process of proving the certificate of qualification to work in that province or territory in a specific skilled trade. There are some trades which are federally-regulated. The applicant will have to check the process as per his or her case.
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