Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades – Federal Program

This program is for those individuals who will like / want to become permanent residents under the bases that they qualify in a skilled trade.  As of January 1st, 2015, the Canadian government has a new system for people who want to apply to this program and it is called Express Entry.

According to the CIC, to be eligible to apply under this program, a candidate must:

  • 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 previous five years before applying,
  • meet certain required levels in the languages (English and/or French),
  • meet the job requirements for that specific skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification, except for needing a certificate of qualification, and
  • have a full-time job offer of at least one year  or a qualification’s certificate in that specific skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial / territorial authority.

Besides this, the candidate must plan to live outside the province of Quebec, as the province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers.

The Skilled Trades that are currently eligible have been organized under some major and minor groups of the NOC.  These are:

  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades,
  • Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades,
  • Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production,
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators,
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks, and
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers.

For more information regarding any of the immigration programs and how to become the newest permanent resident of Canada, or to have a free evaluation of your eligibility, kindly send us your curriculum vitae (c.v. / resume), complete the Questionnaire/free assessment form found on this web site or call us at + 1 514 288 3886 Monday through Friday 9:00 to 11:00 and 3:00 to 4:45 pm EST.

Kindly note that information and/or requirements regarding immigration to Canada can change at any time and without prior notice.  For the most updated information you can always contact us or refer to the government’s website.





Source: Government of Canada