Immigration and Business Consultancy for Canada

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The Citizenship and Immigration Canada has proposed new Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTC) for skilled trade persons with experience in the following occupations:


Group A:- Jobs with sub-caps of 100 applications each


- Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunication occupations

- Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

- Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

- Carpenters

- Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

- Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

- Supervisors, logging and forestry

- Supervisors, mining and quarrying

- Contractors and Supervisors, oil and gas drilling services

- Logging machinery operators

- Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

- Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

- Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

- Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

- Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

- Power engineers and power systems operators

- Water and waste treatment plant operators


Group B:- No sub-caps applicable:


-  Machinist and machining and tooling inspectors

-  Sheet metal workers

-  Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

-  Ironworkers

-  Welders and related machine operators

-  Electricians (except industrial and power system)

-  Industrial electricians

-  Power system electricians

-  Electrical power line and cable workers

-  Telecommunications line and cable workers

-  Telecommunications installation and repair workers

-  Plumbers

-  Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

-  Gas fitters

-  Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

-  Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

-  Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

-  Railway Carmen /women

-  Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

-  Elevator constructors and mechanics

-  Crane operators

-  Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction

-  Water well drillers

-  Underground production and development miners

-  Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

-  Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators


Only 3000 applications will be accepted with a cap of 100 applications per occupation in Group A. There will be no cap for categories mentioned in Group B.


Applicants are required to meet following four requirements:

- An offer of employment from up to two employers in Canada of at least one year duration or a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial Apprenticeship Authority;

- Proof of language proficiency from a designated language testing organisation and meet the minimum threshold; 

- Twenty-four months of full or equivalent part time work experience in the same skilled trade in the last five years and

- Meet all job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupation Classification (NOC)


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