Federal Skilled Trade


Starting from January 2015, CIC launched a new electronic system Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under Federal Skilled Trades program. This program offers permanent resident status to foreign nationals qualified in a killed trade. It is intended to improve Canada’s ability to meet labour demands in trades sectors including construction, oil & gas, mining, agriculture, and forestry, which have some of the highest sectoral job vacancy rates in Canada.


  • Fast: Landing within 6 months
  • No education requirement
  • Low language requirement


  • 2 out of last 5 years full time work experience in a skilled trade
  • CLB5 for Speaking, Listening; CLB 4 for Reading, Writing
  • Have offer of full time employment for at least 1 year or a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.

Suitable applicants

  • Have professional skill
  • Have language and shortage of professional skills.