In the Federal Skilled Trades Program, foreign nationals in skilled trades are given an opportunity to apply for permanent residency in Canada. This program was introduced to counter the labour shortages in different skilled trades across Canada. Applicant’s capability to economically establish themselves in Canada is assessed in this program.
Persons with certification in specific trades and job offers can obtain permanent residency in any Canadian province apart from Quebec, which has its separate immigration programs. Applicants must have work experience in category Skill Level B in the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC).