The Federal Skilled Trades (FST) program is a federal immigration program that is managed by the Express Entry system. It is intended for individuals with experience in skilled trades and uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to evaluate and rank candidates based on factors such as work experience, language proficiency, and education. Eligible candidates must have:
What are the qualifications for being eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades program (FST) under Express Entry system?
To be eligible for the program, a candidate must have at least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade, or an equivalent amount of part-time experience, obtained within the last 5 years. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) defines skilled trades as occupations in major groups 72, 73, 82, 92, minor group 632 and 633. In addition to the work experience requirement, candidates must also meet the following requirements:
It’s worth noting that, similar to other Express Entry programs, the FST program uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to evaluate and rank candidates. Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
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