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Federal Skilled Trades Program

Did you know that a carpenter and a plumber can earn more than a software engineer in Canada? Canadians treat highly skilled workers of almost every profession with respect.

The Express Entry - Federal Skilled Trades program is beneficial for applicants with special skills who hold a valid employment offer or a certificate of qualification. This program is designed to help them gain a permanent resident status in Canada.

Canada has an emerging need of skilled workers in its workforce. The scarcity of skilled labor has raised the bar of daily wages and incomes of skilled workers in a growing economy. This program, developed by the Canadian government, is made to ensure the country attracts and retains skilled workers of every occupation needed in Canada. This is why high-skilled professionals are migrating from their home country and applying for the Federal Skilled Trades program. The program is a part of the Express Entry system, designed to help the right talent find work in Canada quickly.

To be eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades program:

Applicants have to follow the procedure mentioned below to complete the process:
  • Create an online Express Entry (EE) profile;
  • Measure Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score;
  • Procure Invitation to Apply (ITA);
  • Replete medical examinations;
  • Attain police clearance certificates;
  • Review Entry Entry(EE) profile;
  • Presentation of Proof of Funds (POF) statement or valid employment letter;
  • Submission of Permanent Residence (PR) fee;
  • Permanent Residence (PR) visa attainment.

APT immigration experts provide assistance to the applicants throughout the process. They ensure that the documents are at par with the requirements set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Skilled trade jobs in Canada:

  • Construction Manager
  • Rotary Drill Operator
  • Boilermaker
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Avionics Technician
  • Pile-Driver Operator
  • Plumber, Pipefitter or Steamfitter
  • Electrician
  • Crane Operator
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Brick Mason
  • Customer Service Assistant
  • Retail Customer Service Associate
  • Retail Personal Banker
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Team Leader
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Accounts Representative Manager
  • Client Relationship Manager
  • Cashier
  • Commercial Driver
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Carpenter
  • Welder
  • Cleaner
  • Butcher
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Farm supervisors
  • Ironworkers
  • Cable workers
  • Retail Sales Representative
  • Department Manager
  • Floor Area Manager
  • Retail Marketing Specialist
  • Retail Team Leader
  • Valuation clerk - financial sector
  • Branch Manager
  • Branch Supervisor
  • Teller
  • Valuation Clerk (Finance)
Some of the eligible professions fall into the following categories
Federal Skilled Trades program

Industrial, Electrical & Construction Trades


Maintenance & Equipment Operation Trades


Supervisors & Technical Occupation in National Resources, Agriculture and Related Production


Processing & manufacturing supervisors & central control operators


Chefs & Cooks



Immigration consultants from APT will perform technical evaluations and help you to check if your occupation matches the in-demand skilled trade portfolios in Canada. We submit your express-entry profile under the Federal Skills Trades program on your behalf. To get the process started, try our free assessment to check your eligibility.