FEDERAL SKILLED TRADE PROGRAM (FSTP) is aimed a representatives of working professions, in the field of mining, construction, industrial production, and agriculture. Candidates under this program do not need an education. The evaluation of the candidate is carried out in accordance with the criteria oriented to the modern reality, in which the emphasis, in our opinion, is given to the practical training and experience of the applicant rather than formal education.
This program is oriented at a narrow category of immigrants, primarily those who already have an invitation to work in Canada. Candidates will need to register on the Express Entry system: register in the database of new candidates (Express Entry Pool), and also register with the Job Bank and wait for invitations from employers.
How it works?
The program works quite clearly and simply. A Candidate who wants to apply to the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) must meet the four basic requirements:
- Have a qualification certificate that demonstrates that this employee is able to work in Canada;
Such a certificate can be obtained by passing an exam in one of the specialized colleges in Canada, for example in Ontario College of Trades, with which TML Agency has established long-standing professional communications. The presence of such a certificate gives the candidate a unique opportunity to enter the Express Entry system even if the English exam is below the required minimum.
- Provide proof of knowledge of one of the two official languages of Canada. The level of English or French language requirements for applicants for this program is much lower than for other programs for professionals;
- Have at least two years of experience in the last 5 years;
- Be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the declared profession;
In addition, the candidate’s job responsibilities must comply with the National Occupational Classifications (NOC); and the candidate should not plan to live and work in the province of Quebec.
In total, currently there are 6 groups of priority occupations which participating in the program and give to candidate eligibility for submission to the FSTP. The most popular specialties are: auto mechanic, carpenter, electrician, and mechanics of heavy equipment. Applications are processed only in the order in which they were received. Of course, when calculating points of the candidate it’s taking into account his data such as: Age, education, work experience, languages ability of the main applicant, and also of the spouse.
To successfully complete the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the applicant must also meet additional requirements, such as an assessment of his health, security and safety.