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Federal Skilled Trades Program

In order to qualify to apply as a Federal Skilled Tradesperson you need to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience) in a skilled trade within the five years before you make an application
  • Meet the job requirements for the skilled trade you are applying under
  • Obtain the required CLB levels in all sections of an approved language test
  • Have the required settlement funds for your family size
  • Have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year from a Canadian Employer OR a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority (foreign trade qualifications do not count)
    • If you do not meet either of these criteria you will not be eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Number of Family Members
(Including Principal Applicant)
Required Amount of Funds
1$ 11,931
2$ 14,853
3$ 18,260
4$ 22,170
5$ 25,145
6$ 28,359
7 or more$ 31,574
Rating of  Average of 4.75 on a total of 8 Ratings