December 11, 2012

New Federal Skilled Trades Stream to Begin Accepting Applications on January 2, 2013

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has just announced that the new Federal Skilled Trades Stream will begin accepting applications on January 2, 2013.

To address Canada’s growing demand for skilled tradespersons, a new Federal Skilled Trades Program is being launched on January 2, 2013, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

“The new Skilled Trades Stream will help address serious labour shortages in some regions of the country, and support economic growth,” Minister Kenney said. “For too long, Canada’s immigration system has not been open to these in-demand skilled workers. These changes are long overdue and will help us move to a fast and flexible immigration system that works for Canada’s economy.”
Click here to read news release from CIC.

Please note that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept up to a maximum of 3,000 applications only in the first year of the Federal Skilled Trades Program.  Start preparing now!

The first step is to get a Certificate of Qualification. The processing period, requirements, and application fee varies depending on which province you want to settle. Quite complicated but with Canadian Immigration Consultancy, we will make it easy for you.


If you have at least two years work experience and related training in the following areas, you may be eligible to file an application under the proposed Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC):

  • Industrial, Electrical and Construction Trades;
  • Maintenance and Equipment Operation Trades;
  • Supervisors and Technical Occupations in Natural Resources, Agriculture and Related Production;
  • Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities Supervisors and Central Control Operators;
  • Chefs and Cooks
  • Bakers and Butchers.
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