Showing posts with label Federal Skilled Trade Class. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Federal Skilled Trade Class. Show all posts

January 23, 2013

British Columbia Industry Training Authority (ITA) Certificate of Qualification

The Federal Skilled Trades Program may have already started, but, apparently the provincial institutions to issue certificate of qualification are not yet ready.  Here's an email I received from  Industry Training Authority (ITA) Customer Service of British Columbia:

If you are planning to immigrate to British Columbia, Canada under the Federal Skilled Trades Program and wish to challenge the trade certification; please find all the information and requirements here

You will require a BC mailing address to apply for the challenge process. You can do this by:
  • 1.acquiring a PO Box
  • 2.using a family member's address who resides in BC
  • 3.through an immigration service.
You will also need a Canadian or US passport to write the Certificate of Qualification exam. We are currently reviewing our id requirements in order to write an exam and anticipate that this requirement will be changed in approximately 3 months. At that time you will be able to write the exam without a Canadian or US Passport. However, we urge that you do not make any travel arrangements to come to British Columbia, Canada until we have revised our identification requirements.
So there.  You really have to visit Canada to challenge the exam and get a Certificate of Qualification.  Then again, changes will be implemented soon to cope up with the Federal Skilled Trades Program requirements. We will keep you posted.

January 3, 2013

IELTS Score and CLB Level Equivalent

Here's the official IELTS Score and Canadian Language Benchmark Level Equivalency table.

                                  CLB Level Test results for each ability
   Listening    Reading    Writing    Speaking
                                     9 8.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0
                                     8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
                                    7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
                                    6 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.5
                                    5 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
                                   4 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0

This will be used for Federal Skilled Trades Program and possibly for the new Federal Skilled Worker Program, too.  General Training Module is the required module for both programs.

To be eligible for Federal Skilled Trades Program, applicant must meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 for reading and writing.

IELTS Score and CLB Level Equivalent

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is one of the systems used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to measure applicant's English Language proficiency.

43 jobs will be eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Trades

Citizenship and Immigration Canada have just announced that it will accept applications under the new Federal Skilled Trades Program accepts applications starting January 2, 2013.

There will be 43 jobs eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Trades program in the first year of the program, from January 2, 2013 to January 1, 2014.  A maximum of 3,000 applications will be accepted this year.  The list of 43 jobs eligible are divided into 2 groups. A sub cap of 100 applications per classfication will be imposed for those included in Group A. No sub cap will be imposed for those included in Group B.

43 jobs will be eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Trades

Group A – Jobs with sub-caps of 100 applications each (and their corresponding 2011 NOC code)

  • 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • 7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • 7271 Carpenters
  • 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
  • 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  • 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services
  • 8241 Logging machinery operators
  • 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
  • 9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
  • 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
  • 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
  • 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators
Group B – no sub-caps (2011 NOC code)
  • 7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • 7233 Sheet metal workers
  • 7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
  • 7236 Ironworkers
  • 7237 Welders and related machine operators
  • 7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 7242 Industrial electricians
  • 7243 Power system electricians
  • 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
  • 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
  • 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • 7251 Plumbers
  • 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • 7253 Gas fitters
  • 7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 7314 Railway carmen/women
  • 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • 7371 Crane operators
  • 7372 Drillers and blasters - surface, mining, quarrying and construction
  • 7373 Water well drillers
  • 8231 Underground production and development miners
  • 8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
  • 9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
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December 11, 2012

Certificate of Qualification - Federal Skilled Trade Class

Interested to live and work in Canada via Federal Skilled Trade Class?  The first requirement is you must have an offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory to ensure that applicants are “job ready” upon arrival.

Arguably, it is easier to get a Certificate of Qualification than to get an offer of employment.  And with a Certificate of Qualification, it would be easier to get an employment offer.  Thus, this Federal Skilled Trade Class program is highly dependent on getting your skills and experience recognized in Canada. 

Now, the question is this: How to get a Certificate of Qualification?

First, you need to decide which province you want to settle in.  Once decided, then check your options on how to get your skills and experience certified. 

To make it easy for you, just click the link below for each province's apprenticeship programs and details how to get Certificate of Qualifications:

Alberta -  Apprenticeship and Industry Training
British Columbia - Industry Training Authority
Manitoba -Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade
New Brunswick - Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor
Newfoundland and Labrador -  Apprenticeship & Trades Certification Division
Northwest Territories - Education, Culture and Employment
Nova Scotia - Apprenticeship Training Division
Nunavut - Training and Apprenticeship Opportunities
Ontario - Employment Ontario
Prince Edward Island -  Apprenticeship, Training, and Certification
Qu├ębec - Skills and Vocational Qualification
Saskatchewan - Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Yukon  - Department of Education

By visting the website of instiutions with jurisdiction to your trade, you will have an idea how to process it.  But if you want to be guided, Canadian Immigration Consultancy can help you!

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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