Though very much alike the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), applications made under the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) are assessed based on the applicant’s ability to become economically established in Canada.
Since the advent of the Express Entry selection system on 1 January 2015, applicants who wish to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Trades Class (formerly Federal Skilled Trades Program) must enter the Express Entry pool first. To enter the pool, all FSTC candidates must have either one (or both) of the below:
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Eligible Skilled Trades for Canadian immigration:
|72||Major||Industrial, electrical, and construction trades|
|73||Major||Maintenance and equipment operation trades|
|82||Major||Supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production|
|92||Major||Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators,|
|632||Minor||Chefs and cooks|
|633||Minor||Butchers and bakers|
The processing time for Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) applications are 6 months or less.
|Program Name: Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)|
|Description||Application Processing Fee (C$)||Permanent Residence Fee (C$)|
|If adding spouse or common-law partner||550||490|
|If adding a dependent child (22 years or less)||150||NA|