Federal Skilled Trades Program applications are assessed based on an applicant’s ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada. The FST Program allows individuals with job offers or appropriate certification to work in certain occupations to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency in any Province or Territory other than Quebec.
As of January 1, 2015, FST Program applications are being processed through the Express Entry system for immigration to Canada. Candidates eligible under the FST Program must first make an interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online Express Entry profile.
In order to qualify for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa, Canadian FST applicants must fulfill the following minimum requirements: