Federal Trade Stream

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for applicants who want to become Permanent Residents based on being qualified in a Skilled Trade.


To apply, you must:


  • Plan to live outside the Province of Québec;
  • Meet language ability of Level 5 on IELTS/CELPIP or TEF (For French speaking applicants);
  • Have at least 2 years of experience out of the last 5 years;
  • Have an offer of employment (LMIA – Labour Market Impact Assessment) OR a Trade Certificate issued by a Province.


Eligible Trades are organized under these major and minor groups in the NOC:


  • Major Group 72: Industrial, electrical and construction trades;
  • Major Group 73: Maintenance and equipment operation trades;
  • Major Group 82: Supervisors and Technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production;
  • Major Group 92: Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;
  • Minor Group 632: Chefs and Cooks;
  • Minor Group 633: Butchers and Bakers.


All applicants under this stream must also apply via the Express Entry Online application process.  We provide assistance to applicants who wish to apply online and will assist you at a fee to submit your application.