Federal Skilled Trades Program

Benefits of the FSTP Visa

For Skilled Tradespeople

Permanent Resdience in Canada

To qualify for the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) visa in Canada, you’ll need to have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount in part-time) in a skilled trade within the last five years.

You’ll also need either a valid job offer (which we will assist with) for full-time employment of at least one year from a Canadian employer, or a certificate of qualification in your skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority such as Red Seal.

In terms of language proficiency, you’ll need to demonstrate your abilities in either English or French by taking an approved language test and achieving the required minimum scores.

Take our Free Visa Checker to see if you qualify for the FSTP. We’ll give you the candid facts about your chances. If you don’t qualify then we’ll check and see if there’s any other Canada Visa options for you.

During your free consultation we’ll also discuss eligibility, time frames, costs, relocation and answer all the questions you’ve been searching. Canada Made Simple guarantees an exceptionally personal service at an industry-beating affordable cost.

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Steps Required for the FSTP Visa

Key Elements of Your FSTP Application

A FSTP application is a complex legal process. If you have never applied for a Substantive Visa before you may only have had experience with tourist visas for various countries. Substantive Visas are different. Holders of the Federal Skilled Trades Program Visa are classed as Permanent Residents of Canada. This means the work required to secure the Visa is lengthy and detailed because Canada only grants Permanent Residence to the right applicants.

Trade Qualifications

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) does not require an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). Unlike programs such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the FSTP focuses on actual trade skills and work experience rather than formal education. However, if you wish to earn additional points for your education under the Express Entry system, you may choose to get an ECA done and we can do this for you.

Express Entry

Canada Made Simple™ will create and submit the best possible Express Entry application for your circumstances. After your Express Entry is submitted we'll work with you to help you find employment OR help you get your qualifications converted to the Red Seal equivalent.

Invitation to Apply

After being selected from the EOI pool you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The ITA can be thought of as 'approval in principle'. It means Canada would like to issue your visa. However, this stage requires the Formal Application. Visa fees are due at this stage, and also background and medicals.

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