Skilled tradespeople may be eligible to apply for a permanent residency visa under the Federal Skilled Trades category.
To qualify under the Federal Skilled Trades category, applicants must, amongst other criteria, have:
If an applicant meets the criteria for the Federal Skilled Trades program, they are required to submit an application under the Express Entry system.
Qualifying applicants will be placed into a pool of applicants (along with Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class applicants) and CIC will complete a points assessment under the Comprehensive Ranking System Grid.
Applicants will be awarded points based on the following factors:
Applicants will be ranked in order of their points score under the Comprehensive Ranking System and the highest-scoring applicants will be invited to apply for permanent residency.
Applicants may remain in the Express Entry pool for 12 months and CIC will select applicants throughout the year.
Successful applicants under the Skilled Trades category will be eligible to obtain Canadian permanent residency status which will allow the applicant and their accompanying family members to live and work anywhere in Canada. However, applicants wishing to reside in Quebec should apply under the Quebec immigration program.
If you do not qualify for permanent residency status under the Skilled Trades category, there may be other visa options available to you.
Brazolot Migration Group now hosts a series of free webinars (online seminars) about Canadian immigration and the different visa options. Please visit our “Canada – You CAN Go!” page to find out more and to register.