Federal Skilled Trades Program

Canada’s Federal Skilled Trades Program was introduced in January 2013. The Program offers permanent resident status to foreign nationals qualified in a skilled trade. It is intended to improve Canada’s ability to meet the labour demand in trades sectors such as construction, oil & gas, mining, agriculture, and forestry, which have some of the highest sectoral job vacancy rates in Canada. Applicants seeking permanent residence through this program first must apply using the Express Entry system.

The Immigration Law Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. has the expertise to assist both employers and potential applicants with evaluating eligibility for this program, preparing comprehensive application packages, and addressing any potential complications.



Express Entry: Top 5 Tips – Warren Creates and Jacqueline Bonisteel, February 2015

The Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canada Experience Class – Presentation to the Ontario Bar Association Institute 2013, Toronto, ON, February 2013 Download

New Federal Skilled Trades Program Unveiled – Warren Creates & Jacqueline BonisteelJanuary 2013



–          Appeals and Judicial Reviews

–          Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

–          Federal Skilled Worker Program

–          Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA)

–          Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

–          Working in Canada