Federal Skilled Trades Program

Under the Express Entry system, the Federal Skilled Trades program is currently one of the three offered programs under the Express Entry. The candidate must receive the invitation letter under Express Entry before they will be considered under the Federal Skilled Trades program. The candidate must have at least two years of skilled trade experience during five years immediately preceding the date of the candidate’s application. The candidate’s application will be assessed based on skilled trade experience, language proficiency, education, proof of funds, and other various factors. The poof of minimum education level is not required, however, the candidate can earn extra points by submitting the necessary proof as specified under the Federal Skilled Trades program.