What Type of Work Experience is Needed?
Your work experience must be either Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or Skill Level B on the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Your work experience must be paid, full-time or the equivalent part-time hours. Full-time means at least 30 hours per week. You must have had that work experience during the last 10 years.
These limits do not apply if you have a permanent job offer.
Federal Skilled Trades
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is for people who want to become permanent residents of Canada based on being qualified in a skilled trade.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- Have at least 2 years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part time work experience) within the past 5 years before applying an eligible skilled trade.
- Meet minimum language levels in English or French;
- Have an offer of full-time employment for a total of at least one year; or
- Have a certificate of qualification in your skilled trade issued by a province or territory
has Express Entry streams called the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program that are specific to that province, should you choose to live in Ontario.