EXPRESS ENTRY - Federal Skilled Trades Program
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To be eligible, you must:
plan to live outside the province of Quebec (Note: The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers. If you plan on living in Quebec, see Quebec-selected skilled workers for more information),
meet the required levels in English or French for each language ability (speaking, reading, writing and listening),
have at least two years of full-time work experience (or an equal amount of part-time work experience)
Footnote * in a skilled trade within the five years before you apply,
meet the job requirements for that skilled trade as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), except for needing a certificate of qualification, and
have an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year
a Canadian post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree
an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report produced by an agency approved by CIC to show it is equal to Canadian education standards.
meet the minimum language level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening, and Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 for reading and writing
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This means you have to work a total of at least 30 hours over a period of one week for two years in your skilled trade within the five years before you apply.
Up to two employers can commit to employing you for at least one year of continuous full-time work, meaning a total of at least 30 hours of work per week.
There is no education requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
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