Federal Skilled Trades Program

 The Federal Skilled Worker Program was launched in January of 2013 to facilitate the immigration of skilled tradespeople who meet Canada’s current and evolving economy needs.

This program is a direct response to industry’s demand of workers with specific skills and a shortage of workers with those specific skills, by allowing skilled trades workers become permanent residents of Canada.

The following is a list of trades that are currently included in the list of professions in demand. The trades available for this program are divided in 2 cathegories

Group A:

A sub cap of 100 Federal Skilled Trades occupation applications will be accepted for each job listed in this group.

  • Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • Carpenters
  • Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • Supervisors, logging and forestry
  • Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  • Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services
  • Logging machinery operators
  • Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
  • Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
  • Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
  • Power engineers and power systems operators
  • Water and waste treatment plant operators

Group B:

There is no sub cap under the Federal Skilled Trades occupations listed in this group.

  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
  • Ironworkers
  • Welders and related machine operators
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • Industrial electricians
  • Power system electricians
  • Electrical power line and cable workers
  • Telecommunications line and cable workers
  • Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • Plumbers
  • Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • Gas fitters
  • Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • Railway carmen/women
  • Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • Crane operators
  • Drillers and blasters – surface, mining, quarrying and construction
  • Water well drillers
  • Underground production and development miners
  • Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
  • Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

Applications can be processed in 3 or 4 months if the applicant meets all the requirements of the program, has well prepared applications and has strong supporting documentation. At Maple Tree Immigration we can help you during this process, please contact us and let us know of your interest in becoming the next permanent resident under the Federal Skilled Worker program in Canada.