FSTP-Federal Skilled Trades Program


The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. This is one of the three Federal programs managed through Express Entry.

The federal skilled trades class is prescribed as a class of persons who are skilled trades workers and who may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada in a skilled trade occupation and their intention to reside in a province other than the Province of Quebec.

2023 In-Demand Professions

Minimum Requirements:

Skilled work experience

  1. Skilled trades for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these groups of the National Occupational Classification (NOC):
  2. Major Group 72, industrial, electrical, and construction trades
  3. Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades
  4. Major Group 82, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture, and related production
  5. Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing, and utility supervisors and central control operators
  6. Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks
  7. Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers


Applicants who meet the Education, Age, and Experience criteria are required to fulfill the Prerequisites before submitting the application. These include:

Proof of Language proficiency is a must for every applicant whosoever applies for Canadian Permanent Residence as a skilled worker. There is no exception for anyone even if you are from an English / French-speaking country or have an education from Canada or any other English-speaking country.

Your foreign qualifications, other than those awarded by Canadian Universities and colleges must have been awarded an equivalency before you apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.

  1. Immigration / Visa Fee:

Principal Applicant:

  1.         Cost Recovery fee: C$825
  2.         RPRF: C$500
  3.         Biometrics fee: C$85


  1.        Cost Recovery fee: C$825
  2.        RPRF: C$500
  3.        Biometrics fee: C$85

Children under 14:

  1. C$225 per child
  2. Children 14-22
  3. C$ 225 per child
  4. Biometrics fee: C$85
  5. Biometrics Fee (Family Rate- 2 or more people): C$170



As a first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration.


After completion of the eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending on the country of origin of the applicant, the country of Application, and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:


FREE ASSESSMENT: For a detailed assessment of your profile please submit our online assessment form.

Our Regulated Immigration Consultant Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik-Member ICCRC # R509291  will review your profile and advise you according to your profile.

Next Steps:

Eligible candidates are invited for a Zoom meeting with our consultant at which applicants get a chance to discuss their case at length.

Applicants are sent our retainer agreement

Upon receipt of the signed retainer agreement and initial installment of the Professional fee, the client file is opened at our end.

The client is sent a link to our CRM in which the client can track all his records, payment, upload documents, actions performed by our team, and the progress of the client application.

At Euro Immigration Consultants, we charge our professional fee in 2-3 installments as per the task ahead.