Applicants must create a profile in Step 1 of the Express Entry process, and be ranked according to their personal qualifications. Based on this ranking (out of a maximum 1,200 points), Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will make regular draws and send invitations to apply for permanent residence, to the highest ranked and most qualified candidates from the Express Entry profile pool. Step 2 is to submit your application and supporting documentation to CIC for the permanent residence approval process, your qualifications will be verified and you will need to meet other security, medical and admissibility criteria.
The Skilled Trades currently eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Program are organized under these major and minor groups of the NOC:
The minimum requirements to be eligible include:
Canada is continually seeking qualified skilled trade workers as immigrants, to fill chronic shortages in many skilled worker categories across the country.