Federal Skilled Trades Program: FST Eligible Occupations

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is a unique federal economic immigration initiative designed to prioritize the immigration of skilled tradespeople to Canada. It offers a pathway for these professionals from around the globe to settle permanently in Canada, providing them with a stable and prosperous future.

Federal Skilled Trades Class Requirements

  • You must have job offers from up to two employers in Canada for at least one year. An LMIA must accompany the employment. Alternatively, you must also have a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial body.
  • Language proficiency is an essential requirement for the Federal Skilled Trades Program. You must be able to communicate effectively in either English or French, with a minimum score of CLB5 for speaking and listening and CLB4 for reading and writing. This is essential for your successful integration into Canadian society and professional growth.
  • You must possess at least two years of professional work experience in the skilled trade in the last 5 years.
  • You must demonstrate appropriate skills and expertise to perform the duties of the occupation.

FST Eligible Job Occupations

Eligible trade occupations under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system are organized under the following groups.

Major GroupNOC CodeOccupation
7272010Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7272011Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
7272012Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
7272013Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
7272014Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
7272020Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
7272021Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
7272022Supervisors, printing and related occupations
7272023Supervisors, railway transport operations
7272024Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
7272025Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations
7272100Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
7272101Tool and die makers
7272102Sheet metal workers
7272104Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
7272106Welders and related machine operators
7272200Electricians (except industrial and power system)
7272201Industrial electricians
7272202Power system electricians
7272203Electrical power line and cable workers
7272204Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
7272205Telecommunications equipment installation and cable television service technicians
7272301Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
7272302Gas fitters
7272400Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
7272401Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
7272402Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
7272403Railway carmen/women
7272404Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
7272405Machine fitters
7272406Elevator constructors and mechanics
7272410Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
7272411Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators
7272420Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
7272421Appliance servicers and repairers
7272422Electrical mechanics
7272423Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
7272429Other small engine and small equipment repairers
7272500Crane operators
7272501Water well drillers
7272999Other technical trades and related occupations
7373100Concrete finishers
7373101Tile setters
7373102Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
7373110Roofers and shinglers
7373112Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
7373113Floor covering installers
7373200Residential and commercial installers and servicers
7373201General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
7373202Pest controllers and fumigators
7373209Other repairers and servicers
7373300Transport truck drivers
7373301Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
7373310Railway and yard locomotive engineers
7373311Railway conductors and brakemen/women
7373400Heavy equipment operators
7373401Printing press operators
7373402Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction
8282010Supervisors, logging and forestry
8282020Supervisors, mining and quarrying
8282021Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
8282030Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
8282031Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
8383100Underground production and development miners
8383101Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
8383110Logging machinery operators
8383120Fishing masters and officers
9292010Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
9292011Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
9292012Supervisors, food and beverage processing
9292013Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
9292014Supervisors, forest products processing
9292015Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
9292020Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
9292021Supervisors, electronics and electrical products manufacturing
9292022Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
9292023Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
9292024Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
9292100Power engineers and power systems operators
9292101Water and waste treatment plant operators
9393100Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
9393101Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing
9393102Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
632063201Butchers - retail and wholesale

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