Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP) | Requirements, Eligibility Criteria and Points Calculator

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Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP) | Requirements, Eligibility Criteria and Points Calculator

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between FST points and CRS points?

There are two different types of point systems required to get PR in Canada. Under Express Entry, candidates for the Federal Skilled Trade Program are assessed on a scale of 100 points. The CRS, or Comprehensive Ranking System, is scored out of 1200 points (in the Express Entry pool). Applicants commonly misunderstand these two aspects. To make things easier, learn the difference between FST and CRS points. The CRS point system, which has a maximum of 1200 points, is used to evaluate applications submitted to the Express Entry pool. For example, a skilled trade worker who applies for the FST programme can get up to 100 points. The candidate becomes eligible for Express Entry after qualifying for the FST points. They are rated in the Express Entry pool based on CRS points. To qualify for the FST, you must get a minimum score of 67 out of 100. A minimum score of 600 out of 1200 is required in the CRS points scoring system.

Is it necessary to have a job offer under the skilled trade Canada program?

Yes, one of the requirements is to have a confirmed employment offer for a period of at least 1 year or, particularly if you are already in Canada on a temporary work basis, you need to hold a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade from a Canadian provincial or territorial authority.

How much time does the application take to process?

The majority of applications are completed within 6 or less than 6 months.

What is the minimum education requirement under the Federal Skilled Trade Program?

The Federal Skilled Trades program has no educational requirements. However, applicants with a Canadian high school or college education will have more chances of being accepted.

What is ECA?

An ECA, or Educational Credential Assessment, verifies that your foreign degree, diploma, certificate, or other educational papers are authentic and equal to those issued in Canada.

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