The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents based
on being qualified in a skilled trade.
Note: To avoid backlogs and ensure fast processing times, we will accept no more than 5,000 complete federal skilled trade applications for processing as of May 1, 2014. These are the last applications we will accept under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.
Within the 5,000 cap, no more than 100 new applications for each job will be considered for processing.