December 12, 2012
New Federal Skilled Trades Stream to Begin Accepting Applications on January 2, 2013
A new Federal Skilled Trades Program is being launched on January 2, 2013. “The new Skilled Trades Stream will help address serious labour shortages in some regions of the country, and support economic growth,” Said Minister Jason Kenney.
The program criteria are built around four requirements that ensure applicants will have the right skills and experience needed to succeed in Canada. In order to qualify, applicants will need to:
- have an offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory to ensure that applicants are “job ready” upon arrival;
- meet a basic language requirement;
- have a minimum of two years of work experience as a skilled tradesperson, to ensure that the applicant has recent and relevant practice as a qualified journeyman; and
- have the skills and experience that match those set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC B) system, showing that they have performed the essential duties of the occupation.
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