Federal skilled trades class (FSTC)
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
This section is about processing applications for permanent residence submitted by applicants in the federal skilled trades class (FSTC).
The FSTC is prescribed as a class of people who meet all of the following criteria:
- are qualified in a skilled trade
- may become permanent residents on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada
- intend to reside in a province other than Quebec
Program delivery instructions (PDIs) – Select the date the application was received by IRCC
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