Canadian Immigration Department Finalizes Occupation List for Federal Skilled Trades Program

Welders will be one of the occupations that will be accepted without a 100 application sub-cap under the new Federal Skilled Trade Program (Joe Mabel)

CICS News has learned that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has made a final decision on which occupations will be eligible for the new Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) that is scheduled to open on January 2nd.

CIC is expected to announce that the FSTP will give occupations one of two treatments; Group A occupations will be sub-capped at 100 applications per year for that particular occupation, and Group B occupations will have no sub-cap and will be accepted until the program’s total cap of 3,000 applications has been reached for the year.

Occupations within Group A will be:

  • Contractors and supervisors in electrical trades and
    telecommunications occupations
  • Contractors and supervisors in carpentry trades
  • Contractors and supervisors in other construction trades,
    installers, repairers and servicers
  • Carpenters
  • Contractors and supervisors in mechanic trades
  • Contractors and supervisors for heavy equipment operator
  • Supervisors in logging and forestry
  • Supervisors in mining and quarrying
  • Contractors and supervisors in oil and gas drilling services
  • Logging machinery operators
  • Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and
    specialized livestock workers
  • Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • Supervisors in petroleum, gas and chemical processing
    and utilities
  • Supervisors in plastic and rubber products manufacturing
  • Central control and process operators, mineral and metal
  • Power engineers and power systems operators
  • Water and waste treatment plant operators

Occupations within Group B will be:

  • Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
  • Ironworkers
  • Welders and related machine operators
  • Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • Industrial electricians
  • Power system electricians
  • Electrical power line and cable workers
  • Telecommunications line and cable workers
  • Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • Plumbers
  • Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • Gas fitters
  • Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • Railway carmen/women
  • Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • Crane operators
  • Drillers and blasters — surface, mining, quarrying and
  • Water well drillers
  • Underground production and development miners
  • Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related
  • Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

The FSTP is intended to meet labour shortages in Canada’s resource sectors by creating a path to immigration for foreign nationals skilled in high-demand trades like welding and drilling.

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8 Responses to Canadian Immigration Department Finalizes Occupation List for Federal Skilled Trades Program


    Dear Sir/Madam,

    If possible I would like to know some information about how I can use this new immigration plan that provides Canada because I like to go to work there. I have a college degree in topography and considerable experience in earthmoving and major engineering works.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours faithfully

    Alejandro Santana.

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  3. sameera says:

    When will federal skilled worker occupation.list starts

  4. Tom fleming says:

    I am a fabricator /welder in the agri/machinery trade with over 20 years experience in this field. I am married with four children. My phone number is 087 2900402. I live in south west of Ireland.

  5. nindi bhoond says:

    Good information

  6. sadia says:

    When will federal skilled program announce
    And how many bands are required for ielts for 2014

  7. Armend says:

    Please , vissa for me and my family because no have work in Kosovo and i like go to Canada.

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