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:

Occupations within Group B will be:

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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