The federal skilled trade class visa application is designed for people wishing to opt for permanent resident status on basis of their skilled trade and qualification. All applications under this section are to be routed through the express entry profile (as of January, 2015).
Eligibility criteria for the trade class visa:
  • Have a plan to live outside Quebec City. This is because the city selects its own skill set of workers.
  • Should possess English or French language skills up to the specified levels. It means to read, write and listen to the same.
  • Possess a full time work experience of two years or an equal duration of part-time position of five years in a skilled trade.
  • Should be eligible for the minimum job requirements for the application process. These are specified in National occupation classification (NOC).
  • The applicant should not be inadmissible to the Canada or its territory.
  • A plan to settle out of Quebec City.