How can I get a certificate of qualification from a provincial or territorial body for the Federal Skilled Trades Program?
In Canada, provinces and territories:
- are in charge of education and training, including skilled trades apprenticeships
- decide on the standards and conditions used to assess and recognize foreign credentials for certain trades
The regulatory body that governs trades in a province or territory:
- must assess your training, trade experience and skills
- will decide if you’re eligible to write an exam to be certified
To get a certificate of qualification, you:
- will likely have to physically go to the province or territory to write the certification exam
- may need an employer in Canada to give you training and work experience before you’re allowed to write the exam
Contact the provincial or territorial regulatory body for more information.
Note: Completing an Express Entry profile is the first step to immigrate to Canada permanently as a skilled worker. Completing an Express Entry profile does not guarantee that you will receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. An Invitation to Apply for permanent residence will be based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System.
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