5 Factors To Help Differentiate The FSWP From The FSTP

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5 Factors To Help Differentiate The FSWP From The FSTP

Aspiring immigrants may check the different programs for Canada and read about the FSWP and the FSTP. Although the Federal Skilled Worker Program And The Federal Skilled Trades Program are both parts of the Express Entry system, finding out that they’re two very different immigration programs can be quite the revelation. 

In order to tell one from the order, here are the factors that you should consider observing:

Purpose

The Federal Skilled Workers Program and the Federal Skilled Trades Program are somewhat similar in their purpose of helping eligible persons immigrate to Canada and to apply for permanent residency. However, it does cater to different audiences.

The FSWP was ideally made for generally skilled workers while the FSTP was created for skilled tradespeople. The FSWP has been around for much longer than the FSTP, which was introduced by the Canadian Government and Immigration Department just a couple of years ago to help with the smaller workforce that Canada used to have. 

Job Offer

There are a couple of similarities between the Federal Skilled Workers Program and the Federal Skilled Trades Program requirements, such as needing proof of funds and being amendable to get employment and reside in a Canadian province. They do, however, differ in many other areas. 

One particular difference between the FSWP and FSTP is the latter’s need for a job offer in specific circumstances. You don’t generally need one to qualify to be in the Express Entry pool of candidates for the FSWP, but it can be a boost to one’s ranking. That’s the same case with the FSTP but in the event that a tradesperson doesn’t have a certificate of qualification in a skilled trade from Canadian territory, they need to have a job offer. 

Language Level

The Canadian Language Benchmark helps determine the level of a person’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English. Meanwhile, the French skills are measured through the Niveaux de Competence Linguistique Canadien.

Any applicants for the FSWP would need a level 7 for their English skills and a 5 for their French skills. It’s considerably lower for those applying to the FSTP, which requires a level 4 in reading and writing and level 5 for speaking and listening. 

Educational Credentials

Those applying for the FSWP need to submit certification that would prove they studied at a secondary or post-secondary level in Canada. If they’re unable to, they can also submit an Educational Credential Assessment from an institution outside of Canada.

Meanwhile, the FSTP doesn’t have any need for educational requirements. If an applicant wants to increase their ranking in the Express Entry pool, they can also provide an Educational Credential Assessment too. 

Job History

Skilled workers who are trying to immigrate through the FSWP would need to have proof of a year’s worth of full-time uninterrupted work experience in the last decade on the minimum skill levels. Skilled trades workers have to keep in mind a few more specifications for theirs.

To qualify for the FSTP, an applicant must have at least two years of full-time uninterrupted work experience in the last decade. Aside from having twice the number of years in their job history, it must also be in a trade such as electrical, construction, in industrial trade, agriculture, manufacturing, and foodservice. 

Conclusion

Differentiating the Federal Skilled Workers Program from the Federal Skilled Trades Program and vice versa can help people differentiate which program they should apply to. Speak with a Canada Express Entry consultant too for your application. 

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