Candidates require hands-on work experience and speciality knowledge to be qualified in a skilled trade. The requirements include, [Job offer from up to two employers for at least one year duration accompanied with LMIA, 2 years experience in the skilled trade in the last 5 years, no education requirement but will improve the ranking score, language proficiency of CLB 5, meet the NOC B requirements for the jobs]. About 90 NOC ‘B’ level occupations in Groups 72, 73, 82, 92, 632 and 633 are eligible in the Industrial, electrical and construction trades; maintenance and equipment operations; supervisors and technical occupations in national resources, agriculture and related production; processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators; chefs and cooks; and butchers and bakers trades.
Provincial certification, often difficult to obtain from outside Canada, is required for certain trades in certain provinces. Since all trades are not regulated in all of the provinces (certain trades are federally regulated), an offer of employment becomes mandatory where a trade is not regulated. Tradespersons with an approved offer of employment in their specific eligible trade for one year or more from a Canadian employer are eligible to apply. Applicants need to meet other requirements like settlement funds and admissibility.