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Assessment of qualifications for skilled tradespeople

A new international study that will help British and Irish trained tradespeople assess their skills against Canadian criteria is being supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), according to a recent announcement.

The project is a component of the CIC-funded Canadian Immigrant Integration Program, which provides newcomers with labour market information to help them gain employment that reflects their skills, credentials and experience.

The study will identify how British and Irish trade qualifications match up against Canadian requirements across nine skill areas that are in high demand across Canada.

This will assist Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants to better understand the requirements and expectations for tradespeople in the Canadian labour market.

CIC is accepting a maximum of 3,000 applications each year in the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). 

“Canada’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney. 

“This project will help employers find the skilled employees they need to expand their businesses, succeed and help newcomers get a job at their skill level faster.”  

Posted: Apr 1, 2014

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