Federal Skilled Trades Program Follow Up

The Federal Skilled Trades Program allows people to immigrate to the United States on the strength of their skill in a particular trade-program. This is one of the most popular immigration programs in Canada and is well-regarded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

After you apply for the Federal Skilled Trades Program in Canada there are some things that you may want to follow up with the CIC about. There are also some responsibilities that you should undertake.

The CIC, in an effort to make the transition from your home country to Canada, has outlined some useful information for you to consider as you await approval on your application. Available to Canadian Citizens

First of all, if you should decide that you need to ask the CIC a question you should send it to the following address through the post:

Centralized Intake Office
PO Box 8600
Sydney, NS B1P 0G1
Canada

The CIC asks you to keep your questions focused on your application and to please wait at least six weeks after submitting your application before sending your question. It may take the office a little bit of time to respond, so please do not send duplicate questions.

After you send your application, the CIC will first examine your application to make sure that it has all of the necessary parts, if it is missing something it will be immediately returned. You can then re-send the application after you fill in the missing information.

Processing Times

Processing Times, or the time that it will take for the CIC to either approve or deny your application, is a popular question for incoming immigrants to ask. In reality it can be somewhat difficult to give a precise amount of time that an application may take.

The best practice to ensuring that your application is processed as quickly as possible is to ensure that it is complete and that you inform the CIC of any changes in the information on your application, such as a change in address.

If there are no complications with your application, there should be no further delays to your application.

Medical Exams

Because Permanent Residents are entitled to Canada’s healthcare, the CIC has an interest in ensuring that you will not cause an undue burden on Canada’s health system. For this reason you and your family members must all have medical examinations.

Approval of Your Application

After a period of review, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will make a decision on your application. The CIC may decide that they need additional information or an interview before making a decision and this is why it is important to keep them updated with your contact information.

Upon approval of your application, you will be notified and you will then send your passport to the CIC so that they can give you your immigration visa. Do not send your passport until an immigration officer from the CIC tells you to.