It proves that a person is qualified to work in a certain skilled trade in Canada. This means that they:
- have passed a certification exam, and
- meet all the requirements to practice their trade in that province or territory.
This certificate is issued by the body that governs trades in a Canadian province or territory or by a federal authority.
Depending on which body or authority issues it, this certificate may be called a “certificate of qualification” or a “qualification certificate”. Find out how to get a certificate.
You must complete an Express Entry profile as the first step to immigrate to Canada permanently as a skilled worker.
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 is based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool, using the Comprehensive Ranking System.