The CIO would need to process all complete FTW applications it receives on or after May 01, 2014. It would therefore, place all complete applications that meet the eligibility criteria into processing.
Applicants seeking eligibility under the FST Program would need to meet the following criteria. They would need to:
- Meet the language threshold for the FST class as prescribed by the Minister in each of the four language abilities such as:
- Oral Comprehension
- Reading and,
- Provide evidence of having at least two years (or 24 months) of full-time (or the part-time equivalent) of paid work experience. Applicants must have acquired this experience within the last five years in one of the eligible skilled trade occupations listed earlier in this Operational Bulletin. This criterion is in accordance with the 2011 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
- The CIO would need to verify whether the applicant meets the eligibility requirements.
In addition, the CIO would also need to check another aspect. They would need to ensure that the application does not go beyond the maximum caps prescribed by MI12.
Some applications would meet all the prescribed criteria. Therefore, the CIO would place these applications into processing.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration