As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a new electronic system called Express Entry to accept applications for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Trades program.
In order to qualify to apply under this program, you must:
must meet the minimum threshold in English or French-Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening, CLB 4 for reading and writing,
have at least two years of full time experience in a skilled trade within last five years preceding your application,
meet the job requirement for the skilled trades as set out in National occupation classification, except for needing a certificate or qualification, and
have offers of full time employment from up to two employers in Canada of at least one year duration OR a Certificate of Qualification from a provincial or territorial body.