Canada New Occupation list for Federal skilled worker applications valid with effect from 1st July, 2011!

On June 25th, 2011, the Department of Citizenship and Immigration has announced new occupation list for prospective Immigrants under federal skilled worker program to Canada. As per announcement there is NO change in the occupation list and the list of 29 occupations that was introduced on June 26th, 2011. The list is again being reproduced for immediate reference.

  • 0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • 0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
  • 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
  • 1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
  • 2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
  • 2151 Architects
  • 3111 Specialist Physicians
  • 3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • 3113 Dentists
  • 3131 Pharmacists
  • 3142 Physiotherapists
  • 3152 Registered Nurses
  • 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
  • 3222 Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
  • 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
  • 4151 Psychologists
  • 4152 Social Workers
  • 6241 Chefs
  • 6242 Cooks
  • 7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
  • 7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
  • 7241 Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
  • 7242 Industrial Electricians
  • 7251 Plumbers
  • 7265 Welders & Related Machine Operators
  • 7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • 7371 Crane Operators
  • 7372 Drillers & Blasters — Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
  • 8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

Additional notes

The instructions on occupation list announcement will apply to applications received by the designated Citizenship and Immigration Canada offices on or after July 1, 2011. All Federal Skilled Worker applications received by the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia prior to July 1, 2011 shall continue to be considered for processing having regard to the list in place at the time of receipt. Considering that there is no change in list, they may not get different treatment. However, the applications received after July 1st, 2011 may be subjected to different requirements as regards application forms and documents. So, reference to applicable application forms and accompanying documents that must be filed with application received AFTER July 1st, 2011 should be carefully reviewed before applications are dispatched to CIO, Nova Scotia for preliminary approval of the Federal skilled worker application.

Cap on the number of applications to be processed per year

10,000 of maximum new Federal Skilled Worker applications, without an offer of arranged employment, will be considered for processing each year.

Within the 10,000 cap, 500 of maximum new Federal Skilled Worker applications per National Occupation Classification or NOC code will be considered for processing each year.

Unless otherwise indicated, the cap year will effective from 1st July 2011 and end on 30th June 2012, unless otherwise indicated in a future Ministerial Instruction. Consequent years will be calculated from 1st July to 30th June, except any further indication in a future Ministerial Instruction.

Thus, the immigration quota has been diminished to 10,000 from prior 20,000 applications and within each NOC; the immigration quota has been reduced to 500 from1000 applications. So applicants interested in making an application MUST start the process immediately and get the applications lodged in without delays. Remember that quota of 500 applications under each NOC is worldwide quota.

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