Skilled Worker Applications for Canada Filling up fast

Over 6000 Skilled Worker Applications submitted 

As of January 3, 2012 just over 6000 Skilled Worker Applications have been received. There is a cap of 10,000 accepted per year. And for each occupation under the General Occupation List for Skilled workers, there is an individual cap. Below are a list of the occupations and the numbers of applications received for each occupation thus far:

Occupation list Application numbers

Eligible Occupation
(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)
Number of Complete Applications Received
0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers 500 (Cap reached)**
0811 – Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture) 64
1122 – Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management 500 (Cap reached)**
1233 – Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners 217
2121 – Biologists and Related Scientists 500 (Cap reached)**
2151 – Architects 309
3111 – Specialist Physicians 447
3112 – General Practitioners and Family Physicians 467
3113 – Dentists 463
3131 – Pharmacists 500 (Cap reached)**
3142 – Physiotherapists 122
3152 – Registered Nurses 500 (Cap reached)**
3215 – Medical Radiation Technologists 33
3222 – Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 21
3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses 293
4151 – Psychologists 75
4152 – Social Workers 304
6241 – Chefs 66
6242 – Cooks 159
7215 – Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades 82
7216 – Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades 194
7241 – Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) 83
7242 – Industrial Electricians 97
7251 – Plumbers 22
7265 – Welders and Related Machine Operators 33
7312 – Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics 34
7371 – Crane Operators 6
7372 – Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction 6
8222 – Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service 86

*The number of Federal Skilled Worker applications as of January 3, 2012 is an estimate

**Once the cap has been reached, CIC can only accept applications for this occupation from people with an existing offer of arranged employment.

Apply now for your Skilled Worker Application before the cap is reached

If you are eligible to apply for a Skilled Worker Application, it is recommended that you do so. Waiting too long may mean you will be unable to apply due to the cap being reached in your eligible occupation. Once your application is received, you will be “safe” even if the cap is reached afterwards.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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