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Federal Skilled Worker Cap Reached, PhD Stream Still Available

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the cap for Federal Skilled Worker applications has been reached. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has received a total of 10,000 applications for processing since July 1 of last year.

There are still certain Federal Skilled Worker applications that are eligible for processing under the PhD stream:

The deadline for these applications is June 30th, 2012, and they must be submitted under the PhD stream and include an offer of arranged employment.

These applications should be from international students who:

– Have completed at least two years of study in Canada towards a PhD or who have graduated from a Canadian PhD program

As of May 8th, the government has received 657 out of the total 1,000 applications allowed.

If you are considering this immigration stream, act now! Contact us immediately to ensure your application is completed properly for the best chance of success.

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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