Residency Applications to Canada Slow in Coming

Canada's permanent residency program (Federal Skilled Worker Class - FSW) started accepting applications 4 May 2013. There is an overall cap of 5,000 and a 300 limit per occupation on the list. Why are there only 65 received as of 4th July 2013? Find out.

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Residency Applications to Canada Slow in Coming
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Posted on July 3, 2013

FSW CAP UPDATE July 4, 2013

65 applications received, 4,035 more to go.

Engineers (except for Civil, mechanical and aerospace) are either not interested to apply as permanent residents to Canada, or their applications are either not complete or considered not admissible.

Financial and investment analysts, on the other hand, are leading the pack of in the list of potential Canadian permanent residents thru the Federal Skilled Worker Category.  As of 4th of July 2013, twenty-eight (28) complete applications have been received. There is a quota of 300 per occupation and an overall cap of 5,000 for all occupations.

Computer programmers (except software engineers/designers are next with 15.

In general, to qualify for permanent residency under the 2013 FSW Program, an applicant (whose occupation is on the list (shown below) must have at least one (1) year of continuous and paid (full-time or an equal amount in part-time) work experience in a single occupation within the last 10 years.  The applicant must earn at least 67 points based on the experience, education, age, and English proficiency.  To get points for education, the applicant’s academic transcripts must first be evaluated by an authorized and recognized credential evaluating organization.

For the complete list of accepted applications and how many more are available per occupation (remember there is a 300 quota per occupation) click on this link:

Eligible occupation
(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)

Number of complete applications counted

0211   Engineering managers


1112   Financial and investment analysts


2113   Geoscientists and oceanographers


2131   Civil engineers


2132   Mechanical engineers


2134   Chemical engineers

2143   Mining engineers

2145   Petroleum engineers

2144   Geological engineers

2146   Aerospace engineers


2147   Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)


2154   Land surveyors

2174   Computer programmers and interactive media developers 


2243   Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2263   Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety

3141   Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

3142   Physiotherapists


3143   Occupational Therapists

3211   Medical laboratory technologists


3212   Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants

3214   Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

3215   Medical Radiation Technologists

3216   Medical Sonographers

3217   Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists


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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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