Canada's FSW Cap Update, Sept. 9, 2013
As of September 9, 2013, the 5,000 permanent resident visa quota thru the Federal Skilled Worker program are still there for tthe taking. There has been no running total of how many applications worldwide are received. However, there is a continuing report on how many places have been filled up per occupation and how many more towards the 5,000 total.
To qualify, an applicant must have at least one 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 at a skill level that meets the definition under the 2011 edition of the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC), and must be in one of the 24 eligible occupations or have a valid offer of arranged employment.
The cap year began on May 4, 2013, and will end on April 30, 2014, unless otherwise stated by the Immigration Minister.
The good news is that only two of the 24 occupations have been filled: Financial and investment analysts and Computer programmers and Interactive Media Developers. Thhere is a total of 300 per occupation.
List of occupations with the NOC code and applications received to date (9-9-13) are shown below:
0211 Engineering managers - 167
1112 Financial and investment analysts- 300 (Cap reached)
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers - 10
2131 Civil engineers - 108
2132 Mechanical engineers - 120
2134 Chemical engineers - 49
2143 Mining engineers - 2
2145 Petroleum engineers - 1
2144 Geological engineers - 16
2146 Aerospace engineers - 6
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers) - 210
2154 Land surveyors - 2
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers, 300 (Cap reached)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics - 17
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety - 67
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists - 3
3142 Physiotherapists - 103
3143 Occupational Therapists 14
3211 Medical laboratory technologists - 79
3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants - 23
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists-- 4
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists - 15
3216 Medical Sonographers - 8
3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists - 6