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
 
 
 

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