Skilled Worker Visa Application
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has announced on June 24th 2011 that the number of Federal Skilled Worker applications accepted will be reduced to 500 applications per occupation, up to a maximum of 10,000 applications. This list takes effect on July 1st 2011 and is valid until June 30th 2012. The list of 29 occupations remains the same.
The occupation list is as follows:
Applications received toward the overall cap: 5 287 of 10,000 as of December 13, 2011
Applications received per 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)||52|
|1122 – Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management||500 (Cap reached)**|
|1233 – Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners||167|
|2121 – Biologists and Related Scientists||427|
|2151 – Architects||245|
|3111 – Specialist Physicians||325|
|3112 – General Practitioners and Family Physicians||380|
|3113 – Dentists||373|
|3131 – Pharmacists||500 (Cap reached)**|
|3142 – Physiotherapists||92|
|3152 – Registered Nurses||500 (Cap reached)**|
|3215 – Medical Radiation Technologists||26|
|3222 – Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists||18|
|3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses||211|
|4151 – Psychologists||64|
|4152 – Social Workers||233|
|6241 – Chefs||50|
|6242 – Cooks||116|
|7215 – Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades||65|
|7216 – Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades||140|
|7241 – Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)||70|
|7242 – Industrial Electricians||82|
|7251 – Plumbers||16|
|7265 – Welders and Related Machine Operators||30|
|7312 – Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics||29|
|7371 – Crane Operators||4|
|7372 – Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction||6|
|8222 – Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service||66|
Skilled Worker Visa Application Process
There are two steps for this application.
First you have to be found eligible to apply. If you are eligible then you are assessed under a point system.
To be found eligible you must have work experience that is on a list of jobs or you must have a government-approved job offer. You are found eligible or rejected within three months of applying.
Point System for Skilled Worker Visa
If you are found eligible then you are assessed under a point system where you are awarded “points” for the various factors below. This process takes about 9-12 months. Each factor has different rules for getting points. If you get 67 points you are allowed to immigrate.
- The higher your level of education or training and your total years of education, the more points you get up to a maximum of 25 points.
- You are awarded points for up to four years of work experience in a high skilled occupation within the past 10 years up to a maximum of 21 points.
- The better you are at English and French language skills, the more points you get up to a maximum of 24 points. To get points in your second language you are usually required to pass a difficult language test.
- The closer your age is to between 21 and 49, the more points you get.
- If you or your spouse have a relative in Canada who will help you to settle in Canada, you get up to 5 points.
- If you or your spouse have worked or studied in Canada, then you get up to 5 points.
- If you have a job in Canada that has been approved by the government, then you get up to 15 points.
If you pass this stage then you must do your medical and security clearances.
How We Will Increase Your Chances of Success
We will do an assessment of the chances of you and your spouse for this type of application. You may be surprised to find that your spouse has a better chance of approval. If your chances are low, we will tell you why and advise you how to improve your chances so that you can apply later on.
The most important factor is the job you can do. We have experience matching your skills to the job with the highest demand and qualifications. This is crucial to maximizing the points you get. We may find a job that you are qualified for that you never would have thought you could do.
If you need to show a demand for your job by having your prospective employer advertise the job through the Canadian government, we will represent you and your employer with the Canadian authorities to maximize the chances that the demand will be shown.
Send Us Your Resume
If you are a foreign worker interested in applying, send us your resume or CV so that we may see if our recruiting services can find you a job or to see if you qualify to migrate without a pre-arranged job. You may contact us as well by completing the form in the upper right side of the page.
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