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>> Thursday, January 12, 2012


As you all know the Federal Skilled Workers program for Permanent Residents Visa application for Canada has an imposed quota or Canada Cap, for the total applications that they will received for the third Ministerial Instruction.

The current Canada Cap is set at 500 applications for each of the 29 in demand occupation.

The number of applications received in published every week at the website.

The list of occupations as well as the current Canada Cap, will run until June 30, 2012. On July 1, 2012 Citizenship and Immigration Canada will either set a new list and a new Canada Cap or retain the current list and quota.

To date here is the update on the total applications received:

Applications received toward the overall cap: 6,646 of 10,000 as of January 12, 2012

Applications received per eligible occupation:

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) 76
1122 – Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management 500 (Cap reached)**
1233 – Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners 240
2121 – Biologists and Related Scientists 500 (Cap reached)**
2151 – Architects 357
3111 – Specialist Physicians 483
3112 – General Practitioners and Family Physicians 500 (Cap reached)**
3113 – Dentists 497
3131 – Pharmacists 500 (Cap reached)**
3142 – Physiotherapists 143
3152 – Registered Nurses 500 (Cap reached)**
3215 – Medical Radiation Technologists 41
3222 – Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 23
3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses 340
4151 – Psychologists 82
4152 – Social Workers 371
6241 – Chefs 74
6242 – Cooks 185
7215 – Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades 88
7216 – Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades 225
7241 – Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) 102
7242 – Industrial Electricians 105
7251 – Plumbers 28
7265 – Welders and Related Machine Operators 36
7312 – Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics 39
7371 – Crane Operators 9
7372 – Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction 7
8222 – Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service 95

*The number of complete Federal Skilled Worker applications received as of January 12, 2012 is approximate.

**Once the cap has been reached, we can only accept applications for this occupation from people with an existing offer of arranged employment.

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