Thursday, October 16, 2014

Canada Immigration: List of Federal skilled workers & Current Update

Applications per eligible occupation:  

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/complete-applications.asp

As of May 1, 2014, there is an overall cap of 25,500 for new federal skilled worker applications. This includes a cap of 500 applications from PhD students. There are also sub-caps of 1,000 for each of the 50 eligible occupations. The caps do not affect people with a valid job offer. These are the last applications we will accept under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.
as of October 3, 2014

Eligible occupation
(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)   
                    Number of complete applications

0013
Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
45
0015
Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
15
0111
Financial managers
148
0112
Human resources managers
44
0113
Purchasing managers
64
0121
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
23
0311
Managers in health care
21
0711
Construction managers
24
0712
Home building and renovation managers
4
0811
Managers in natural resources production and fishing
2
0911
Manufacturing managers
72
1111
Financial auditors and accountants
169
1112
Financial and investment analysts
741
1113
Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
-
1114
Other financial officers
63
1123
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
105
1212
Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
52
1224
Property administrators
5
2113
Geoscientists and oceanographers
15
2131
Civil engineers
235
2132
Mechanical engineers
376
2133
Electrical and electronics engineers
216
2145
Petroleum engineers
18
2171
Information systems analysts and consultants
348
2172
Database analysts and data administrators
73
2173
Software engineers and designers
425
2174
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 
1,000
2232
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
10
2234
Construction estimators
5
2241
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
27
2243
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
14
2263
Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
67
2281
Computer network technicians
242
3011
Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
6
3012
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
189
3111
Specialist physicians
9
3112
General practitioners and family physicians
11
3132
Dietitians and nutritionists
1
3141
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
5
3142
Physiotherapists
193
3143
Occupational Therapists
2
3214
Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
2
3215
Medical Radiation Technologists
4
3216
Medical Sonographers
8
3233
Licensed practical nurses
12
3234
Paramedical occupations
2
4011
University professors and lecturers
86
4151
Psychologists
3
4214
Early childhood educators and assistants
8
5125
Translators, terminologists and interpreters
14

Canadian Immigration - (Preparing for the launch of “Express Entry”)



New caps for Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Programs, and Canadian Experience Class

 Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander  announced new measures in key economic immigration programs to prepare for next year’s launch of Express Entry, Canada’s new active recruitment model. Express Entry will lead to a faster and more flexible economic immigration system that will address Canada’s economic and labour market needs.

To prepare for the launch of Express Entry in 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will begin accepting applications under new caps for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC), starting May 1, 2014. These measures will ensure a steady supply of skilled workers who are settling in Canada permanently and helping to supplement the Canadian workforce in areas where there are skills shortages.

With the FSWP backlog on track for elimination this year, a new cap of 25,000 applications will provide the appropriate number of applications to support expected admissions in 2015. The list of eligible occupations – reflecting the latest labour market needs – will be more than doubled, from 24 to 50 occupations.

To support Canada’s need for skilled trades people, the FSTP cap will be increased to 5,000 applications. All 90 skilled trades designated under the program regulations will now be eligible for consideration, although sub-caps remain in order to ensure appropriate representation of occupations.
The CEC cap will be re-set at 8,000 applications, as of May 1, 2014, to cover the transition period leading up to Express Entry.

The full set of Ministerial Instructions will be available in the Canada Gazette on April 26, 2014.

Quick facts

  • These are the last FSWP, FSTP and CEC applications that will be accepted under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.
  • Application caps ensure that the immigration programs continue to address labour market needs and that backlogs are not created.
  • The latest FSWP occupation list was developed based on recent labour market data from Employment and Social Development Canada and input from the provinces and territories on regional labour market needs.
  • Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2014 will invest $14 million over two years and $4.7 million per year ongoing to ensure the successful implementation of Express Entry.