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Canada’s New Immigration Policy effective May 01, 2014

New caps for Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Programs (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) have been announced.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Skilled workers are selected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as permanent residents, who meet the minimum requirements and who have the ability to economically establish in Canada other than the province of Quebec, based on the six selection factors.

  • Overall cap of 25,000 applications in eligible occupations stream
  • Cap of 500 applications for PhD eligibility stream
  • No limit on applicants who have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Sub-caps of 1,000 applications for each of the 50 eligible occupations below:

    0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

    0015 Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

    0111 Financial managers

    0112 Human resources managers

    0113 Purchasing managers

    0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers

    0311 Managers in health care

    0711 Construction managers

    0712 Home building and renovation managers

    0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing

    0911 Manufacturing managers

    1111 Financial auditors and accountants

    1112 Financial and investment analysts

    1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

    1114 Other financial officers

    1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

    1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers

    1224 Property administrators

    2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers

    2131 Civil engineers

    2132 Mechanical engineers

    2133 Electrical and electronics engineers

    2145 Petroleum engineers

    2171 Information systems analysts and consultants

    2172 Database analysts and data administrators

    2173 Software engineers and designers

    2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers

    2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

    2234 Construction estimators

    2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

    2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

    2263 Inspectors in public and environmntal health and occupational health and safety

    2281 Computer network technicians

    3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

    3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

    3111 Specialist physicians

    3112 General practitioners and family physicians

    3132 Dietitians and nutritionists

    3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

    3142 Physiotherapists

    3143 Occupational therapists

    3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists & cardiopulmonary technologists

    3215 Medical radiation technologists

    3216 Medical sonographers

    3233 Licensed practical nurses

    3234 Paramedical occupations

    4011 University professors and lecturers

    4151 Psychologists

    4214 Early childhood educators and assistants

    5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters

 

Federal Skilled Trades Program

This program is for people who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.

  • Overall cap of 5,000 applications with sub-caps of 100 applications for each of 90 skilled trades

  • 6321 Chefs
  • 6322 Cooks
  • 6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale
  • 6332 Bakers
  • 7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • 7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • 7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • 7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
  • 7232 Tool and die makers
  • 7233 Sheet metal workers
  • 7234 Boilermakers
  • 7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
  • 7236 Ironworkers
  • 7237 Welders and related machine operators
  • 7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 7242 Industrial electricians
  • 7243 Power system electricians
  • 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers
  • 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers
  • 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers
  • 7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians
  • 7251 Plumbers
  • 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • 7253 Gas fitters
  • 7271 Carpenters
  • 7272 Cabinetmakers
  • 7281 Bricklayers
  • 7282 Concrete finishers
  • 7283 Tilesetters
  • 7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • 7291 Roofers and shinglers
  • 7292 Glaziers
  • 7293 Insulators
  • 7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 7295 Floor covering installers
  • 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • 7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • 7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations
  • 7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • 7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 7313 Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 7314 Railway carmen/women
  • 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • 7316 Machine fitters
  • 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • 7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • 7322 Motor vehicle body repairers
  • 7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics
  • 7332 Appliance servicers and repairers
  • 7333 Electrical mechanics
  • 7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • 7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers
  • 7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers
  • 7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women
  • 7371 Crane operators
  • 7372 Drillers and blasters - surface, mining, quarrying and construction
  • 7373 Water well drillers
  • 7381 Printing press operators
  • 7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
  • 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry
  • 8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying
  • 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling services
  • 8231 Underground production and development miners
  • 8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers
  • 8241 Logging machinery operators
  • 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • 8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • 8261 Fishing masters and officers
  • 8262 Fishermen/women
  • 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing
  • 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities
  • 9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • 9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing
  • 9215 Supervisors, forest products processing
  • 9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
  • 9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
  • 9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
  • 9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
  • 9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • 9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing
  • 9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
  • 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing
  • 9232 Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators
  • 9235 Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators
  • 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators
  • 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

Canadia Experience Classs

This program is for people who already have skilled work experience in Canada and want to immigrate permanently.

  • Overall cap of 8,000 applications
  • Sub-caps of 200 applications each for any NOC B occupation
  • Six ineligible occupations: administrative officers (NOC code 1221), administrative assistants (1241), accounting technicians/bookkeepers (1311), cooks (6322), food service supervisors (6311), and retail sales supervisors (6211).

 

 
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