Thursday, February 23, 2012

Total complete applications received since July 1, 2011



On January 31, 2012, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Statistics Canada updated the 2006 edition of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) with a 2011 version. The changes affect Federal Skilled Worker applications in certain occupations.

For more information, see the full notice.
Between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, a maximum of 10,000 complete Federal Skilled Worker applications will be considered for processing. Within the 10,000 cap, a maximum of 500 Federal Skilled Worker applications per eligible occupation will be considered for processing within this same time frame.
Starting November 5, 2011, CIC will accept a total of 1,000 applications from international students who have completed at least two years of study towards a PhD and or who graduated from a Canadian PhD program in the 12 months before the date their application is received byCIC. Find out more about eligibility for this category or see the number of applications received to date on this site.
These limits do not apply to applications with an offer of arranged employment (job offer).
Note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, the CIO cannot review each application for completeness on the same day it arrives at the office. The numbers on this page are updated at least once a week, but these figures are meant as a guide only. There is no guarantee that an application sent in now will fall within the cap by the time it reaches the CIO.
*The number of complete Federal Skilled Worker applications received 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.
Eligible Occupation
(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)
Number of Complete Applications Received*
0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers500 (Cap reached)**
0811 – Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)138
1122 – Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management500 (Cap reached)**
1233 – Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners439
2121 – Biologists and Related Scientists500 (Cap reached)**
2151 – Architects500 (Cap reached)**
3111 – Specialist Physicians500 (Cap reached)**
3112 – General Practitioners and Family Physicians500 (Cap reached)**
3113 – Dentists500 (Cap reached)**
3131 – Pharmacists500 (Cap reached)**
3142 – Physiotherapists273
3152 – Registered Nurses500 (Cap reached)**
3215 – Medical Radiation Technologists70
3222 – Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists41
3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses500 (Cap reached)**
4151 – Psychologists152
4152 – Social Workers500 (Cap reached)**
6241 – Chefs144
6242 – Cooks341
7215 – Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades157
7216 – Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades404
7241 – Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)189
7242 – Industrial Electricians199
7251 – Plumbers53
7265 – Welders and Related Machine Operators54
7312 – Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics61
7371 – Crane Operators13
7372 – Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction12
8222 – Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service147

Applications received from PhDapplicants:

Applications received toward the overall cap: 197 of 1,000