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Total complete applications received since July 1, 2011


On July 1, 2011, the eligibility criteria for Federal Skilled Worker applicants changed.
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).
Applications received toward the overall cap: 5 614 of 10,000 as of December 19, 2011

Applications received per eligible occupation:

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)59
1122 – Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management500 (Cap reached)**
1233 – Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners181
2121 – Biologists and Related Scientists463
2151 – Architects266
3111 – Specialist Physicians369
3112 – General Practitioners and Family Physicians412
3113 – Dentists407
3131 – Pharmacists500 (Cap reached)**
3142 – Physiotherapists104
3152 – Registered Nurses500 (Cap reached)**
3215 – Medical Radiation Technologists30
3222 – Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists19
3233 – Licensed Practical Nurses236
4151 – Psychologists66
4152 – Social Workers255
6241 – Chefs53
6242 – Cooks134
7215 – Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades71
7216 – Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades163
7241 – Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)74
7242 – Industrial Electricians86
7251 – Plumbers17
7265 – Welders and Related Machine Operators32
7312 – Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics31
7371 – Crane Operators4
7372 – Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction6
8222 – Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service76
*The number of complete Federal Skilled Worker applications received as of December 19 2011 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.
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. We are looking into ways to minimize the effect of this on website updates.

Applications received from PhDapplicants:

Applications received toward the overall cap: 37 of 1,000as of December 19, 2011

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