New Federal Skilled Worker Program Launched by CIC – Applications Now Accepted

Skilled Workers, whose skills and experience fall under the CIC Occupation List, have a new fast track option to immigrate to Canada. The listed processing time for this program is 12 months and this program does not require you to have Canadian work experience. 3,000 applicants will be accepted. There will be no limit on the 26 in-demand occupations, while 17 occupations will be subject to sub-limits of 100 applications each. What we do know about these types of programs from previous and similar programs offered by CIC is that is important for applicants to submit a completed application as soon as possible because CIC does not post in real time the number of accepted applicants per category. If a category is full it often takes 2-4 months before you find out that the cap has been reached. The requirements for the program are:
1. Your skill and work experience falls within the category listed on the Occupation List. See next post for the detailed list of occupations from CIC.
2. Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants must demonstrate basic language proficiency in either English or French at the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 for reading and writing.
3. A valid offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory in a qualifying skilled trade.
4. At least two years of work experience in the occupation within the last five years.
5. Meeting the employment requirements set out in the National Occupational Classification system, with the exception of licensing requirements, which are addressed separately.
If you require any information about this program, would like to know if you qualify, or would like Whistler Immigration to assist you in the preparation and submission of your application please contact us.
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