Federal Skilled Worker Occupation List Released

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced 24 occupations that will eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) today released the list of 24 occupations that will be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) when it launches next month on May 4th.

Furthermore, four organizations designated to provide Educational Credential Assessments (ECAs) for applicants who studied outside of Canada.

The eligible occupations are:

  • Engineering managers
  • Financial and investment analysts
  • Geoscientists and oceanographers
  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Chemical engineers
  • Mining engineers
  • Geological engineers
  • Petroleum engineers
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)
  • Land surveyors
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • Medical radiation technologists
  • Medical sonographers
  • Cardiology technicians and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (not elsewhere classified)

The organizations designated to provide ECAs are:

  • Comparative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
  • World Education Services
  • Medical Council of Canada

Moreover, CIC announced a 5,000 cap for new FSWP applications, and a sub-cap of 300 applications for each eligible occupation.

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said the new applications would take one year to process:

“As a result of the actions taken by the Government to deal with the massive backlogs and unacceptably long wait times, FSW applications will be processed in approximately one year.”

“We will not be able to remain competitive and attract the skilled immigrants we need if we allow backlogs and wait times to grow again. That’s why we are capping application intake and focusing on specific occupations that are experiencing labour shortages in Canada. This will also help us transition nicely into the just-in-time immigration system of the future,” Kenney added.

12 thoughts on “Federal Skilled Worker Occupation List Released

  1. Sir, the job list u announced is heart breaking………. many important occupations are left…


  2. I am working in a textile industry as a production manager. It is a knit composite industry. My duty area covers production planning, monitoring workers tasks, product development, machines selection according to fabric requirements, monitoring safety issues, cost effective production etc.
    I need to know that can I apply for migration under engineering manager quota.

  3. Thank you for your time and information, as long as CIC cited that new occupation list will publish on May 4, 2013 whereas we received it now. My question is when CIC decide to accept new applicant’s documents in 2013? 4 may 2013 or 1 July 2013?I would be grateful if you consider it.

  4. MBA-finance and Bechelor of Commerce and 4 years experience in finance officer is valid for financial analyst or not.

  5. Hi,
    Can any one help me; i completed mba HR, have 3-4yrs exp; in above mentioned occupation list, mba hr was listed there or not? if it was there, please mention the correct category, which i go under?
    Thanks in advance.

  6. Sir isa cardiology technicians in the category listed, similar to echocardiography technicians? Medical related courses like nursing who went on a training and became an echo Tech.. Thnx pls reply

  7. Even i am wondering about the hospitality industry occupations.
    its not there in the new list released at 4th may. what i think the hospitality and medical industry would still boom in coming years specially in b.c & Alberta region.
    people need to focus on new attracting destinations like Australia,new Zealand, Norway ,Denmark etc rather than wasting their time ,effort and in some cases money too.
    even Canada is having huge potential but they are focusing the current requirement of experienced people resource. well it seems like people needs to keep on hanging & updating their-self about all these changes and requirement time to time.

    Regards to All,

  8. sir,
    i am a veterinarian, passed ielts with 6.5 in general training mode during 01/2012. can i apply for migration under any category ? pl reply/help

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