Immigration Canada Announces A Priority Occupations List for Federal Skilled Worker Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada warned would-be applicants in a notice on March 1st that those who prepare their applications before the priority occupations list is published in April do so at their own risk

After months of speculation that the new Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) would not have a priority occupations list, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has officially announced that the program will in fact have a priority occupations list when it starts taking applications on May 4th of this year.

CIC issued the notice on March 1st, and warned applicants who prepare their applications before the list is published that they do so at the risk that their occupation is not on that list and that their application will therefore not be accepted.

The notice also stated that three important facets of the new FSWP will be announced in April: the cap on the number of applications for the program that will be accepted this year, the composition of the priority occupations list, and the organizations that will be designated to conduct educational credential assessments.

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12 Responses to Immigration Canada Announces A Priority Occupations List for Federal Skilled Worker Program

  1. jeeya says:

    hi
    when exactly the priority occupations list will be published
    thanks

  2. khan says:

    hi
    if i have atleast one year experience in the past 10 years in a required occupation, any experience that falls beyond 10 years will also be considered like, 8 years ago i worked for 4 years where 2 years falls within 10 years and 2 beyond 10 years. will it be considered as 2 years or 4 years experience.
    Thanks for your help

  3. jinni says:

    Wheen will the occupation list be exposed by cic it will also take time to prepare the file as well as to get the education credentials asessed before 4 may

  4. sameera says:

    Hi I would like to know when exactly immigration is going to start waiting eagerly

  5. ian kidd says:

    I am anxiously awaiting your response for a job offer, I know that I will be a valuable asset to your company

  6. amr says:

    I got my bachelor in Engineering from my home country and the Masters from Canada (thesis). Am I still required to assess my bachelor before applying or CIC will only count on the last obtained degree (which is Canadian)?

    • moi says:

      I have same issue.
      I got my bachelor in Engineering from my home country and the Masters from Canada (thesis). Am I still required to assess my bachelor before applying or CIC will only count on the last obtained degree (which is Canadian)?
      Pls advice

  7. Khan says:

    Hi people,
    Cic team seems too busy to reply. As canadian immigration announced that they will publish an occuapation priority list along with allocated organization for credential assessment in April, so it could be at any time upto 30th of April. Be patient and take a risk in terms of preparing your profile regardless of uncertanity of occupations. Many thanks

  8. michael semanda lubwama says:

    Am requesting for notifications
    Thanks
    Michael

  9. Yinka Mahamud says:

    I have the following scores in IELTS in October, 2014. Do i qualify for Canada Priority Residence Program.

    Listening 5
    Reading 5
    Writing 5.5
    Speaking 5.5
    Thank you.

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