New Caps for Economic Classes announced to prepare for the launch of “Express Entry”

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In order to prepare for the launch of the new system ” Express Entry” for Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs in 2015. Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the new caps for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class. These new caps are the last FSWP, FSTP and CEC applications that will be accepted under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

There is no limit on applicants who have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer, for Phd eligibility stream, there is a cap of 500 applications. As for the eligible occupations stream: A new cap of 25,000 applications will provide the appropriate number of applications to support expected admissions in 2015.

The list of eligible occupations are reflecting the latest labour market needs – Sub-caps of 1,000 applications for each of the 50 eligible occupations below :

  1. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (0013)
  2. Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015)
  3. Financial managers (0111)
  4. Human resources managers (0112)
  5. Purchasing managers (0113)
  6. Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (0121)
  7. Managers in health care (0311)
  8. Construction managers (0711)
  9. Home building and renovation managers (0712)
  10. Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811)
  11. Manufacturing managers (0911)
  12. Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
  13. Financial and investment analysts (1112)
  14. Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (1113)
  15. Other financial officers (1114)
  16. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123)
  17. Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (1212)
  18. Property administrators (1224)
  19. Geoscientists and oceanographers (2113)
  20. Civil engineers (2131)
  21. Mechanical engineers (2132)
  22. Electrical and electronics engineers (2133)
  23. Petroleum engineers (2145)
  24. Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
  25. Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
  26. Software engineers and designers (2173)
  27. Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)
  28. Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232)
  29. Construction estimators (2234)
  30. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241)
  31. Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243)
  32. Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (2263)
  33. Computer network technicians (2281)
  34. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (3011)
  35. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012)
  36. Specialist physicians (3111)
  37. General practitioners and family physicians (3112)
  38. Dietitians and nutritionists (3132)
  39. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (3141)
  40. Physiotherapists (3142)
  41. Occupational therapists (3143)
  42. Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214)
  43. Medical radiation technologists (3215)
  44. Medical sonographers (3216)
  45. Licensed practical nurses (3233)
  46. Paramedical occupations (3234)
  47. University professors and lecturers (4011)
  48. Psychologists (4151)
  49. Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)
  50. Translators, terminologists and interpreters (5125)

Federal Skilled Trades Program

The FSTP cap will be increased to 5,000 applications. All 90 skilled trades designated under the program regulations will now be eligible for consideration, with sub-caps of 100 applications each:

  • Major Group 72: Industrial, electrical and construction trades;
  • Major Group 73: Maintenance and equipment operation trades;
  • Major Group 82: Supervisors and technical occupations in national resources, agriculture and related production;
  • Major Group 92: Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;
  • Minor Group 632: chefs and cooks;
  • Minor Group 633: butchers and bakers.

Canadian Experience Class

As of  May 1, 2014, the CEC cap will re-set with 8,000 applications to cover the transition period leading up to the new Economic Immigration System ” Express Entry”. Also , there will be sub-caps of 200 applications each for any NOC B Occupation.

There are great opportunities to apply under the Economic Classes during the transit period to Canada’s new immigration model. For more information about the applications, please contact us.

Or Find out if you qualify.

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