Canada re-opens Federal Skilled Worker program

April 24, 2014

federal skilled worker program canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has re-opened Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program adding new occupations and caps to it. Further, vital information regarding Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) programs was also unveiled. All the changes will get into effect from 1 May 2014.

Under the FSW program, almost 25,000 new applications from applicants with minimum one year experience in any of the 50 eligible occupations will be accepted. For each eligible occupation, a maximum of 1,000 applications will be allowed. PhD holders and individuals with job offers from employers based in Canada are also included in the program without any intake caps.

The applicants falling under FSW program will be appraised on points grid taking into consideration aspects like language proficiency, age, adaptability, education and experience. They are expected to meet the essential language requirements either in French or in English.

The FST program, which considers applicants with skilled trade experience including NOC B level trades, will accept almost 5000 applications. Out of (90) ninety different occupations, a total of (100) hundered applications per occupation will be accepted. The CEC program, intended for individuals who have previously acquired skilled work experience in Canada, will accept a total of 8,000 new applications from 1 May 2014.

Thus, the new information authenticates the availability of these three programs once again.

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