Federal Skilled Workers

Eligible occupations announced for the federal skilled worker program

If you missed out applying under the federal skilled worker program last year because your occupation reached its cap, there’s good news. CIC just announced a new list of occupations for applicants beginning May 1, 2014.  The overall cap... Read More

New Federal Skilled Worker Guidelines Released

As you may know, the Federal Skilled Worker Program has been suspended since July 1, 2012 (except for arranged employment applications and those under the PhD. class).  Today, CIC announced that the program will commence on May 4, 2013. It is... Read More

5 Steps You Should Take Now to Prepare for the Re-Opening of the Skilled Worker Program

The Federal Skilled Worker Program was suspended in July of 2012.  It will re-open on May 4 of this year, with new rules, new occupations and new quotas as compared to the old program. If you are a skilled... Read More

Add Federal Skilled Workers To The List of Suspended Programs

Without much warning, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced that the Federal Skilled Worker Program is now suspended until at least January 2013. If you are not familiar with the program, it allows individuals with a certain set... Read More

Status of the Law Suit Regarding Skilled Workers

Many of you may be wondering about the status of the recent lawsuit that went to Federal Court regarding skilled workers.  In particular, this action was attempting to stop the government from eliminated 280,000 skilled worker applications that are... Read More

Changes Keep Coming: The Federal Skilled Worker Stream

These last few months have seen more changes to the immigration system than have occured in the last few years. If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that changes are contemplated to the system whereby only widowed parents... Read More

Federal Skilled Worker First Cap Reached

As you may know, in order to apply as a federal skilled worker, one option open to applicants is to qualify under one of the 29 listed occupations. Those occupations were “re-set” on July 1, 2011.  This means that... Read More

Federal Skilled Workers

As you may know, to apply for permanent residence as a federal skilled worker, you need experience in a specifically listed occupation (or have an arranged offer of employment with a Canadian employer). Click here to view the list... Read More