Federal Skilled Worker First Cap Reached2011-09-04
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 the limits for applications for each occupation were set to zero. In essence, this means that the gates were open to any applicant who qualified under those applications.
Well, just recently the cap was already reached for NOC 1122 (Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management), which is the management consultant category.
This is pretty extraordinary – this means Citizenship and Immigration Canada received over 1,000 applications for this one occupational category alone inside of 2 months.
This shows 2 things:
1) Canada continues to be a top destination for immigrants, second only the USA.
2) If you qualify as a skilled worker in one of the listed occupations, you should apply as soon as possible – you never know when the cap for your category will be reached.