Federal Skilled Workers

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New Caps & Occupations

Under this program applications are assessed based on an applicant’s ability to become economically established upon immigration to Canada.

In order to qualify for a Canada Immigration under Federal Skilled Worker program applicants must:

Have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years in one of the following 50 eligible occupations or

Labour Market Opinion and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer; or

Have completed a PhD in Canada, or have completed two years of study in Canada towards a PhD, in both cases at a recognized institution; and

In addition, Federal Skilled Worker (Professional) applicants must attain at least 67 points based on Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) immigration selection factors.

  • Overall cap of 25,000 applications in eligible occupations stream
  • Cap of 500 applications for PhD eligibility stream
  • No limit on applicants who have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Sub-caps of 1,000 applications for each of the 50 eligible occupations below

New Occupations List & total applications received toward the overall cap: 11,544 of 25,000

Till December 17, 2014

Sr. # Eligible Occupations Applications Processed/ Pending Decisions
01 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (0013) 135/84
02 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (0015) 66/41
03 Financial managers (0111) 362/169
04 Human resources managers (0112) 254/191
05 Purchasing managers (0113) 227/178
06 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (0121) 113/82
07 Managers in health care (0311) 57/43
08 Construction managers (0711) 65/48
09 Home building and renovation managers (0712) 12/16
10 Managers in natural resources production and fishing (0811) 5/3
11 Manufacturing managers (0911) 184/82
12 Financial auditors and accountants (1111) 554/377
13 Financial and investment analysts (1112) 994/7
14 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (1113)
15 Other financial officers (1114) 157/117
16 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (1123) 482/340
17 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (1212) 205/162
18 Property administrators (1224) 28/24
19 Geoscientists and oceanographers (2113) 52/19
20 Civil engineers (2131) 443/157
21 Mechanical engineers (2132) 700/207
22 Electrical and electronics engineers (2133) 519/258
23 Petroleum engineers (2145) 42/40
24 Information systems analysts and consultants (2171) 839/161
25 Database analysts and data administrators (2172) 218/152
26 Software engineers and designers (2173) 984/16
27 Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174) 992/8
28 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232) 32/29
29 Construction estimators (2234) 17/21
30 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241) 81/55
31 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243) 43/28
32 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (2263) 1725/84
33 Computer network technicians (2281) 493/222
34 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors (3011) 19/9
35 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012) 746/254
36 Specialist physicians (3111) 27/18
37 General practitioners and family physicians (3112) 51/61
38 Dietitians and nutritionists (3132) 22/20
39 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (3141) 11/5
40 Physiotherapists (3142) 347/122
41 Occupational therapists (3143) 7/9
42 Respiratory therapists, clinical per fusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214) 6/4
43 Medical radiation technologists (3215) 13/08
44 Medical sonographers (3216) 18/4
45 Licensed practical nurses (3233) 59/74
46 Paramedical occupations (3234) 9/5
47 University professors and lecturers (4011) 483/330
48 Psychologists (4151) 21/23
49 Early childhood educators and assistants (4214) 76/108
50 Translators, terminologists and interpreters (5125) 102/103

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

IELTS has two options for the reading and writing tests: “General Training” and “Academic.” You must take the “General Training” option. Applicant will have to achieve minimum level 7.

CLB Level Test results for each ability
Listening Reading Writing Speaking
9 and above 8.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0 7.0 – 9.0
8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.5
5 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
4 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT:

For each FSWP applicant, it is mandatory to submit, along with the application, Original Canadian Equivalence Certificate issued against his Academic Qualification. For this purpose, four organizations have been designated to provide the now-required independent third party assessments of foreign educational credentials for applicants who studied outside of Canada. These assessments are aimed at helping newcomers through the FSWP to get off to a better start and into the Canadian labour force more quickly when they arrive.

MAINTENANCE OF FUNDS:

The amount of money you need to support your family is set by the size of your family. We update these amounts every year.

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)

1

$11,824
2 $14,720
3 $18,097
4 $21,971
5 $24,920
6 $28,105
7 or more $31,291

You do not have to show that you have these funds if:

  • You have a valid offer of arranged employment in Canada
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