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New Federal Skilled Worker General Occupations (Demand) List and Quotas

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced new eligibility criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Class. A maximum of twenty-five thousand (25,000) Federal Skilled Worker Applications will be considered for processing from May 1, 2014 until April 30, 2015. Within the twenty-five thousand (25,000) cap, a maximum of one thousand (1,000) Federal […]

New Federal Skilled Worker Class Eligibility Criteria Announced

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada made a major announcement, concerning the Federal Skilled Worker Class. Once again, there will be a General Occupations (Demand) List for the Federal Skilled Worker Class; however, the jobs on the List, the number of jobs on the List, the overall quota for the category and […]

NEW FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM TO TAKE EFFECT MAY 4, 2013—NOW IS THE TIME FOR INTERESTED APPLICANTS TO GET STARTED!

On July 1, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada placed a temporary pause on accepting new Federal Skilled Worker Applications for Permanent Residence in Canada for processing. On December 19, 2012, Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, announced that the Government of Canada will start accepting Federal Skilled Worker Applications, again, on May […]

CIC NOT ACCEPTING FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER APPLICATIONS UNTIL JANUARY 2013; MORATORIUM ON INVESTOR AND ENTREPRENEUR APPLICATIONS CONTINUES

Today, Thursday, June 28, 2012, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney made a major announcement in a speech he gave to the C.D. Howe Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prior to today’s announcement, Citizenship and Immigration Canada had indicated that if a new General Occupations (Demand) List for the Federal Skilled Worker Class was […]

Canadian Immigration News Update

AKCANADA IMMIGRATION NEWS 2011 is finally at an end. It was a year full of changes and new developments with respect to Canada’s Immigration system. This newsletter is a synopsis of all of those changes/new developments, which will continue to have an impact, well into 2012. I. PARENTAL/GRANDPARENT SPONSORSHIPS – NEW “SUPER VISA” Effective November […]