April 22, 2013
Foreign engineering managers, civil engineers and mechanical engineers are among those that will qualify for the revamped Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) when it re-opens on May 4.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced a list of 24 occupations that are eligible for the program and that 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, which must be completed before an application is submitted, 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, says the government.
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said FSWP applications will be processed in approximately one year.
“We will not be able to remain competitive and attract the skilled immigrants we need if we allow backlogs and wait times to grow again. ..dThat’s why we are capping application intake and focusing on specific occupations that are experiencing labour shortages in Canada. This will also help us transition nicely into the just-in-time immigration system of the future,” he said.
There will be an overall cap of 5,000 new applications for all eligible applications, including a sub-cap of 300 new applications for each eligible occupation.
Applicants must also show proof that they meet the minimum threshold of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in all the language skill areas: speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension.
Until May 4, the FSWP application process does not change, only individuals with qualifying job offers or those applying under the PhD stream are eligible for processing. A pause on the intake of most new FSWP applications has been in place since July 1, 2012.
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