New Federal Skilled Worker Class opens May 4, 2013

Posted on April 18, 2013

A new Federal Skilled Worker Program is starting May 4, 2013. The program will have a few key elements including:

  • A new eligible occupations list with 24 occupations.
  • An overall cap of 5,000 new applications for all eligible occupations; including a sub-cap of 300 new applications for each eligible occupation.
  • Four organizations have been designated to conduct educational credential assessments.
  • Applicants must show proof that they meet the minimum threshold of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in all four language skill areas: speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension.

Applications under this new program will be processed in approximately one year.

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