New Federal Skilled Worker Class opens May 4, 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.