Thursday, August 11, 2011

Only 81 Slots Left for NOC 1122 to Reach the 500 Cap | Total FSW Applications Received as of August 10, 2011


As of August 10, 2011, 419 complete applications for Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management (NOC 1122) has been received by Centralized Intake Office . There's only 81 slots more left before the 500 cap is reached!

Applications received toward the overall cap: 897 of 10,000 as of August 10, 2011

Eligible Occupation

Approximate Number of Complete Applications Received
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers 34
0811 Primary Production Managers (except Agriculture)  6
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management 419
1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners 9
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists 27
2151 Architects 19
3111 Specialist Physicians 19
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians 7
3113 Dentists 24
3131 Pharmacists 39
3142 Physiotherapists 10
3152 Registered Nurses 148
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists 6
3222 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 3
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses 7
4151 Psychologists 3
4152 Social Workers 28
6241 Chefs 7
6242 Cooks 13
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades 10
7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades 12
7241 Electricians (except Industrial and Power System) 5
7242 Industrial Electricians 7
7251 Plumbers 1
7265 Welders and Related Machine Operators 1
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics 5
7371 Crane Operators 0
7372 Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction 1
8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service 7

There is a great chance that most of the 419 applicants who applied under job classification NOC 1122 are not really eligible. I've talked to quite a number of applicants who filed their applications under NOC 1122, without help from a representative. Most of them are Administravie Supervisors, Financial Analysts and other job classifications which do not match the description of Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management.

If Citizenship ang Immigration Canada really wish to target 500 applications per occupation to fill up its labor shortage, it should base the cap on the number of applications with CIO Positive Assessment and not on the number of applications received. But then again, if their objective is to get rid of backlogs and limit the number of immigrants they will allow to enter Canada, an A+ grade for the conservative government is in order.