Friday, April 19, 2013

Breaking News: New FSW Priority Occupations and List of Organizations Designated to Conduct Educational Credential Assessments Finally Out!


The details about the new Federal Skilled Worker program the will start accepting new applications this coming May 4, 2013 is finally out!

The List of Priority Occupations and Organizations Designated to Conduct Educational Credential Assessments for Federal Skilled Worker Program is now availabe.  The news release from Citizenship and Immgration Canada was posted at CIC website few minutes ago.

To summarize, the folowing are the major changes and impotant elements that will have an effect on the application process of the new Federal Skilled Worker Progam:
  • A new eligible occupations list, with a total of 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 (mandatory for applicants submitting foreign educational credentials); and
  • 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.
Those included in the 24 Priority Occupations may now start with the credentials assessment.