September 1, 2010

2010 Merry Christmas!

Today is Sept 1, 2010, the start of the 'BER' months. It means the start of Christmas season here in the Philippines! So let me be the first to greet you a Merry, merry Christmas! That's a major, major greetings from Gateway to Canada! :-)

And for those planning to file an application under Federal Skilled Worker program whose occupations are included in the list of 29 High Demand Occupations, September has another important meaning.

The Ministerial Instruction issued on June 26, 2010 stated that Citizenship and Immigration Canada will only accept 20,000 application for the next 12 months - until June 25, 2011. A maximum of 1,000 applications per occupation was also set as a cap. They will stop accepting applications once the quota is reached.

It is now September, 1 2010! More than two months have passed and we're now on the 3rd month since the Ministerial Instruction. Ever wonder how many applications were already accepted by the Centralized Intake Office?

If you are still interested file an application under Federal Skilled Worker program, you must file your application NOW! You may only have 3-4 months window of opportunity before the program closes. Decide now while situation still favors you.

File an application NOW and have a White Christmas everyday, not just during the ber months. ;-)