November 1, 2010

Less than 100 spots remain for skilled worker NOC 1122 (Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management)

I was in a bus going back to Manila when I read this twit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada about NOC 1122 having only less than 100 spots left for Federal Skilled Worker applications.

I was like, WHAT?! I mean that could mean the 20,000 quoata may already have been met!

But when I read the article, it turned out that only 2,988 total complete FSW applications received since June 26, 2010 as of October 29, 2010

Looking at the breakdown, there were 900 applications received for NOC 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management and surprisingly, ONLY 405 applications received for nurses!

I really can't believe those numbers. Would you think that there are more advertising specialist and ISO/Management Consultants combined than registered nurses? I don't think so.

But why did that happened?

In my experience, there are many applicants who really want to apply for that job classification but I discourage them because they are not really eligible. An office administrator do not belong to that job classification. Administraive supervisors do not belong to NOC 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management. The same thing is true for Systems Analysts and Informationation Systems Manager.

My theory is that most of those who applied for NOC 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management - those 900 applications - were not really eligible for that job classification. There is a great chance that most of these applications will receive a negative assessment from Centralized Intake Office (CIO).

Now if you are applying for NOC 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management, you should get your application filed soon. Apparently, the basis of 20,000 quoata is the applications received and not those assessed to be eligible for processing.

If Citizenship and Immigration Canada wants to get the desired numbers, it should based the quoate on CIO's positive assessments and not applications received. I hope they reconsider it.


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