January 25, 2011

Medical Laboratory Technologists (NOC 3211) could be next

Medical Laboratory Technologists wasn't not included in the first two Ministerial Instructions identifying the in-demand occupations. Being identified as in-demand would mean a priority processing under Federal Skilled Worker program.

Before the end of June 2011, the new list of in-demand occupations would be made available by Citizenship and Immigration Canada through another Ministerial Instruction. As to how many applications will be set as cap per occupation, we don't know yet. But could Medical Laboratory Technologists be one of the new in-demand occupation?

A colleague told me that she got an inside information that it will be. Do I believe it will be? Yes. My basis is this report from workingincanada.gc.ca.

Over the 2009-2018 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are greater than the projected job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility), while an occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected job seekers are greater than the projected job openings. For Medical Technologists And Technicians (Except Dental Health), over the period of 2009-2018, job openings are expected to total 35,142. It is expected that 33,926 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.
From the projected 33,926 job seekers (Medical Laboratory Technologists), 5,514 or 16% is expected to be coming from Immigration. They can't get the 5,000 Medical Laboratory Technologists if it will not be included in the priority list.

So what's in it for you?

With pending FSW application filed at Canadian Visa Office

If you want an expedited process, make sure you get your documents and application forms ready before the June 2011. You should be able to send your application to CIO immediately after your occupation opens up. You don't need to withdraw your existing application. Do that only when you got the positive assessment.

Medical Laboratory Technologists without pending application

If you are seriously considering to live and work in Canada, here,s what you need to do.

1. Take Canadian Immigration Consultancy free online assessment or send your resume to aapuntar@go2canada.com
2. Attend one of our seminar schedules or set an appointment for orientation. Contact me at mob no 0928-5008826.
3. Sign a consultancy agreement ASAP. Let us help you get ready.

So there. What you do with this information is entirely up to you. A word to the wise. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. START NOW!