June 25, 2011

MI-3: The Same List of 29 Occupations | Limited to 10,000 applications, Maximum of 500 per occupation

We now have an idea what the 3rd Ministerial Instruction (MI-3) would be like. The list of 29 in-demand occupations would be retained. However, details on new application requirements and procedures would be made available only on July 1, 2011.

So far, here's what's certain:

1. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will limit the intake of new applications to 10,000 between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

2. Only maximum of 500 applications per occupation would be considered.

There are other changes affecting the Federal Investor Immigrant Program and Federal Entrepreneur Program but I will cover that on another blog post.

This is just a quick post to let you know of this breaking news.