July 1, 2011

MI-3 Federal Skilled Worker Program | New Procedures and Requirements

When Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced few days ago that the 29 in-demand occupations would be extended for another year, it also stated that they will release the new procedures and requirements for Federal Skilled Worker Program. Today, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published on its official website the procedures and requirements for the said program.

It turned out that the only change in the program is the number of applications to be received from 20,000 down to 10,000 and the cap set for each occupations from 1,000 to 500. These limits do not apply to applications with an offer of arranged employment.

The proposed changes changes to FWS Points System was not implemented. The 6 selection criteria remained the same.

The application forms and checklist remains the same. Application must still be sent to Centralized Intake Office (CIO) and will be processed within 6-12 months.