February 12, 2012

CIO's Approximate Number of FSW Applications Received

I used to keep a monitor of MI-3 Total Number of Applications Received for FSW. However, I decided to stop doing it because I realized there's no use monitoring the dates of that report really. That's because the "as of date" indicated there doesn't really mean anything.

As an example, based on that online report, the cap for Registered Nurses was reached as of September 20, 2011. But in reality, the cap was reached as early as middle of July 2011. But as of their report dated July 21, 2011, only 26 applications were received. In fairness to CIC, there's this disclaimer which stated that the number of complete Federal Skilled Worker applications received is just an approximate. But who would have thought that the cap was already reached as early as July 15, considering their report dated July 21? There simply is no transparency.

The same thing is true in the case of Pharmacists and Physicians. There were cases already returned by the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) for the reason that the cap was already reached.

Now, if you will notice, the "AS OF DATE" part of their online report was already deleted.

As of this writing, the cap for Social Workers was already reached while there's already 485 applications received for the Architects. You will never know when was this updated unless you scroll down and look at lower left corner of that page as shown in the image below.

If the web page footer would be the basis, we may say that as of Feb 7, 2012, total applications received for Architects is already 485. Then again, the reality could be that the cap for Architects was already reached several days ago.