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FSW & CEC 2014 will Open 01/May/2014

FSW & CEC 2014 will Open 01/May/2014

Old Apr 23rd 2014, 10:48 am
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Default FSW & CEC 2014 will Open 01/May/2014

Hi

Contrary to all indications CIC will have a FSW/FSWT & CEC program in 2014. Here is the information that was posted on the CIC site.

New caps for Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Programs, and Canadian Experience Class

April 23, 2014 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced new measures in key economic immigration programs to prepare for next year’s launch of Express Entry, Canada’s new active recruitment model. Express Entry will lead to a faster and more flexible economic immigration system that will address Canada’s economic and labour market needs.

To prepare for the launch of Express Entry in 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will begin accepting applications under new caps for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC), starting May 1, 2014. These measures will ensure a steady supply of skilled workers who are settling in Canada permanently and helping to supplement the Canadian workforce in areas where there are skills shortages.

With the FSWP backlog on track for elimination this year, a new cap of 25,000 applications will provide the appropriate number of applications to support expected admissions in 2015. The list of eligible occupations – reflecting the latest labour market needs – will be more than doubled, from 24 to 50 occupations.

To support Canada’s need for skilled trades people, the FSTP cap will be increased to 5,000 applications. All 90 skilled trades designated under the program regulations will now be eligible for consideration, although sub-caps remain in order to ensure appropriate representation of occupations.

The CEC cap will be re-set at 8,000 applications, as of May 1, 2014, to cover the transition period leading up to Express Entry.

The full set of Ministerial Instructions will be available in the Canada Gazette on April 26, 2014.

The list of eligible occupations is here: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=841339
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 6:18 pm
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Default Re: FSW & CEC 2014 will Open 01/May/2014

Wow, I don't think anybody was expecting that! I assumed they'd use the time between now and the new system in Jan to just eliminate more of the FSW backlog and that program at least would be paused.

Thanks PMM, I'll make it a sticky thread for a while so the info doesn't get lost.
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Default Re: FSW & CEC 2014 will Open 01/May/2014

I updated the wiki to reflect the changes.

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/THE_LIST-Canada

I've closed the thread so as not to have people posting in it. If you have questions please post in a separate thread, thank you.

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