Applications we will accept – Federal skilled workers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will only consider federal skilled worker (FSW) applications from people who meet all the requirements of the FSW Program.

Applications per eligible occupation:

As of May 1, 2014, there is an overall cap of 25,500 for new federal skilled worker applications. This includes a cap of 500 applications from PhD students. There are also sub-caps of 1,000 for each of the 50 eligible occupations. The caps do not affect people with a valid job offer. These are the last applications we will accept under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.

Note: Due to the large number of applications we get, we cannot check that each one is complete on the same day it gets to the office. The numbers on this page are updated at least once a week, but are only a guide. There is no guarantee that an application sent in now will fall within the cap by the time it gets to the Centralized Intake Office.

Update: the chart below now includes additional information about:

  • the number of applications we have counted into the cap, AND
  • those applications that we have confirmed are complete, and are pending a review of whether they meet the criteria to be processed under the MI.

These numbers are for your information only. It is up to you to decide whether or not to submit an application for processing. While we can’t confirm how many of the pending applications will be added to the cap total, keep in mind that any NOC that is nearing 1,000 total applications may be full by the time we receive your application at our office if you apply today.

Total received toward the overall cap: 11,544 of 25,000

NOC Code Eligible occupation 
(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)
Number of applications counted towards the 1,000 sub-cap Footnote 1 Pending applications (Complete applications waiting for MI Acceptance Review) Cap reachedFootnote 2
0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 135 84 --
0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. 66 41 --
0111 Financial managers 362 169 --
0112 Human resources managers 254 191 --
0113 Purchasing managers 227 178 --
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 113 82 --
0311 Managers in health care 57 43 --
0711 Construction managers 65 48 --
0712 Home building and renovation managers 12 16 --
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing 5 3 --
0911 Manufacturing managers 184 82 --
1111 Financial auditors and accountants 554 377 --
1112 Financial and investment analysts 994 7 Yes
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers - - --
1114 Other financial officers 157 117 --
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 482 340 --
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers 205 162 --
1224 Property administrators 28 24 --
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers 52 19 --
2131 Civil engineers 443 157 --
2132 Mechanical engineers 700 207 --
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers 519 258 --
2145 Petroleum engineers 42 40 --
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants 839 161 Yes
2172 Database analysts and data administrators 218 152 --
2173 Software engineers and designers 984 16 Yes
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers  992 8 Yes
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 32 29 --
2234 Construction estimators 17 21 --
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 81 55 --
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics 43 28 --
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety 172 84 --
2281 Computer network technicians 493 222 --
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 19 9 --
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 746 254 Yes
3111 Specialist physicians 27 18 --
3112 General practitioners and family physicians 51 61 --
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists 22 20 --
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 11 5 --
3142 Physiotherapists 347 122 --
3143 Occupational Therapists 7 9 --
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 6 4 --
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists 13 8 --
3216 Medical Sonographers 18 4 --
3233 Licensed practical nurses 59 74 --
3234 Paramedical occupations 9 5 --
4011 University professors and lecturers 483 330 --
4151 Psychologists 21 23 --
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants 76 108 --
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters 102 103 --
  Grand Total 11,544 4,565  

Note: if there is a "yes" in the "Cap Reached" column, then we have received more than 1000 complete applications in this subcategory.

Applications in the PhD stream:

CIC will accept 500 applications for processing per year under the PhD stream. To apply under this stream, you must have either

  • finished at least two years of study in Canada towards a PhD, or
  • graduated from a Canadian PhD program in the 12 months before we get your application.

Find out more about eligibility for this category.

The new PhD cap year began on May 1, 2014. These are the last applications we will accept under the current system before Express Entry launches in January 2015.

Applications received toward the overall cap: 227 of 500 (as of November 19, 2014).

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