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||--|
|0112||Human resources managers||254||191||--|
|0121||Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers||113||82||--|
|0311||Managers in health care||57||43||--|
|0712||Home building and renovation managers||12||16||--|
|0811||Managers in natural resources production and fishing||5||3||--|
|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||--|
|2113||Geoscientists and oceanographers||52||19||--|
|2133||Electrical and electronics engineers||519||258||--|
|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||--|
|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|
|3112||General practitioners and family physicians||51||61||--|
|3132||Dietitians and nutritionists||22||20||--|
|3141||Audiologists and speech-language pathologists||11||5||--|
|3214||Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists||6||4||--|
|3215||Medical Radiation Technologists||13||8||--|
|3233||Licensed practical nurses||59||74||--|
|4011||University professors and lecturers||483||330||--|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants||76||108||--|
|5125||Translators, terminologists and interpreters||102||103||--|
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).
- Date Modified: