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.

Total received toward the overall cap: 9,939 of 25,000

NOC Code Eligible occupation 
(by National Occupational Classification [NOC] code)
Number of complete applications counted towards the 1,000 sub-cap Footnote 1
0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 107
0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. 53
0111 Financial managers 306
0112 Human resources managers 201
0113 Purchasing managers 168
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 84
0311 Managers in health care 46
0711 Construction managers 50
0712 Home building and renovation managers 10
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing 5
0911 Manufacturing managers 158
1111 Financial auditors and accountants 450
1112 Financial and investment analysts 1,000
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers -
1114 Other financial officers 133
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 385
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers 164
1224 Property administrators 18
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers 45
2131 Civil engineers 404
2132 Mechanical engineers 624
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers 452
2145 Petroleum engineers 35
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants 1,000
2172 Database analysts and data administrators 172
2173 Software engineers and designers 1,000
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers  1,000
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 25
2234 Construction estimators 16
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 71
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics 40
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety 147
2281 Computer network technicians 430
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 14
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 613
3111 Specialist physicians 22
3112 General practitioners and family physicians 42
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists 15
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 6
3142 Physiotherapists 317
3143 Occupational Therapists 6
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 6
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists 10
3216 Medical Sonographers 15
3233 Licensed practical nurses 44
3234 Paramedical occupations 7
4011 University professors and lecturers 357
4151 Psychologists 15
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants 57
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters 71

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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