Sunday, June 27, 2010

Breaking News - Priority Occuaption List amended



June 26, 2010, government of Canada has amended its priority occupation list for Skilled Workers reducing it to 29 occupation from 38 and eliminating professions such as Financial Managers, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Accountants, Auditors, Lecturers, Vocational Trainers, Professors, Health Managers etc. The new occupations that made their way to the list are Architects, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture), Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management, Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners, Biologists and Related Scientists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists and Psychologists. The professions that remain unchanged include Restaurant and Food Service Managers, Specialist Physicians, General Practitioners and Family Physicians, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses, Medical Radiation Technologists, Chefs, Cooks, Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades, Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades, Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System), Industrial Electricians, Plumbers, Welders & Related Machine Operators, Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics, Crane Operators, Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction and Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service.

Important to note is that there is a cap of 1000 visas introduced for each profession per year. As such, the government would stop accepting applications in a particular profession if it reaches its target of 1000 visa in that profession. Since there are on average 3 people in a family, we are looking at 300 to 330 visas in each profession per year. This would result in a fierce competition between applicants and hence the need of submitting a complete application without any errors to ensure that it is placed in the processing queue right away rather than being returned causing the delays in resubmission and a possible denial due to the quota exhausted by that time.

For more information on your eligibility and a quick submission of your application to ensure your place in the processing queue, contact the writer who is in Pakistan for the month of July, 2010 on 021-35652860-1-2 or 0300-2516207 for a free evaluation of your eligibility to immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker.