– IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR SKILLED WORKERS AND
The Canada government has now
announced some changes in processing for federal skilled
The new rules mean that applicants must either have a job
offer, or they must have experience in one of 29 in-demand
occupations. This is a new list of occupations which is a
shortened version of the previous list.
For those applying under the occupation list, the government
will limit the number of applications considered for
processing to 20,000 per year. Furthermore, within the
20,000 limit, a maximum of 1,000 applications per occupation
will be considered. The limit does not apply to applicants
with a job offer or those who have already applied.
In addition, all federal skilled worker and Canadian
Experience Class applicants must submit the results of an
independent language test before they will be
Previously, applicants had the option of proving their
language ability via a written submission. Citizenship and
Immigration Canada now only accepts designated third-party
language tests as proof of language ability – no
Also, the rules for those applying for Canadian residency
through the Investor category are set to get tighter.
The proposed changes will require new investors to have a
personal net worth of CDN$1.6M, up from CDN$800,000, and
make an investment of CDN$800,000, up from CDN$400,000.
Until the new investor rules are implemented, Canada will
stop accepting new applications in this category.
This is of course a significant change and the lack of any
advance warning makes it difficult for applicants to plan
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