New eligibility criteria for Canadian federal skilled worker applications in 2011
As of July 1, 2011, the eligibility criteria for Federal Skilled Worker applicants has changed.
If you are applying under one of the 29 eligible occupations, as of July 1, 2011, a maximum of 10,000 Federal Skilled Worker applications will be considered for processing in the following 12 months. Within the 10,000 cap, a maximum of 500 federal skilled worker applications per eligible occupation will be considered for processing each year.
For further details, please see http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/immigrate/skilled/apply-who-instructions.asp