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Total complete applications received since July 1, 2011

The cap has been reached. CIC has received 10,000 complete Federal Skilled Worker applications for processing since July 1, 2011.

However, certain applications are still eligible for processing. From now until June 30, 2012, we will only consider applications:

If new Ministerial Instructions are not issued before July 1, 2012, the current cap of 10,000 new applications will re-set on that date.

Recent changes to the National Occupation Classification (NOC) may affect applicants in certain occupations. For more information on how it could affect your application, see the full notice.

Applications received from PhD applicants:

Starting November 5, 2011, CIC will accept a total of 1,000 applications from international students who:

  • have completed at least two years of study in Canada towards a PhD, or
  • who graduated from a Canadian PhD program in the 12 months before the date we receive their application.

Find out more about eligibility for this category.

Applications received toward the overall cap: 657 of 1,000 (as of May 8, 2012)

Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/complete-applications.asp