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CANADA: New Cap of 25,000 Applications

Starting on May 1, 2014, the Canadian government has announced a new cap of 25,000 applications, which includes a sub-cap of 1,000 applications for each of the 50 eligible occupations.  Applicants may qualify for immigration to Canada if they have work experience in one of the eligible occupations.

ELIGIBLE OCCUPATIONS

Skilled Trades Professionals has an overall cap of 5,000 application for 90 skilled trades from the following NOC Skill Level B groups (with sub-caps of 100 applications each): Industrial, electrical and construction trades; Maintenance and equipment operation trades; Supervisors and technical occupations in national resources, agriculture and related production; Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators; chefs and cooks; and butchers and bakers.

New caps for CEC (Canadian Experience Class, with a cap of 8,000 and 200 per occupation) and Ph.D. (with a cap of 500) eligibility streams begin on May 1, 2014. MORE ON THE CEC

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