Canadian Simplified Application Process

Simplified Application is a thing of the past

What does it mean?

According to the new ministerial instructions that were approved by the government, applications submitted after February 27, 2008, will be accepted only if the main applicant’s occupation falls under one of the 38 occupations on the list.

The new rules are:

In order for your application to be eligible for processing, you must either: have an offer of arranged employment, OR be a foreign national living legally in Canada for one year as a temporary foreign worker or an international student, OR be a skilled worker who has at least one year of experience in one or more of the following occupations:

0111: Financial Managers

0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers

0311: Managers in Health Care

0631: Restaurant and Food Service Managers

0632: Accommodation Service Managers

0711: Construction Managers

1111: Financial Auditors and Accountants

2113: Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists

2143: Mining Engineers

2144: Geological Engineers

2145: Petroleum Engineers

3111: Specialist Physicians

3112: General Practitioners and Family Physicians

3141: Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists

3143: Occupational Therapists

3142: Physiotherapists

3151: Head Nurses and Supervisors

3152: Registered Nurses

3215: Medical Radiation Technologists

3233: Licensed Practical Nurses

4121: University Professors

4131: College and Other Vocational Instructors

6241: Chefs

6242: Cooks

7213: Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades

7215: Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades

7217: Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews

7241: Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)

7242: Industrial Electricians

7251: Plumbers

7252: Steamfitters, Pipe fitters and Sprinkler System Installers

7265: Welders and Related Machine Operators

7312: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics

7371: Crane Operators

7372: Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction

8221: Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying

8222: Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service

9212: Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities

NOTE: the occupations above are all Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) on the Canadian National Occupational Classification list.

If you are not sure if you should apply as a skilled worker, you can use the eligibility tool to get an idea of whether your application would be eligible for processing.

Federal skilled worker applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be informed of this and will have their processing fee refunded.


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