New PhD Eligibility Stream under the Federal Skilled Worker Class

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As of November 5th, 2011, international students pursuing PhD studies at qualified Canadian educational institutions may apply under the Federal Skilled Worker PhD Eligibility Stream. How to be qualified: 1. Your application MUST be received after November 5th, 2011 by the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia. 2. You must be either: a. […]

Changes To Skilled Worker Applications

December 24, 2008 by  
Category: Skilled Worker

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The Budget 2008, introduced on February 27th, 2008, made a number of amendments to a number of legislations in Canada, including the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. As a result, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has been provided with two new specific authorities for the purpose of increasing its efficiency in processing applications. The […]

The New Job Categories For Skilled Worker Applications

December 23, 2008 by  
Category: Skilled Worker

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According to the Minister’s Instruction issued on November 28th, 2008, all Federal Skilled Worker applications received after February 27th, 2008 must have one of the following criteria to get processed: 1. An application must have an arranged employment point under the six-factor point-assessment or Labour Market Opinion work permit; 2. An applicant must have a […]

Where To Apply For Skilled Worker Applications

December 22, 2008 by  
Category: Skilled Worker

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Under section 11 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, an applicant has a right to apply a permanent resident application in two kinds of locations in the world. One is the place they have been admitted legally for at least one year. For example, if you are a student from Pakistan and studying in […]

How The New Post Graduation Work Permit Program Relates To The Skilled Worker Application

August 20, 2008 by  
Category: Skilled Worker

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One of the most significant advantages of the new Post Graduation Work Permit program is that a labor market opinion is not required in order for the international student to receive a work permit, unlike the process for a skilled worker application. The labor market opinion used to be a requirement but now the process […]

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