Federal Skilled Worker Cap Reached, PhD Stream Still Available

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the cap for Federal Skilled Worker applications has been reached. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has received a total of 10,000 applications for processing since July 1 of last year.

There are still certain Federal Skilled Worker applications that are eligible for processing under the PhD stream:

The deadline for these applications is June 30th, 2012, and they must be submitted under the PhD stream and include an offer of arranged employment.

These applications should be from international students who:

– Have completed at least two years of study in Canada towards a PhD or who have graduated from a Canadian PhD program

As of May 8th, the government has received 657 out of the total 1,000 applications allowed.

If you are considering this immigration stream, act now! Contact us immediately to ensure your application is completed properly for the best chance of success.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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