This post is to let you know the new Ministerial Instruction identifying the new high demand list of occupations eligible for processing under Federal Skilled Worker program.
Which means that this supersedes the old list of 38 high demand occupation it published and processed last November 2008.
Here is the new list of high demand occupations or technically known as the 29 In-demand occupations:
0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)
1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
3111 Specialist Physicians
3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3152 Registered Nurses
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3222 Dental Hygienists & Dental Therapists
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses
4152 Social Workers
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7216 Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades
7241 Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
7242 Industrial Electricians
7265 Welders & Related Machine Operators
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371 Crane Operators
7372 Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
These new Ministerial Instruction will affect you if you applied on or after June 26, 2010.
If your application was received before June 26, 2010, it will be processed according to the rules that were in effect at that time ( old priority list of Canada).
Succeeding this blogpost will be another write up to elaborate the effect, the pros and cons as well as an overview of the changes in the process.