Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program Is Accepting Applications

All workers unite in Canada! The Canadian government is now accepting applications to their New, Revised Canadian FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program). Canada’s number-one priority is jobs for all, economic growth and long-term prosperity. The FSWP was put into place for this reason, and so thatCanada can select the immigrant workers most needed by their economy, and who are best positioned for success. The goal of the new FSWP criteria is to improve economic outcomes by accepting immigrants who will be able to integrate more easily and successfully into Canada’s culture and economy.  Some of the skills and experience the Canadian government is looking for include:

  • 0211   Engineering managers
  • 1112   Financial and investment analysts
  • 2113   Geoscientists and oceanographers
  • 2131   Civil engineers
  • 2132   Mechanical engineers
  • 2134   Chemical engineers
  • 2143   Mining engineers
  • 2145   Petroleum engineers
  • 2144   Geological engineers
  • 2146   Aerospace engineers
  • 2147   Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)
  • 2154   Land surveyors
  • 2174   Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • 2243   Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • 2263   Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
  • 3141   Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 3142   Physiotherapists
  • 3143   Occupational Therapists
  • 3211   Medical laboratory technologists
  • 3212   Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
  • 3214   Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 3215   Medical Radiation Technologists
  • 3216   Medical Sonographers
  • 3217   Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists


So, if you are a skilled and experienced worker, and if you speak English, French or both, this will be a big plus for you and increase your likelihood of being accepted into the FSWP.  In years past, the application process for the FSWP was long and cumbersome, with up to a 15-year wait time! But with the enactment of the Faster Immigration and Economic Action Plan 2012, the backlog of applications for the FSWP has been nearly eliminated, and new applications are being processed within one year!  So it is “smooth sailing ahead” for skilled workers who want to work in Canada!