ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2011In July 2011, the government of Canada announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Canada Immigration & Citizenship. (2011). Changes to economic immigration programs will help further reduce backlogs and improve wait times. Available at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2011/2011-06-24a.asp
Effective 1 July 2011, the government of Canada has capped the number of applications it considers for the Skilled Worker Program. Under the new regime, a total of 10'000 applications shall be considered. In addition, no more than 500 applications will be considered for each of the 29 priority occupations.
The restriciton compares to a total of 13'800 applications Canada Immigration and Cititzenship reported for the year prior to the change.