Ministerial Instructions (MI1): Federal Skilled Workers

Under the first set of Ministerial Instructions (MI1) issued on November 29, 2008, IRCC began to limit the type of Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications received to the following categories:

  1. applicants with an arranged employment offer;
  2. applicants with work experience in one of 38 in-demand occupations; and
  3. applicants in Canada as students or temporary foreign workers.

MI1 was applied retroactively to FSW applications received on or after February 27, 2008.

Note that MI1 was superseded by MI2’s issuance

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