Ministerial Instructions 12 (MI12): Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class

Effective May 1, 2014, the twelfth set of Ministerial Instructions (MI12) re-set the application caps for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). In the FSWP eligible occupations stream, it established an overall cap of 25,000 new applications and sub-caps of 1,000 applications in each of the 50 eligible occupations. MI12 also re-set the cap for PhD applicants under the FSWP to 500 new applications each year. For the FSTP, the Instructions established a cap of 5,000 new applications per year, with sub-caps of 100 for each of the 90 eligible skilled trades. In the CEC, MI12 re-set the cap at 8,000 new applications per year, and maintained the existing NOC B occupational sub-caps and six ineligible occupations. Lastly, MI12 renewed the ongoing pauses on the Immigrant Investor Program and the Federal Entrepreneur Program.

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