plz find below email from CIC -Islamabad on the query of my application that was received at their end on 11th AUgust 2009.
Thank you for your enquiry regarding immigration to Canada as a skilled worker and the current policies and procedures relating to the assessment of applicants in this category.
Federal skilled worker applications received on or after February 27, 2008 are now assessed for eligibility according to a set of instructions issued by the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. More information on this is found at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-who.asp
If you applied before February 27, 2008, our office will contact you and ask you to provide the required documentation when your application is due to be processed. When we have verified your completed application, we will send you a letter to tell you what you need to do and what happens next. We are currently processing applications that our office received in 2004.
If you applied on or after February 27, 2008, you will be contacted with more information on your application. If you submitted your application and it is determined that your National Occupational Classification code does not fit into the list of occupations that qualify for the purposes of skilled worker immigration to Canada, you will be so advised in due course and your processing fee will be refunded.
Should you have an application in process at our office and decide to withdraw it and reapply (in the case of skilled workers, directly to CIU Sydney), please be aware that your application will be assessed in accordance with the Regulations in effect at the time of your new application. A new application, for processing under the current criteria, may be submitted at this time although another application submitted prior to February 27, 2008 is still in process.
You may wish to review the Frequently Asked Questions page at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/faq/immigrate/skilled/index.asp
I trust this information will be of assistance to you.
Canadian High Commission, Islamabad
P.O. Box 1042, Islamabad, Pakistan
Email: islamabad-im-enquiry @ international.gc.ca