THis is for my friend who falls under 1122. She was not able to apply last yr as by the time she got to know abt the FSW scheme the CAP for NOC 1122 reached 1000. Can you pls clarify the following.
1. How long it took last yr that is 2010 to reach the cap of 1000 for 1122. Did it take only a couple of months to reach the CAP.
2. Will she make it if she applies by end of July? As I personally feel a lot of people will be waiting to forward their applications. So even a delay of a couple of days will prove fatal.
3. Are there any restrictions as to the number of applications to be taken from each visa office. Like some specific number of application per each NOC.
4. If at all she does not make it towards the CAP by when will she get to know.
5. Both me and she also have experience as ◦1233 Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners. Dont you feel it will be advisable if she applies under this. But her consultant is telling her it will be safe to apply under 1122.
Pls help. THis is a life changing decision for her
Hi, to answer your questions:
1. Last year the 1122 cap was filled by mid-October so that's around 3.5 months - however, how long it took last year is largely irrelevant, since last year 1122 was a brand new NOC and people had to gather all supporting documents (not previously required until visa office stage). This year, many 1122 applicants who missed the boat last year will have their applications ready, and also - there is a limit of 500 instead of 1000. All this means this year will fill up far more quickly.
2. No way of knowing for sure. It's possible there will still be room by the end of July - but last year it took 1.5 to 2 months for 500 applications to be received, and this year these applications will be coming in MUCH faster since many people will have documents all ready to send, including a chunk of people who missed the boat last year. My advice is to get a completed application as fast as possible to CIO, but don't send it with anything missing and don't cut any corners to get the application in, since a refusal at the completeness check stage could mean 3 months before the application is back with her.
3. Each visa office has a target beyond which it may not issue visas, but in any case the visa offices are only resourced staffing-wise for that target. For example, for 2011, CHC London have a target of 17,500 FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) visas. This means once they issue the 17,500th FSW visa, even if they have resource to do so, they may not issue another visa until 1st January 2012 unless Canadian parliament revises their targets. However, looking at the current state - post-June-2010 and post-July-2011 will get priority on visas, and any which are left will go to pre-June-2010. So for post-July-2011 applicants I do not think the visa targets at individual visa offices will be an issue.
4. If she does not make it into the cap, they will return her entire application. However, please note this can take up to 3 months, but sometimes it is faster- largely depending on customs and postal services within your own country.
5. You will note from Schedule 3 of your forms that you can be assessed under multiple NOC's work experience. You state your order of preference. This means that if you are not eligible or the cap is filled for one NOC, they will assess other work experience you have put down for other NOCs.
Hope this helps!