Federal Skilled Trades Class Is Now Open

Federal Skilled Trades Class is Now Open

As of January 2, 2013, CIC will accept applications under its new Federal Skilled Trades Program. The program is aimed at addressing serious labour shortages in some regions of Canada. CIC has imposed a cap of 3000 applications in specific trades (for a complete list see http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/trades/applications.asp). Within the 3000 cap, there will be no limit on 26 in-demand occupations, while 17 occupations will be subject to sub-limits of 100 applications each. In calculating the caps, applications will be considered in order of the date that they are received. CIC anticipates processing applications within 12 months of filing.

Applicants must be qualified for one of the listed eligible occupations, demonstrate basic English or French at the Canadian Benchmark (CLB) level 5 for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 for reading and writing, have a valid offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of qualification from a province or territory in a qualifying skilled trade; have at least two years of work experience in the occupation within the last five years, and meet the employment requirements set out in the NOC system.

Top 10 Reasons to Move to New Brunswick

As someone who was born in New Brunswick and has lived in New Brunswick her entire life, I truly believe this is the best place on earth to live and raise a family. Here are my Top 10 Reasons for Moving to New Brunswick:

  1. Work Life Balance. Quality of life is very important to New Brunswickers. While hard work is valued, people take the time to enjoy family and leisure activities as well. Many local employers support wellness and a proper work-life balance. It is one of the few places where after a day’s work, you can leave the city and within five minutes be kayaking.

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