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New Occupations & Caps for Healthcare Professionals under Canada FSW Program

Canada Federal Skilled Worker ProgramAre you a healthcare professional seeking to settle overseas? Canada could be a right choice of destination for you as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recently announced new caps and occupations for Canada Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program 2014. There has been a high demand for nurses and other healthcare professional in Canada eventually leading to elevated immigration options. The re-opened Canada FSW Program accommodates a number of healthcare fields and invites a wide range of healthcare practitioners.

Canada FSW occupation list for Nurses and other healthcare professionals

The 50 eligible occupations under Canada FSW Program 2014 include healthcare related occupations like registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses, physicians, family practitioners, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, medical sonographers, medical radiation technologists, psychotherapists and so on. 1000 applications in each eligible occupation will be accepted under Canada FSW program.

Eligibility for Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program

To get qualified under Canada FSW Program, the applicant should have a minimum of one year work experience in an occupation that falls under the FSW occupation list. They are evaluated on the same basis as of 2013. Basically, points grid system is followed to assess the candidates considering factors like age, adaptability to the country, education, work experience, proficiency in languages.  A minimum of 67 points out of 100 points should be attained by the candidate to get qualified under the FSW program. Applicants are expected to fulfill minimum language needs in either French or English.

In addition to the skilled workers, PhD holders and individuals with eligible job offers from employers based in Canada are also suitable for the FSW Program. Utmost 500 PhD applicants will be accepted under Canada FSW program. Any number of applicants with valid job offers is permitted under the program. With doors open for so many skilled workers, most healthcare professionals looking to move abroad are considering this as the right time to migrate to Canada.

Click here for Eligible Occupation list under Canada FSW Program.

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