Effective as of November 9th, 2013 (announced on November 8th, 2013), there will be a cap on the maximum number of Canadian Experience Class application annually – 12,000 in total and 200 per each occupation for Skill Level B on National Occupational Classification.  In addition, the following six occupations for which work experience cannot be used to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class:

  • NOC 1221 – Administrative officers
  • NOC 1241 – Administrative assistants
  • NOC 1311 – Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • NOC 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  • NOC 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • NOC 6322 – Cooks

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