The CIO would need to process all complete FSW applications it receives on or after May 01, 2014. It would therefore, place all complete applications that meet the eligibility criteria into processing.
Applicants seeking eligibility under the FSW Program would need to meet the following criteria. They would need to:
- Meet the language threshold for the FSW class as prescribed by the Minister in each of the four language abilities such as:
- Oral Comprehension
- Reading and,
- Provide evidence of having at least one year of continuous full-time (or the part-time equivalent) of paid work experience. Applicants must have acquired this experience within the last 10 years in the primary skilled occupation. Applicants would specify this in the FSW application.
The CIO would need to verify whether the applicant meets the eligibility requirements. In addition, the CIO would also need to check another aspect. They would need to ensure that the application does not go beyond the maximum caps prescribed by MI12.
The application would also need to meet the criteria for one of the following three FSW streams:
- Occupation list stream
- Offer of arranged employment stream or,
- PhD student or graduate stream
Some applications would meet all the prescribed criteria. Therefore, the CIO would place these applications into processing.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration