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IRCC Launches New Pathway to Permanent Residency for Over 90,000 Essential Temporary Workers and International Graduates


15-04-2021 By Jaz Sandhu

IRCC has recently announced a new pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are already in Canada

The new policy will focus on temporary workers who are employed in hospitals and long-term care homes and on the frontlines of other essential sectors, as well as international graduates.

To be eligible for the program, workers must have at least 1 year of Canadian work experience in a health-care profession or another pre-approved essential occupation. International graduates must have completed an eligible Canadian post-secondary program within the last 4 years, and no earlier than January 2017 and have valid immigration status.

The policy will go into effect on 6 May 2021, and IRCC will begin accepting applications under the following 3 streams:

  • 20,000 applications for temporary workers in health care
  • 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations
  • 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from a Canadian institution

The streams will remain open until 5 November 2021, or until they have reached their limit of up to 90,000 new permanent residents admitted under these 3 streams. Not only this, but to promote Canada’s official languages, 3 additional streams with no intake caps have also been launched for French-speaking or bilingual candidates.

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