April 14, 2021

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

Posted by Legal Team - Bellissimo Law Group PC

IRCC has recently announced a new pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are already in Canada [1].

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.  

To discuss your eligibility, contact our office today!