On April 14, 2021, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced a permanent residence pathway. The pathway has over 90,000 seats for essential workers and international graduates.
The new permanent residence pathway acknowledges temporary residents’ contributions towards Canada’s economy. Additionally, IRCC addresses the importance of their skills in accelerating economic recovery. These special public policies will grant permanent status to temporary workers and international graduates who are in Canada.
Effective May 6, 2021, 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 November 5, 2021, or until they have reached their limit. Up to 90,000 new permanent residents will be admitted under these 3 streams.
Moreover, 3 additional streams with unlimited caps have also been launched for French speakers. As a result, this pathway will rejuvenate Francophone minority communities.
From this ambitious devise of this permanent residence pathway, one thing is for sure: communities across Canada will benefit from French-speaking and bilingual newcomers.
Refer to the following links for detailed explanations of all eligibility requirements: