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Canada introduces new route to permanent residency

April 20, 2021 | Immigration, News

Canada is setting up a new route to permanent residency for temporary workers and international graduates on 6th May 2021. The Canadian government is introducing this for those individuals who are essential to helping the country overcome the pandemic. Eligible essential workers such as health care professionals and relevant graduates will benefit from this.

Permanent status will be granted to migrants who are living in Canada and have the skills and experience required to fight the pandemic. Workers must have at least 1 year of health care experience in Canada and graduates must have completed a post-secondary program within the last 4 years in Canada.

There is a limit of 90,000 places for permanent residency and they have the following allocation: 

  • 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

This route will remain open until 5 November 2021 or until all places are filled.

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