Canada Announces Permanent Residence for over 90,000 essential workers and int’l graduates

By: News Desk      Published: 02:19 PM, 15 Apr, 2021
Canada Announces Permanent Residence for over 90,000 essential workers and int’l graduates

Canada has announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy, reported 24News HD TV Channel Thursday

These special public policies will grant permanent status to temporary workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and who possess the skills and experience to fight the pandemic and accelerate the economic recovery.

The focus of this new pathway will be on temporary workers employed in Canadian hospitals and long-term care homes and on the frontlines of other essential sectors, as well as international graduates who are driving the economy of tomorrow.

To be eligible, workers must have at least one year of Canadian work experience in a healthcare 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.

Effective May 6, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (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.    

With an accelerated pathway to permanent residency, these special public policies will encourage essential temporary workers and international graduates to put down roots in Canada and help the country retain the talented workers it needs, particularly in the health-care system.