April 22, 2021
By Ramya Ramanathan, Canadian Immigrant
Canada has announced a time-limited innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and actively contributing to Canada’s economy. This will grant permanent status to temporary workers employed in 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 help accelerate the country’s economic recovery.
Starting May 6, applications to the below streams will be accepted and will remain open until November 5, 2021, or until the application limit has been reached. Eligibility criteria are available on the Government of Canada website.
– 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