Permanent Residence for Essential Occupation Workers - Castle&Co

Permanent Residence for Essential Occupation Workers

Permanent Residence for Essential Occupation Workers

If You Are a Temporary Resident With Canadian Experience in an Essential Occupation, This Is Your Chance to Become a Permanent Resident!

On April 12th, the government of Canada announced a temporary public policy that will help foreign nationals in the country (outside Quebec) to apply for permanent residence if they have Canadian work experience in essential occupations.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and extended border closure, Canada is now turning to temporary residents in the country that contribute to the labour market. The government’s objective with this new policy is to reach the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan goals.

Starting May 6th, if you are a temporary worker, you will be able to apply under this new stream. Canada will keep the application process open until November 5th or until the intake cap is reached. You will need experience in one or several of the 40 health-related occupations or 95 other eligible essential occupations (see the complete list) to apply to one of the two streams conceived under this policy.

Key Requirements

  1,560 hours of full-time or half-time employment in essential occupations.

  Experience in essential occupations gathered in the last three years before applying.

  To apply to stream A, candidates must comply with experience in one or more health-related essential occupations.

  To apply to stream B, candidates must comply with experience in one or more health-related or other essential occupations.

  Valid language proficiency certificate, equal or superior to 4  in the CLB or NCLC.

  Be employed at the time of application submission.

  Be in Canada under a valid temporary residence status.

Permanent Residence for Essential Occupation Workers

Possibilities for Family Members

Canadian Government has also taken into consideration family applications. Under certain circumstances, this new policy will also allow potential candidates to include family members in Canada or even abroad in their application.

To find out if you meet the requirements for this program, you can complete the form below and we will contact you for a free assessment.

Open Work Permit for Candidates

As of July 26, applicants from Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway Programs can apply to Open Work Permits under a temporary public policy.

This policy provides exemptions so that eligible candidates (and any family members included in the pathway application) can obtain an open work permit while waiting for the outcome of their case.

To find out if you meet the requirements and to enhance your chances of approval contact us!

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We offer an initial free phone call assessment to inform you of the immigration pathways that best suit you.

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We offer an initial free phone call assessment to inform you of the immigration pathways that best suit you.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a licensed immigration consultancy firm, Castle and Co is not only authorized to provide you with advice and guidance. We can also represent you before the Canadian Government as your third party to minimize any errors or omissions with your applications. We work mainly with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for any immigration application and ESDC (Service Canada) for any foreign worker-related LMIA application.

Our many years of experience have taught us how to prepare solid applications and communicate effectively and efficiently with government institutions.

Call us or fill the contact form at the end of our FAQ to get a free assessment of your case.

Castle & Co is a consultancy firm that can provide services for the following immigration applications:

  Permanent Residence through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, or Quebec programs.

  Family Reunification through Spouse Sponsorship (spouse, conjugal, common-law), Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship, Dependent Children reunification, or others.

  Temporary Residence to acquire tourist visas, as well as study and work permits & visas.

  Citizenship preparation for permanent residents who have lived in Canada for more than three years.

  Consultations and expert reviews on your application if you are preparing it on your own.

We also help Canadian employers prepare a solid LMIA application to hire the foreign workers they need.

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As part of our service, we will walk you through this process and send you the proper instructions on how to pay these fees.

We give you the option to pay them yourself or include the costs in our service payments so that we can pay this on your behalf.

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It will depend on the program, the country of residence and the processing times in effect by the Canadian immigration offices when the application is submitted. You can find the approximate current processing times here.

Please keep in mind that these processing times are estimates. Sometimes offices process cases, prioritizing applications depending on several factors. Also, at times applications are forwarded to other processing centers that may have a lower work backlog, thus, reducing processing times considerably. If your application was not professionally prepared or contains errors or omissions, the processing times will be increased for several months or even years.

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Under certain circumstances, you can apply to have a valid work permit while your permanent residence is being processed.

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Submitting your profile does not guarantee an invitation. We work on your profile to make it the best possible, and we will advise you on how you can make it better.

However, receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residency may not depend solely on your score. Several factors like labour shortages or the need for specific professionals may trigger invitations to apply to profiles that may have lower points than other selected applicants.

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Certain family members or dependents can be included in your application, they will be applying with you as the principal applicant and will be granted their permanent residency at the same time.

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You can apply through Express Entry and then be invited to apply to certain Provincial Nominee Programs or you can apply directly to a specific province.

Both the Express Entry system and the majority of the Provincial Nominee Programs work on point-based systems. However, they have different criteria when choosing a profile to be invited to apply.

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