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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 labor 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.

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.

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