New PR streams for essential workers, international student graduates in Canada
As part of an initiative to meet immigration targets amid travel restrictions, Canada is launching six new limited-time immigration programs to essential workers and international student graduates who are working in Canada.
There has been much interest in the new programs, as they are open to a wide range of candidates. Generally speaking, to apply you need to be working in an eligible occupation in Canada or have recently graduated from an eligible educational program, meet language requirements, among other criteria.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will release a guide on what information candidates will need to submit. What we know about the programs now, is based on the public policies on the IRCC webpage, as well as briefing notes from an April 21 meeting between IRCC and three associations representing immigration lawyers and consultants.