International Graduates and Essential Workers: Apply for PR on May 6

Author: Swift Connect |

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International graduates and essential workers in Canada will have three new pathways to permanent residency next month.

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Marco E.L. Mendicino, announced a new pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to the country’s economy.

The new programs will be for temporary workers employed in hospitals and long-term care homes and those on the front lines. As well, the new programs will be for international graduates from Canadian educational institutions.

Applications open on May 6, 2021. IRCC has created three (3) streams in which applications will be open for:

  • 20,000 applications for temporary workers in healthcare.
  • 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations.
  • 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from a Canadian educational institution.

Applications will be open until November 5, 2021, or until the limits are met.

To be eligible, workers need at least one (1) year of Canadian work experience in a healthcare profession or another pre-approved essential occupation. Essential Workers need a Canadian Language Benchmark of 4.

As an international graduate, to be eligible candidates must have completed an eligible Canadian post-secondary program within the last four (4) years, no earlier than January 2017. All International Graduates need a Canadian Language Benchmark of 5.

All applicants need to have taken the IELTS exam.

Graduates and workers must have proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages; meet general admission requirements; and be present, authorized to work and working in Canada at the time of their application. Candidates must be residing in any Canadian province other than Quebec.


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  1. Review your current profile with a view to avoid misrepresentation.
  2. Provide guidance in preparing and collecting your supporting documents.
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  5. Assist in submitting the application on May 6.
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