Good News for essential workers and international students in Canada

New Public Policy further strengthens Canada’s goal to accept 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021 while COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to limit the numbers of newcomers landing in the country.

Immigration Minister Mr. Marco Mendicino announced a new pathway to permanent residency for 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are currently in Canada.

The new policy will grant permanent status to temporary workers and graduates who have the skills and experience currently required as the need of the hour.

Under this new policy, health care and other eligible essential workers must have at least one year of Canadian work experience to apply, while international graduates must have completed an eligible Canadian post-secondary program within the last four years.

This new pathway will open up on May 6 and run until November 5 or until the required number of applicants have been accepted. The immigration department will start accepting up to 50,000 applications from health care and other essential workers and 40,000 applications from international students who have graduated from a Canadian institution.

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