Canada announces 6 New Immigration Programs

Immigration Programs

These new immigration programs will directly benefit Essential Workers and International Students in Canada.

Effective May 6, 2021, IRCC will begin accepting applications under the following 3 streams for new immigration programs:

  • 20,000 applications for temporary workers in health care
  • 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations (45 healthcare and 90 pre-approved essential occupations)
  • 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from a Canadian institution

The other three programs are aimed at French-speaking applicants. These programs do not have an intake cap. The streams will remain open until Nov 5, 2021, or until they have reached their limit. Up to 90,000 new permanent residents will be admitted under these 3 streams.

This limited-time pathway to permanent residency is for essential workers of all skill levels. Temporary residents who work in one of the listed occupations and who are applying from within Canada may have a chance to become one of the 20,000 healthcare workers, or 30,000 essential workers to get permanent residence through this new policy. 

How will this benefit?

The new policy will help Canada achieve 2021 Immigration Levels Plan, which will see Canada welcome 401,000 new permanent residents. The skilled newcomers and international graduates welcomed under the plan will help create jobs and drive long-term growth in Canada. 

According to Statistics Canada (January 2021), immigrants who previously held a work permit often report higher wages 1 year after becoming permanent residents.

Graduates and workers must have proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages. Applicants are required to submit their language test results as part of their application. Workers need a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 4 and graduates need a CLB of 5.

The applicants must meet general admissibility requirements; and be present, authorized to work and working in Canada at the time of their application to qualify.

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