Canada Welcomes New Permanent Residents
In today’s blog update, we will update you about the recent developments in Canadian Immigration regarding the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway.
Canada has welcomed nearly 50,000 newcomers through its Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway, initiated in mid-2021 to maintain immigration numbers despite COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Data shows more new permanent residents have come through the program in the first five months of 2022 compared to 2021.
Applicants have come from every one of Canada’s provinces under the program, which sought to welcome 90,000 recent international graduates and essential temporary workers.
Under the program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) planned to approve the following:
- 20,000 applications for temporary workers in healthcare;
- 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected fundamental occupations, and
- 40,000 applications for international students who received their graduate degree from a Canadian institution.
IRCC also approved an unlimited number of applications from French speakers in each of the three categories.
Due to the backlog of immigration applications at IRCC exceeding more than 2.7 million, candidates through the TR to PR Pathway are qualified for Open Work Permits if their temporary status in Canada expires before their application is completed.
The updated numbers up to mid-July showed 51,392 applications in the waiting stage, specifically for the TR to PR Pathway.
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