New Permanent Residence Pathway For Undocumented Migrants
Our Blog update for today brings the good news of a new pathway to permanent residency.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has affirmed that a new pathway is in the process to offer permanent residency for undocumented workers.
However, further information on the new pathway and how many applicants would be accepted to Canada has not yet been disclosed.
An IRCC spokesperson has only confirmed that work is in progress, and the immigration department is operating with the Canadian Council for Refugees and Migrant Rights Network, along with academic experts and industry stakeholders.
The spokesperson had stated that IRCC would inform their future policy decisions depending on the results of recent innovative programs that have tried fresh approaches and successfully converted individuals in temporary status or with no status in Canada to permanent residency.
Special pathways such as The Guardian Angels were quickly implemented at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic between December 2020 and August 2021. This pathway is aimed at refugee claimants already delivering direct patient care in the health sector.
Another pathway toward permanent residency is the temporary public policy for Out-of-Status Construction Workers in Toronto.
This pathway was launched in 2020 and extended to January 2, 2021 – or until 500 applicants, and their families have been issued permanent residence, whichever comes first.
That pathway identifies the economic contributions of these workers and seeks to handle their vulnerability due to their absence of immigration status.
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