Update: The pathway from temporary residents to permanent residents closed on 5th November 2021. But for a certain period, the temporary to the permanent resident pathway is open and it is for those who are working in Canada and have their families with them. They are planning to open the window again for 2022 and also are willing to complete 1.3 million new permanent residents by the period 2022-2024. However, no official announcement in this regard is yet out.
For those who are interested in migrating to Canada, the immigration department of Canada has recently released six new immigration streams for international graduates and essential workers. They are taking this initiative because immigrants make their workforce and skilled labor mostly.
Application guide for new immigration streams
Canada has set up a target of incorporating 401,000 new immigrants by the end of 2021. Therefore, it has launched six new immigration streams to incorporate immigrants as permanent residents of Canada.
The recent limited-time immigration pathways have gone live from 12:00 PM EST of May 6, 2021 and will close on November 5 2021 when all the streams have attained their maximum capacity. The following are the six new immigration streams introduced by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
- International graduates – 40,000 applications
- French-speaking international graduates – no cap
- Stream A Workers in Canada – Healthcare workers (20,000 applications)
- Stream B Workers in Canada – Essential non-healthcare workers (30,000 applications)
- Stream A Workers in Canada (French-speaking) – Healthcare workers
- Stream B Workers in Canada (French-speaking) – Essential non-healthcare workers
What are the requirements?
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applicant requirements are as follows:
- The application acceptance process is based on a first come, first served basis.
- Quebec citizens can be eligible as long as they can prove to the officer that they intend to move to another province.
- Self-employed experience will not be considered.
- The fees can be paid in advance online and the receipt can be uploaded at the time of application submission.
- Immigrants can apply to multiple streams but have to pay a separate fee for each application.
- The applicant must be working in Canada at the time of applying. They can be in any occupation but should have completed at least 1560 working hours in an eligible occupation within a duration of three years. Those who are applying to the graduate stream should provide a Canadian credential.
- Applicants must submit a complete application with all supporting documents including results of the language tests and pay the application fee.
- Wet signatures aren’t needed as there would be attestation at the end of the online application which would serve as the signature.
What is the application process?
- Applicants must visit the government website www.cic.gc.ca and use a tool to select the immigration stream to which they can apply.
- They must first take the questions and only if you meet all the questions, you can make to the next section which is the place where you need to start the application process.
- After this, they can create an account with their email id, verify the email address and begin validating and submitting their forms with 2D barcodes.
- After uploading all the relevant documents at the right spots, they would find an acknowledgment and consent form along with a privacy statement.
How to submit an application?
Once the applicant approves the privacy and consent agreements, they can then click the giant blue “Submit” button located at the end of the application. After this, a page would pop up confirming the submission of the application.
How to check the status?
After filling out the form, the status of the application can be checked on the IRCC website. All you have to do is log in to check the status of your IRCC application.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Will you have a TR to PR pathway in 2022?
There are a lot of applications that were processed in 2021 and the rest will be done in 2022.
Which is that province where you can get easy PR?
British Columbia is one place where minimum years of work experience can get you in. All you need is just two years of work experience will be enough to get admission for PR.
They have stopped submitting the TR to PR conversions but then those who already applied are already being considered as they are still doing the selection process even in 2022. If you need to straighten any of your facts, this could be the place for the Application Guide For New Immigration. Currently, the window is closed but it might open soon and when it does, you must be ready with the details and the information.