New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: April 19, 2021

Categories: GoodFoodBites

The Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced a new pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy.

To be eligible, workers must have at least one year of Canadian work experience in a healthcare profession or another pre-approved essential occupation, which includes food production and distribution.

“These special public policies will grant permanent status to temporary workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and who possess the skills and experience we need to fight the pandemic and accelerate our economic recovery,” the news release reads.

Up to 90,000 new permanent residents will be admitted under three streams. The streams will remain open until November 5, 2021, or until they have reached the limit.

For more information, visit the Government of Canada’s website here. Please share with anyone who may be interested.