Temporary resident to permanent resident pathway

Become a permanent resident

As an international graduate from a Canadian institution, or a temporary foreign worker in a hospital, in a long-term care home, or on the frontlines, you are driving the Canadian economy of tomorrow and helping with our economic recovery.

In recognition of your contribution, Canada is creating a new pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution.


Health care workers

Essential non-health care workers

International student graduates

Supporting Francophone communities

To promote Canada’s official languages, 3 additional streams with no application limits have been created for French-speaking or bilingual candidates.

French-speaking health care workers

French-speaking essential non-health care workers

French-speaking international student graduates

Communities across Canada benefit from French-speaking and bilingual newcomers. This pathway will contribute to the vitality of these Francophone minority communities.

Apply today

Learn more about the new pathway to permanent residence, including eligibility criteria, what documents you need and information about the application process. Space is limited. Find out if you are eligible today.

Check if you can apply.

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: