Temporary public policies: Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

These public policies come into effect on May 6, 2021, and will end on November 5, 2021, or once the intake caps of the applicable streams have been reached, whichever comes first.

These public policies identify 6 streams of potential applicants:

  1. Workers in Canada: Health care – 20,000
  2. Workers in Canada: Essential non-health care – 30,000
  3. International graduates from a Canadian institution – 40,000
  4. French-speaking workers in Canada: Health care – Uncapped
  5. French-speaking workers in Canada: Essential non-health care – Uncapped
  6. French-speaking international graduates from a Canadian institution – Uncapped

The Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway is a limited-time pathway to permanent residence for qualifying temporary residents and their families. Applicants who have work experience in Canada in an essential occupation or the health or health services field, or have recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution, may be able to apply for permanent residence. Graduates and workers must be present in Canada and currently working (with authorization) at the time of their application, have proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages and meet general admissibility requirements to qualify.

Note: Individuals who have made a refugee claim in Canada and failed refugee claimants who do not currently have temporary resident status are not eligible under this public policy.


Application process and who can apply

All applications for permanent residence under the Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway must be submitted electronically using the dedicated intake tool. An alternative application process for persons with disabilities is also available.

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in the public policy and in the application guide to be considered eligible for processing.


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