Permanent residence pathway for foreign nationals who were in state care
Status: Open until January 21, 2027
We've put a temporary public policy in place in recognition of the vulnerability of certain foreign nationals who
- came to Canada under the age of 19
- were under the legal responsibility of a child and family services provider
- may now face removal
This will provide a pathway to permanent residence to eligible foreign nationals and their family members in Canada.
Eligible foreign nationals who were in state care don't pay a fee for a permanent residence application under this policy.
If you want to stay temporarily
Eligible foreign nationals who were in state care can also apply for a temporary resident permit to allow them to stay in Canada as temporary residents. Learn more about the temporary resident permit.
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