Temporary public policies: Temporary resident to permanent resident pathway – About the program 


About the program

The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway is a limited-time pathway to permanent residence. It is for certain temporary residents who are currently working in Canada and their families.

You may be eligible for permanent residence if

or

Streams and application limits

There are 6 streams in this pathway:

Once a stream has reached the maximum number of applications, the stream is removed from the portal and you will no longer be able to apply. Make sure that you meet all eligibility criteria before applying for any of the streams.

General streams

Stream name Number of applications that will be accepted Number of applications that have been submitted
Workers in Canada: health care 20,000 We couldn’t load the data. Try again. (Last update: We couldn’t load the data. Try again.)
Workers in Canada: essential, non-health care 30,000 We have reached the maximum number of applications for this stream.
Recent international graduates from a Canadian institution 40,000 We have reached the maximum number of applications for this stream.

French-speaking streams

Stream name Number of applications that will be accepted Number of applications that have been submitted
French-speaking workers in Canada: health care Unlimited We couldn’t load the data. Try again. (Last update: We couldn’t load the data. Try again.)
French-speaking workers in Canada: essential, non-health care Unlimited We couldn’t load the data. Try again. (Last update: We couldn’t load the data. Try again.)
French-speaking recent international graduates from a Canadian institution Unlimited We couldn’t load the data. Try again. (Last update: We couldn’t load the data. Try again.)

Check if you can apply

Each stream has different eligibility requirements.

You can find out if you are eligible for one or more of the streams by answering some questions in our eligibility tool.

If you are eligible, review the detailed requirements before you apply.

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