Health-care workers permanent residence pathway: About the public policies
The Health-care workers permanent residence pathway is now closed to new applications.
This application process offers refugee claimants the option to apply for permanent residence if they
- have worked a minimum number of hours in Canada’s health-care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic
- provided direct patient care as part of their job
- meet all other eligibility criteria
You can apply if you meet the eligibility requirements and you’re
- a pending or failed refugee claimant who made a refugee claim in Canada prior to March 13, 2020, and you still live in Canada
- the spouse or common-law partner of an eligible refugee claimant if
- the refugee claimant contracted COVID-19 and passed away from it
- you have been in Canada since before August 14, 2020
Learn more about the 2 public policies we used to create this pathway to permanent residence.
To create this process, we used
- a public policy that applies to applicants planning to live outside Quebec
- a separate public policy that applies to applicants planning to live inside Quebec
- The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration du Québec (MIFI) will assess your work experience if you plan to live in Quebec.
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