Permanent residence for 90,000 students and foreign workers: Am I eligible?

Canada Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced on April 14 that new programs would be launched, giving permanent residence to 90,000 students and foreign workers.

The breakdown of the numbers will be: 20,000 health care workers, 30,000 in other essential occupations and 40,000 international graduates that will be given a chance to obtain permanent residence through the programs.

International students who graduated from a Canadian or Quebec university or college in the last four years will be able to apply to become a permanent resident, following that they meet all eligibility requirements.

The new program for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations will be divided in two streams, with hundreds of eligible occupations divided in two annexes.

The first annex will cover 40 health care occupations such as nurse, doctor, pharmacist, social and community worker, home support worker, etc. The second annex will cover 95 essential occupations, such as cashiers, several trades occupations, transport truck, bus, taxi and delivery drivers, grocery store workers, home childcare providers, etc.

The programs will open on May 6, 2021 and close on November 5, 2021, or once the intake caps are reached.

If you are interested in receiving more information on these programs and a review of your eligibility, we invite you to contact us.