Canada Announces New Pathway to Permanent Residency for 40,000 International Graduates
With an ageing population, Canada has been working on retaining the incoming international students and skilled migrant workers in the country. Starting this May, international student graduates, essential workers and French-speakers in Canada will be offered 6 new pathways that lead to permanent residency.
Marco Mendicino, the Immigration Minister of Canada announced the new programmes on 14th April 2021. Through the new policy, 90,000 new immigrants are expected to receive their new permanent residency under the three programmes. Additionally, there is no cap on the intake numbers for French-speaking immigrants under the other three streams.
The temporary workers working in hospitals or long-term care homes, along with those employed in the frontlines of other essential sectors and the international students who graduated from a Canadian University are eligible to apply for the programmes.