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New Immigration Programs for International Graduates, Essential Workers, and French Speakers

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introducing new pathways for 90,000 international graduates, employees who meet certain criteria, as well as an unlimited number of graduates and employees with French proficiency in Canada to become permanent residents. Those programs will open from May 6, 2021, until November 5, 2021, or until they have reached their limit.



The programs were announced under four public policy are:


1) Temporary Public policy that allows people who are in Canada and have recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations (outside the province of Quebec) to gain PR status.


· At least 1-year full-time Canadian work experience in certain occupations in the last 3 years prior to the receipt of the PR application, or part-time work experience equivalent to 1-year full-time work (minimum 1,560 hours)

· One year of work experience must be obtained in one or more of the eligible professions as follows:

· Stream A: One year of work experience in one or more occupations listed in Appendix A. This experience cannot be combined with Annex B professions.

· Stream B: One year of work experience in one or more occupations listed in Annex B or a combination of occupations in Annex A and B.

· Working in Canada in any profession at the time of the PR application

· Working legally and not being self-employed

· To certify English or French proficiency at CLB 4 level (English: IELTS General, CELPIP General, French: TEF Canada, TCF Canada) (IELTS R: 3.5, W: 4, L: 4.5, S: 4) Exam results are valid for two years when PR application is made. should be newer.

· To be a resident of Canada with a valid temporary resident status (or eligible to restore status) and be physically in Canada when the PR application is submitted and the application is approved.

· Intention to reside in a state or territory outside of Quebec

· To apply for PR using the forms provided by IRCC for this public policy and to submit all the necessary documents that all the requirements of the application are met.


· Stream A - maximum 20,000 applications will be accepted.

· Stream B - maximum 30,000 applications will be accepted.



2) Temporary public policy that allows people who are in Canada, proficient in French, and have recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations (outside the province of Quebec) to gain PR status.


· At least 1-year full-time Canadian work experience in certain occupations in the last 3 years prior to the receipt of the PR application, or part-time work experience equivalent to 1-year full-time work (minimum 1,560 hours)

· One year of work experience must be obtained in one or more of the eligible professions as follows:

· Stream A: One year of work experience in one or more occupations listed in Appendix A. This experience cannot be combined with Annex B professions.

· Stream B: One year of work experience in one or more occupations listed in Annex B or a combination of occupations in Annex A and B.

· Working in Canada in any profession at the time of the PR application

· Working legally and not being self-employed

· To document proficiency in French at CLB 4 level (TEF Canada, TCF Canada). Exam results must be newer than two years when the PR application is submitted.

· To be a resident of Canada with a valid temporary resident status (or eligible to restore status) and be physically in Canada when the PR application is submitted, and the application is approved.

· Intention to reside in a state or territory outside of Quebec

· To apply for PR using the forms provided by IRCC for this public policy and to submit all the necessary documents that all the requirements of the application are met.

· There is no capacity limit for admission.


Annex A and Annex B occupational lists mentioned in these two public policies are as follows:


Annex A – Eligible Health-Related Occupations

Eligible health care occupations include all broad occupational category 3 occupations (Health occupations) from the National Occupational Classification (NOC) with the exception of Veterinarians (NOC 3114) and Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 3213). Five occupations from broad occupational category 4 (Occupations in education, law and social, community, and government services) are also eligible occupations.

Eligible Occupations:

NOC Occupation 3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3111 Specialist physicians 3112 General practitioners and family physicians 3113 Dentists 3121 Optometrists 3122 Chiropractors 3124 Allied primary health practitioners 3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 3131 Pharmacists 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 3142 Physiotherapists 3143 Occupational therapists 3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 3211 Medical laboratory technologists 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants 3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists 3215 Medical radiation technologists 3216 Medical sonographers 3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. 3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 3221 Denturists 3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists 3223 Dental technologists, technicians, and laboratory assistants 3231 Opticians 3232 Practitioners of natural healing 3233 Licensed practical nurses 3234 Paramedical occupations 3236 Massage therapists 3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment 3411 Dental assistants 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates 3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services 4151 Psychologists 4152 Social workers 4153 Family, marriage, and other related counselors 4165 Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers 4212 Social and community service workers 4412 Home support workers, housekeepers, and related occupations


ANNEX B – Other Eligible Essential Occupations

1. Major Unit Groups

Major Unit Group

NOC Code

Occupation

66 - Sales support occupations

6611 Cashiers

6621 Service station attendants

6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks, and order fillers

6623 Other sales-related occupations

72- Industrial, electrical, and construction trades

7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping, and erecting trades and related occupations

7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations

7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232 Tool and die makers

7233 Sheet metal workers

7234 Boilermakers

7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

7236 Ironworkers

7237 Welders and related machine operators

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians

7243 Power system electricians

7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians

7251 Plumbers

7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers

7253 Gasfitters

7271 Carpenters

7272 Cabinetmakers

7281 Bricklayers

7282 Concrete finishers

7283 Tilesetters

7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

7291 Roofers and shinglers

7292 Glaziers

7293 Insulators

7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295 Floor covering installers

74 - Other installers, repairers and servicers, and material handlers

7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers

7442 Waterworks and gas maintenance workers

7444 Pest controllers and fumigators

7445 Other repairers and servicers

7451 Longshore workers

7452 Material handlers

75 - Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations

7511 Transport truck drivers

7512 Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators

7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

7514 Delivery and courier service drivers

7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

7522 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers

7531 Railway yard and track maintenance workers

7532 Water transport deck and engine room crew

7533 Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations

7534 Air transport ramp attendants

7535 Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers

76 - Trades helpers, construction labourers and related occupations

7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers

7612 Other trades helpers and labourers

7621 Public works and maintenance labourers

7622 Railway and motor transport labourers

86 - Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers

8611 Harvesting labourers

8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

8613 Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

8614 Mine labourers

8615 Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

8616 Logging and forestry labourers

2. Minor Unit Groups

Minor Unit Group

NOC Code

Occupation

151 - Mail and message distribution occupations

1511 Mail, postal, and related workers

1512 Letter carriers

1513 Couriers, messengers, and door-to-door distributors

642 - Retail salesperson

6421 Retail salespersons

673 - Cleaners

6731 Light duty cleaners

6732 Specialized cleaners

6733 Janitors, caretakers, and building superintendents

843 - Agriculture and horticulture workers

8431 General farmworkers

8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers

844 - Other workers in fishing and trapping and hunting occupations

8441 Fishing vessel deckhands

8442 Trappers and hunters

946 - Machine operators and related workers in food, beverage, and associated products processing

9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing

9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers

9463 Fish and seafood plant workers

9465 Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

3. Specific 4 digit unit groups

NOC Code

Occupation

0821 Managers in agriculture

0822 Managers in horticulture

4031 French and French Immersion Secondary school teachers (the language of instruction must be French)

4032 French and French Immersion Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (the language of instruction must be French)

4411 Home childcare providers

4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

6331 Retail butchers

6523 Airline ticket and service agents

6524 Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives, and related clerks

6541 Security guards and related security service occupations

6551 Customer services representatives - financial institutions

6552 Other customer and information services representatives

8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

9617 Laboure’s in food and beverage processing

9618 Laboure’s in fish and seafood processing


3) Temporary public policy that allows people in Canada who have recently graduated from a Canadian higher education institution (outside the province of Quebec) to gain PR status.


Have completed study program prior to the date of the PR application submission and not before January 2017 (Educational institution may be in Quebec province)

· Having graduated from a program of at least 8 months and received an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree

· Regardless of the duration of the program, to have a degree, diploma, a certificate that earns the professions listed in Annex A

· Completing two programs with a minimum of 8 months each, with a total of at least 16 months, or a two-year program with a total duration of at least 16 months

· Have a valid study permit while studying in Canada

· Working in Canada in any profession at the time of the PR application

· Working legally and not being self-employed

· To certify proficiency in English or French at CLB 5 level (English: IELTS General, CELPIP General, French: TEF Canada, TCF Canada) (IELTS R: 4, W: 5, L: 5, S: 5) Exam results are required for two years when PR application is made. should be newer.

· Be a resident of Canada with a valid temporary status (or eligible to restore status) and be physically in Canada when the PR application is submitted and the application is approved

· Intention to reside in a state or territory outside of Quebec

· To apply for PR using the forms provided by IRCC for this public policy and to submit all the necessary documents that all the requirements of the application are met.

· A maximum of 40,000 applications will be accepted.


4) Temporary public policy allowing people with French proficiency in Canada who have recently graduated from a Canadian higher education institution (outside the province of Quebec) to gain PR status.


Have completed study program prior to the date of the PR application submission and not before January 2017 (Educational institution may be in Quebec province)

· Having graduated from a program of at least 8 months and received an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree

· Regardless of the duration of the program, to have a degree, diploma, a certificate that earns the professions listed in Annex A

· Completing two programs with a minimum of 8 months each, with a total of at least 16 months, or a two-year program with a total duration of at least 16 months

· Have a valid study permit while studying in Canada.

· Working in Canada in any profession at the time of the PR application

· Working legally and not being self-employed

· To document proficiency in French at CLB 5 level (TEF Canada, TCF Canada). Exam results must be less than two years old when the PR application is received.

· To be a resident of Canada with a valid Temporary Resident status (or eligible to restore status) and be physically in Canada when the PR application is submitted, and the application is approved.

· Intention to reside in a state or territory outside of Quebec.

· To apply for PR using the forms provided by IRCC for this public policy and to submit all the necessary documents that all the requirements of the application are met.

· There is no program limit for admission.

· The list of Annex A occupations mentioned in the 3rd and 4th public policies is as follows:

ANNEX A

Major Group 72, industrial, electrical, and construction trades

7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping, and erecting trades and related occupations

7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations

7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232 Tool and die makers

7233 Sheet metal workers

7234 Boilermakers

7235 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters

7236 Ironworkers

7237 Welders and related machine operators

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians

7243 Power system electricians

7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians

7251 Plumbers

7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers

7253 Gasfitters

7271 Carpenters

7272 Cabinetmakers

7281 Bricklayers

7282 Concrete finishers

7283 Tilesetters

7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

7291 Roofers and shinglers

7292 Glaziers

7293 Insulators

7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295 Floor covering installers

Major Group 73, maintenance and equipment operation trades;

7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

7303 Supervisors, printing and related occupations

7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations

7305 Supervisors, motor transport, and other ground transit operators

7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7313 Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics

7314 Railway carmen/women

7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

7316 Machine fitters

7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics

7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers

7322 Motor vehicle body repairers

7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

7332 Appliance servicers and repairers

7333 Electrical mechanics

7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanics

7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers

7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers

7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women

7371 Crane operators

7372 Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying, and construction

7373 Water well drillers

7381 Printing press operators

7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

Major Group 82, supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture, and related production

8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry

8221 Supervisors, mining and quarrying

8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services

8231 Underground production and development miners

8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers, and related workers

8241 Logging machinery operators

8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and specialized livestock workers

8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance, and horticulture services

8261 Fishing masters and officers

8262 Fishermen/women

Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing, and utility supervisors and central control operators;

9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

9213 Supervisors, food and beverage processing

9214 Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing

9215 Supervisors, forest products processing

9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur, and leather products processing and manufacturing

9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing

9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing

9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly

9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

9232 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas, and chemical processing

9235 Pulping, papermaking, and coating control operators

9241 Power engineers and power systems operators

9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks

6321 Chefs

6322 Cooks

Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers

6331 Butchers, meat cutters, and fishmongers - retail and wholesale

6332 Bakers


https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/public-policies.html


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