Under the New Immigration Policy in Canada: 90,000 Applicants who are international graduates, healthcare workers and essential workers will be granted Permanent Residency

New Immigration policy: 

On April 12, 2021, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship issued 4 temporary public policies to help the following groups of people in Canada (except Quebec) to obtain the Permanent Residency. 


Category 1: Foreign nationals with a recent credential from a Canadian post-secondary institution

Category 2: Foreign nationals with Canadian work experience in essential occupations 


Key Takeaway:

International students no longer need to have one-year work experience in Canada after graduation to apply for PR. Both international students and essential workers will not need to meet the level of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score under Express Entry.


Important Message:

For qualifying candidates, if you have not taken a language test yet, SuperVisas recommend you to book one of the following English/French language exams as soon as possible: 


Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General Test (https://www.celpip.ca/take-celpip/find-a-test-date/)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training (https://ielts.ca/register-for-ielts/)

Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF Canada) (https://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/en/centres/canada/)

Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) (https://www.france-education-international.fr/tcf-tout-public/coordonnees-centres-passation)


Category 1: Foreign nationals with a recent credential from a Canadian post-secondary institution



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Graduated from a DLI institution after January 2017, which includes: 

    1. a public post-secondary institution, such as a college, trade/technical school, university or in Quebec CEGEP

    2. a private post-secondary school in Quebec that operates under the same rules and regulations as public institutions in Quebec

    3. a private or public post-secondary institution in Quebec offering qualifying programs of 900 hours or longer leading to a diploma of vocational studies (DVS) or an attestation of vocational specialization (AVS)

    4. a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees under provincial law but only if the program of study completed was a degree as authorized by the province, which may not include all programs of study offered by the private institution.

  2. Have been granted one of the following credentials, following the completion of a program study from an eligible institution as defined in a):

    1. a degree (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate) which must be a degree issued on completion of a program of at least 8 months in duration;

    2. a degree, diploma, certificate, or attestation issued on completion of a program of any duration leading to an occupation in a skilled trade (listed in Annex 1); or

    3. one or more diploma/certificate/attestation where the following conditions are met:

      1. For diplomas/certificates/attestations, each program of study must be at least 8 months in duration and the combined length of the credential(s) must be equivalent to a two-year credential (at least 16 months in duration).

      2. For the DVS and AVS, each program of study must be at least 900 hours in duration and the combined program of study must be at least 1,800 hours in duration.

        1. When combining one AVS with one DVS, the length of the AVS may be less than 900 hours if the combined length is at least 1,800 hours.

  3. Have been authorized to study throughout their education in Canada;

  4. Be employed in Canada with a valid permit or authorization to work at the time the application for permanent residence is received and must not be self-employed, unless working as a medical doctor in a fee-for-service arrangement with a health authority. 

  5. Attained CLB 5 in one of the following English/French test

    1. IELTS-GENERAL:R4, W5, L5, S5

    2. CELPIP-GENERAL: R5, W5, L5, S5

    3. TEF: R151, W226, L181, S226

    4. TCF: R375, W6, L369, S6

    5. The evaluation must be less than two (2) years old when the permanent residence application is received;

  6. Reside in Canada with valid temporary resident status (or be eligible to restore their status) and be physically present in Canada at the time the application for permanent residence is received and when the application is approved;

  7. Intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec;

  8. Have submitted an application for permanent residence using the forms provided by the Department for this public policy and which must include at the time of application all proof necessary to satisfy an officer that the applicant meets the conditions (eligibility requirements) of this public policy, except for evidence required to demonstrate physical presence in Canada at the time of application approval;

  9. The foreign national is not inadmissible under the Act and Regulations

ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS

If the main applicant meets the above conditions, the spouse, common-law partner, and children can accompany the application.


INTAKE CAP

40,000. (Any applications received after the intake cap of 40,000 has been reached, will not be processed.)


No cap will be applied to applicants with qualifying French test results. 


APPLICATION TIME

From May 6, 2021 to November 5, 2021 


HOW TO APPLY

Via Online Application


APPLICATION FEES

  1. SuperVisas Services Fee: $1600 CAD *

  2. Government Fees: 

    1. Processing Fee: $825 CAD/adult; 225 CAD/ child

    2. Right of permanent residence fee: $500 CAD/ adult


*Provide unconditional full refund within 7 days; please contact SuperVisas for details of refund.

Category 2: Foreign nationals with Canadian work experience in essential occupations 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Have accumulated at least one (1) year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time experience (1,560 hours), in Canada, in an eligible occupation listed in Annex 2 or Annex 3 in the three (3) years preceding the date when the application for permanent residence is received. 

    1. Stream A: the one year of work experience must have been acquired in one or more occupations listed in Annex A. Experience cannot be combined with Annex B occupations.

    2. Stream B: the one year of work experience must have been acquired in one or more occupations listed in Annex B, or a combination of occupations in Annexes A and B.

  2. Be employed in Canada in any occupation at the time that the application for permanent residence is received;

  3. The employment described in both a) and b) must meet the definition of work under subsection 73(2) of the Regulations, must have been authorized pursuant to the Act and Regulations and must not have been self-employed, unless working as a medical doctor in a fee-for-service arrangement with a health authority;

  4. Attained CLB 4 in one of the following English/French test

    1. IELTS-GENERAL:R3.5, W4, L4.5, S4

    2. CELPIP-GENERAL: R4, W4, L4, S4

    3. TEF: R121, W181, L145, S181

    4. TCF: R342, W4, L331 S4

    5. The evaluation must be less than two (2) years old when the permanent residence application is received;

  5. Reside in Canada with valid temporary resident status (or be eligible to restore their status) and be physically present in Canada at the time the application for permanent residence is received and when the application is approved;

  6. Intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec;

  7. Have submitted an application for permanent residence using the forms provided by the Department for this public policy and which must include at the time of application all proof necessary to satisfy an officer that the applicant meets the conditions (eligibility requirements) of this public policy, except for evidence required to demonstrate physical presence in Canada at the time of application approval;

  8. The foreign national is not inadmissible under the Act and Regulations.


ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS

If the main applicant meets the above conditions, the spouse, common-law partner, and children can accompany the application.


INTAKE CAP
Stream A – a maximum of 20,000 applications will be accepted for processing;

Stream B – a maximum of 30,000 applications will be accepted for processing.

No cap will be applied to applicants with qualifying French test results. 


APPLICATION TIME

From May 6, 2021 to November 5, 2021 


HOW TO APPLY

Via Online Application


APPLICATION FEES

1. SuperVisas Services Fee: $1600 CAD *

2.Government Fees: 

    1. Processing Fee: $825 CAD/adult; 225 CAD/ child

    2. Right of permanent residence fee: $500 CAD/ adult

*Provide unconditional full refund within 7 days; please contact SuperVisas for details of refund.



ANNEX 1 – Eligible Skilled Trades

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 platework 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 Gas fitters

7271 Carpenters

7272 Cabinetmaker

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 utilities 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



Annex 2: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 counsellors

4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

4212 Social and community service workers

4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

 

ANNEX 3 – 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 platework 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

Gas fitters

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 farm workers

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 (language of instruction must be French)

4032

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

4411

Home child care 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

Labourers in food and beverage processing

9618

Labourers in fish and seafood processing


Written by Xueran HAN
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)