New PR Programs for Essential Workers & International Students (Part 3)

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New PR Programs for Essential Workers & International Students (Part 3)

Now, we’re on the final part of our post about the new permanent residence immigration programs for international students and essential workers. After this, you’ll be able to submit an application. 

In this post, we will discuss some of the most popular questions about the latest developments in permanent residency in Canada. 

Do You Need a Job Offer?

You don’t need a job offer from a Canadian company to apply under one of the new programs. The eligibility of the programs focuses on your previous education or work experience in the country. 

You need at least one year of Canadian work experience in the last three years. As for international students, they need to be currently working in the country. Under these policies, there are no specific requirements on the type of Canadian work experience you need. 

How Long Does the Application Process Take? 

There is no clear indication of how long the CIC processes these applications. However, these new programs are referred to as “accelerated” pathways, which means you can expect it to be faster compared to other immigration methods. 

As mentioned in our first post, these public policies aim to let foreign nationals and international graduates the chance to become permanent residents of Canada to help boost economic recovery. Therefore, it’s likely that the CIC will prioritize these applications. 

Can a Spouse or a Dependent Be Included in the Application? 

Eligible spouses or common-law partners and dependent children can be included in the application for permanent residence under four public policies. That means you will be granted permanent residency status under these new programs. 

Is There a Limit to the Number of Applications That Will Be Processed? 

There are limits on the number of applications that will be accepted per batch. For international students, it’s 40,000. It’s 30,000 for essential workers and 20,000 for healthcare workers. 

There is no intake limit for special public policies for French-speaking essential workers and international graduates. With that, the CIC will process all eligible applications that are submitted under these two public policies. 

Can You Live Anywhere in Canada Once Permanent Residence Status Is Granted? 

You can live anywhere in Canada but not in the province of Quebec. 

Can You Apply If You Currently Live and Work in Quebec?

If you’re eligible to apply under these new immigration programs, you can, even if you’re currently working in Quebec. However, you need to demonstrate your intent to reside outside of the province. 

How Long Are These Immigration Programs Available? 

These programs will close on November 5, 2021, or once the intake cap of the applicable stream has been reached. Applications submitted after November 5, 2021 will no longer be processed. 

Conclusion

Now is the time to take advantage of these new immigration programs in Canada for international students and essential workers. As early as now, process your application before it’s too late. It’s best to seek the help of an immigration consultant in Ontario to help you through the process. Since the programs are new, you’re going to need professional help, especially if it’s your first time. 

If you’re looking for professional help from a trusted firm, please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472. 

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