The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, urges French-speaking temporary residents in Canada to take advantage of the recently launched temporary pathways to permanent residence. This public policy came into effect on May 6, 2021 and will end on November 5, 2021.
Until November 5, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept applications from French-speaking or bilingual candidates who intend to live outside of Quebec, under three streams for:
- temporary workers in health care
- temporary workers in other selected essential occupations
- international students who graduated from a Canadian institution
There is no limit on applications to the streams dedicated to French-speaking and bilingual newcomers. Applicants need to demonstrate a level of French-language proficiency of at least benchmark 4 through an approved test from a designated language testing organization. To be eligible, workers must have at least 1 year of Canadian work experience in a health care profession or another pre-approved essential occupation. International graduates must have completed an eligible Canadian post-secondary program at a designated learning institution as of January 2017.
Please contact one of our lawyers at [email protected], if you have any questions about this program.