Canada is planning to launch a fast-track immigration program for temporary foreign workers and international students soon. Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said that the new program would be a permanent pathway for temporary residents. He further said that it would be similar, but not identical to the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) program, which helped 90000 essential workers and international student graduates to gain permanent residence this year.
In the mandate letter to the Minister, he had been directed by the Prime Minister of Canada to “expand pathways to Permanent Residence for international students and temporary foreign workers.” The minister has to come up with a framework for the new PR pathway by September 8, as per a motion passed in the Canadian House of Commons.
Good opportunity for students
Canadian study and work experience can help you gain permanent residence in the country more easily. Those who complete their studies in a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in a study program of at least eight months duration, will be eligible to receive a Post-Graduation Work Permit(PGWP). This will help international graduates gain Canadian work experience, will puts them in a better place to receive permanent residence in Canada.
Changes to Canada Express Entry
As Canada is planning to resume all-program Express Entry draws in July, several other changes to the Express Entry system are also in the pipeline.
It is predicted that Express Entry draws would become pool-based on an economic goal, like occupation, French language ability and educational credential. Those who wish to migrate to Canada through Express Entry may apply under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Program. The Express Entry candidates are assessed and ranked on the basis of Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score. Those with high CRS score have a better chance to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada. If the candidates have a provincial nomination, they will receive 600 additional CRS score points, which would guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in a subsequent Express Entry draw.