Canada is now making it easier for essential jobs, international students, and native French speakers to enter the country. Beginning May 6, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will grant temporary residency to 90,000 vital staff and foreign student graduates. There will be three programs that will accept an unlimited number of eligible French speakers.
The new services are open to qualifying temporary residents who wish to relocate to a province or territory in Canada other than Quebec. This is because the new programs were implemented by the Canadian federal government, which does not have authority over Quebec’s immigration policy.
The new services will only be available for a limited time until November 5 or until the intake quotas are met. Forty healthcare occupations are eligible, and 95 other essential worker occupations in industries like manufacturing, agriculture, and sales. https://c0202f0b6b5e3c0ca2898f567e51b7b2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Applicants can also include their family members on their applications, whether or not they live in Canada. All listed on the application must be eligible to enter Canada, which means they must meet specific criminality and medical requirements.
For each of the six new services, the following are some of the general eligibility requirements:
- International student graduates
- Essential workers in healthcare
- Essential workers in other occupations
- French-speaking international student graduates
- French-speaking virtual workers in healthcare
- French-speaking essential workers in other occupations
- List of eligible healthcare occupations
- List of eligible essential occupations
International student graduates
Up to 40,000 recent foreign student graduates will be accepted as permanent residents in Canada.
You must have graduated from a post-secondary Designated Learning Institution (DLI) between January 2017 and the time you send your application to be qualified. You must also be working in Canada at the time you submit your application. Work performed as a sole proprietor is ineligible. https://c0202f0b6b5e3c0ca2898f567e51b7b2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
While your diploma or degree might have been earned at a DLI in Quebec, you must apply to live in another province.
Generally speaking, plans must be at least eight months long. Each program of study for a Diploma of Vocational Studies or Attestation of Vocational Specialization must be at least 900 hours long, and the combined program of study must be at least 1,800 hours long.
All proficiencies must meet the minimum language requirement of a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in English or French.
Essential workers in healthcare
This year, the Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) would admit up to 20,000 new permanent residents into a temporary stream for healthcare workers in Canada. To be qualified for certain economic-class immigration services, you must have professional work experience. This is not the case for this program; all you need is one year of work experience in a qualifying occupation in Canada.
Nurses, doctors, and pharmacists are among the 40 professions that are qualified for this initiative. This group also includes specific jobs related to social work, such as social workers, social and community service workers, and home care workers. This path is not open to veterinarians or veterinarian technicians.
Within the three years preceding your application date, you must have at least one year of qualifying full-time job experience. According to the government’s requirements, you must be working in any profession at the time of your submission.
If you are a medical practitioner working for a health authority on a fee-for-service basis, you cannot be self-employed.
All proficiencies must meet the minimum language requirement of a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 in English or French.
Finally, you must be traveling to a province or territory in Canada other than Quebec.
Essential workers in other occupations
Canada will accept 30,000 new permanent residents with job experience in critical occupations across all National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels under this temporary initiative. Retail salespeople, general farm workers, and building trades laborers are among the 95 eligible occupations.
Within the three years preceding your submission, you must have at least one year of qualifying full-time job experience. You must be working at the time of your filing, but the government language states that it can be “in any occupation.” Work performed as a sole proprietor is ineligible.
All proficiencies must have a CLB 4 in English or French.
You must also be traveling to a province or territory in Canada that is not Quebec.
French-speaking international student graduates
This new stream is for recent international student graduates who are living in Canada and speak French. You do not plan to relocate to Quebec to be qualified for the program, but you can still apply if you have a Quebec-based education.
You must be working in Canada at the time of your submission to be considered. You must also have completed your post-secondary education at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) after January 2017.
The program from which you graduated must also fulfill eligibility requirements. In most cases, they must last longer than eight months. Each program of study for a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or an Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS) must be at least 900 hours long, and the combined program must be at least 1,800 hours long.
In all French language skill fields, you must have a minimum of 5 Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC).
French-speaking essential workers in healthcare
An infinite number of French-speaking healthcare staff in Canada would become permanent residents via this route. It is not for people who want to immigrate to Quebec and speak French.
To be considered, you must have completed at least one year of full-time employment in Canada during the last three years before submitting your application. You must have worked in one of the 40 healthcare and social work professions that are eligible.
According to the government’s requirements, you must be working in any profession at the time of your submission. If you are a medical practitioner working for a health authority on a fee-for-service basis, you cannot be self-employed.
You must have a minimum of a 4 on the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) in all French language ability fields.
Some jobs include French-speaking employees
This stream allows an unlimited number of French speakers with work experience in one of the 95 qualifying professions to become permanent residents. Candidates must plan to relocate to a province in Canada other than Quebec to be eligible.
Within one year of applying, you must have met the full-time job requirements. You must have a job at the time of your application, but the government states that you can work in “any occupation.” Work done as a sole proprietor is not allowed.
You also need to include a minimum of Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) of 4 in all French language skill areas.
List of eligible healthcare occupations
Here is the list of qualified healthcare occupations sorted by National Occupational Classification (NOC):
- 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 works 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 careers in therapy and assessment
- 3411 Dental assistants
- 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
- 3414 Other assisting trades 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
List of eligible essential occupations
- IRCC sorted these other essential occupations into units and sub-units. They are listed by National Occupational Classification (NOC) code.
- Major unit groups
- Sales and support occupations
- 6611 Cashiers
- 6621 Service station attendants
- 6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks, and order fillers
- 6623 Other sales-related occupations
- Industrial, electrical, and construction trades
- 7201 Contractors and supervisor, machining, metal forming, shaping, and erecting trades and related occupations
- 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical works, 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
- 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
- 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 truck 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
- Trades helpers, construction laborers, and related occupations
- 7611 Construction trades helpers and laborers
- 7612 Other trades helpers and labourers
- 7621 Public works and maintenance labourers
- 7622 Railway and motor transport labourers
- 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
- Minor unit groups
- Mail and message distribution occupations
- 1511 Mail, postal and related workers
- 1512 Letter carriers
- 1513 Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors
- Retail salesperson
- 6421 Retail salespersons
- 6731 Light duty cleaners
- 6732 Specialized cleaners
- 6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
- Agriculture and horticulture workers
- 8431 General farm workers
- 8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers
- Other workers in fishing and trapping and hunting occupations
- 8441 Fishing vessel deckhands
- 8442 Trappers and hunters
- 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
- Specific 4-digit unit groups
- 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