New announcement on 6 New Immigration Pathways opens doors towards PR for over 90,000 International Graduates and Temporary Foreign Workers

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The announcement of 6 New Immigration pathways towards PR seems to tell the immigrants – We Want you to Stay!

If you thought the February 2021 Express Entry draw with a ridiculously low CRS cut-off of 75 was the biggest immigration news this year? Well, think again!

April’s big announcement from Canada came in the form of a Temporary Public Policy Announcement from The Honorable Minister Marco Mendicino today and it is aimed at offering Permanent Residence to International Graduates and Temporary Foreign Workers over the next 6 months.

It is a well-known fact by now that COVID-19 has impacted inbound International travel heavily and has also led to delays in various other immigration functions that facilitate the timely processing of Immigration Applications from all over the world. Having targeted 401,000 new Permanent Residents in 2021 and similar ambitious numbers for the following 2 years, Canadian Immigration could have fallen short of its projections had it not been for the In-Canada applicants who were given priority on the recent Express Entry draws through The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

In the announcement made today, Canada went a step further in recognizing the contributions of newcomers thereby also ensuring stability in The Canadian Job Market during troubled times. This One-time program would be accepting 90,000 applications between 6th of May and 5th of November 2021. Under this program the following applicants and their family members would be eligible to apply:

International Graduates

40,000 International Graduate applications would be accepted under this program and applicants must meet the following key criteria before applying:

  • The Institute: An International Student under A Post-Secondary Program who has completed his/her studies after January 2017 from an eligible Designated Learning Institute (Most colleges, universities, and trade schools outside of Quebec would need to be Publicly funded to be eligible).
  • The Program:
  • If the credential being awarded is a Degree (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate) then the program should have been at least 8 months long.
  • If the credential being awarded is either a Degree, Diploma, Certificate or Attestation through a program of any duration then it should lead to an eligible skilled trade occupation as provided on the list by IRCC (Annexure-X)
  • For applicants who have pursued multiple studies, each program should have been at least 8 months long and the combined duration of the studies should equal a two-year credential.
  • Work Experience: Must be employed inside Canada on a valid work permit at the time of application submission under this program.
  • Language Proficiency: Must have attained CLB 5 in each of the four language skill areas in a test taken not more than 2 years ago.
  • Residence: Must be legally residing inside Canada at the time of application submission and at the time the application gets approved.
  • Must show an Intent to reside in a province outside of Quebec.

 

Temporary Foreign Workers

50000 applications would be accepted under this program and applicants must meet the following key criteria before applying:

  • Work Experience: Must have accumulated at least 12 months of full-time work experience in an eligible Health related profession or eligible essential occupation within the preceding 3 years. When claiming the work experience under a health-related profession, the complete 12 months should have been dedicated to a job in an eligible healthcare profession whereas when claiming the work experience under an essential occupation, the 12 months can be divided between healthcare as well as essential jobs.
  • Health Related Occupations – Annexure A
  • Essential Occupations – Annexure B
  • Employment Status: Be employed in any occupation inside Canada at the time of application submission.
  • Language Proficiency: Must have attained CLB 4 in each of the four language skill areas in a test taken not more than 2 years ago.
  • Residence: Must be legally residing inside Canada at the time of application submission and at the time the application gets approved.
  • Must show an Intent to reside in a province outside of Quebec.

 

Family Members: Under both the programs a spouse/common law partner, dependent child, or the dependent child of a spouse/common law partner of a Primary Applicant might be eligible to apply if the concerned individual is currently in Canada or had been disclosed as an accompanying family member on a permanent residence application done in the past.

 

In Conclusion

Minister Mendicino, in his address, said that Canada needs workers who possess a range of skills in a range of sectors within our economy to keep it going forward and to accelerate our economic recovery. Every cloud has a silver lining and the darker the cloud gets the silver lining gets brighter. Without doubt Covid-19 has been the darkest cloud that Canada has ever seen, and the impact of this dark cloud was felt most by newcomers who moved to Canada to study or work and to create new lives for themselves. Enterprising individuals who took the right steps and put in the right effort by contributing during these tough times are now getting to see the silver lining by way of this Public Policy Announcement.

Our advice to all applicants would be to ensure that you check your eligibility prior to applying and to get help from a certified immigration professional because this is a One-time opportunity which may not come back again. One must also try and put in one’s application as early as possible because the program comes with a cap of maximum 90,000 applications overall and we do not know how soon this number would get achieved.

 

Annexure X – Eligible Skilled Trades

 

Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades

NOC 7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations.

NOC 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations

NOC 7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

NOC 7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

NOC 7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers

NOC 7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

NOC 7232 Tool and die makers.

NOC 7233 Sheet metal workers

NOC 7234 Boilermakers

NOC 7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

NOC 7236 Ironworkers

NOC 7237 Welders and related machine operators

NOC 7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

NOC 7242 Industrial electricians

NOC 7243 Power system electricians

NOC 7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

NOC 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

NOC 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

NOC 7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians

NOC 7251 Plumbers

NOC 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers

NOC 7253 Gas fitters

NOC 7271 Carpenters

NOC 7272 Cabinetmakers

NOC 7281 Bricklayers

NOC 7282 Concrete finishers

NOC 7283 Tile setters

NOC 7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

NOC 7291 Roofers and shinglers

NOC 7292 Glaziers

NOC 7293 Insulators

NOC 7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

NOC 7295 Floor covering installers.

 

Major Group 73, maintenance, and equipment operation trades;

NOC 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

NOC 7302 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

NOC 7303 Supervisors, printing, and related occupations

NOC 7304 Supervisors, railway transport operations

NOC 7305 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

NOC 7311 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

NOC 7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

NOC 7313 Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics

NOC 7314 Railway carmen/women

NOC 7315 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

NOC 7316 Machine fitters

NOC 7318 Elevator constructors and mechanics

NOC 7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

NOC 7322 Motor vehicle body repairers

NOC 7331 Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

NOC 7332 Appliance servicers and repairers

NOC 7333 Electrical mechanics

NOC 7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and other related mechanics

NOC 7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers

NOC 7361 Railway and yard locomotive engineers

NOC 7362 Railway conductors and brakemen/women

NOC 7371 Crane operators

NOC 7372 Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction.

NOC 7373 Water well drillers

NOC 7381 Printing press operators

NOC 7384 Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.

 

Major Group 82, supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture, and related production

NOC 8211 Supervisors, logging, and forestry

NOC 8221 Supervisors, mining, and quarrying

NOC 8222 Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services

NOC 8231 Underground production and development miners

NOC 8232 Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers, and related workers

NOC 8241 Logging machinery operators

NOC 8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

NOC 8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

NOC 8261 Fishing masters and officers

NOC 8262 Fishermen/women

 

Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;

NOC 9211Supervisors, mineral and metal processing

NOC 9212 Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

NOC 9213 Supervisors, food, and beverage processing

NOC 9214 Supervisors, plastic, and rubber products manufacturing

NOC 9215 Supervisors, forest products processing

NOC 9217 Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing

NOC 9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling.

NOC 9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

NOC 9223 Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing

NOC 9224 Supervisors, furniture, and fixtures manufacturing

NOC 9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing

NOC 9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing, and assembly

NOC 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing

NOC 9232 Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas, and chemical processing

NOC 9235 Pulping, papermaking, and coating control operators

NOC 9241 Power engineers and power systems operators

NOC 9243 Water and waste treatment plant operators

 

Minor Group 632, chefs, and cooks

NOC 6321 Chefs

NOC 6322 Cooks

 

Minor Group 633, butchers, and bakers

NOC 6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale

NOC 6332 Bakers

 

Annexure A – Eligible Health-Related Occupations

NOC 3011 Nursing coordinators and supervisors

NOC 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 3111 Specialist physicians

NOC 3112 General practitioners and family physicians

NOC 3113 Dentists

NOC 3121 Optometrists

NOC 3122 Chiropractors

NOC 3124 Allied primary health practitioners

NOC 3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating.

NOC 3131 Pharmacists

NOC 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists

NOC 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

NOC 3142 Physiotherapists

NOC 3143 Occupational therapists

NOC 3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

NOC 3211 Medical laboratory technologists

NOC 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

NOC 3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

NOC 3215 Medical radiation technologists

NOC 3216 Medical sonographers

NOC 3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.

NOC 3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

NOC 3221 Denturists

NOC 3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists

NOC 3223 Dental technologists, technicians, and laboratory assistants

NOC 3231 Opticians

NOC 3232 Practitioners of natural healing

NOC 3233 Licensed practical nurses

NOC 3234 Paramedical occupations

NOC 3236 Massage therapists

NOC 3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

NOC 3411 Dental assistants

NOC 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

NOC 3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services

NOC 4151 Psychologists

NOC 4152 Social workers

NOC 4153 Family, marriage, and other related counsellors

NOC 4165 Health policy researchers, consultants, and program officers

NOC 4212 Social and community service workers

NOC 4412 Home support workers, housekeepers, and related occupations

 

Annexure B – Other Eligible Essential Occupations

  1. Major Unit Groups

 

66 – Sales support occupations 

NOC 6611             Cashiers

NOC 6621             Service station attendants

NOC 6622             Store shelf stockers, clerks, and order fillers

NOC 6623             Other sales related occupations

72- Industrial, electrical and construction trades

NOC 7201             Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations.

NOC 7202             Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations

NOC 7203             Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

NOC 7204             Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

NOC 7205             Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers, and servicers

NOC 7231             Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

NOC 7232             Tool and die makers.

NOC 7233             Sheet metal workers

NOC 7234             Boilermakers

NOC 7235             Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

NOC 7236             Ironworkers

NOC 7237             Welders and related machine operators

NOC 7241             Electricians (except industrial and power system)

NOC 7242             Industrial electricians

NOC 7243             Power system electricians

NOC 7244             Electrical power line and cable workers

NOC 7245             Telecommunications line and cable workers

NOC 7246             Telecommunications installation and repair workers

NOC 7247             Cable television service and maintenance technicians

NOC 7251             Plumbers

NOC 7252             Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers

NOC 7253             Gas fitters

NOC 7271             Carpenters

NOC 7272             Cabinetmakers

NOC 7281             Bricklayers

NOC 7282             Concrete finishers

NOC 7283             Tile setters

NOC 7284             Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

NOC 7291             Roofers and shinglers

NOC 7292             Glaziers

NOC 7293             Insulators

NOC 7294             Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

NOC 7295             Floor covering installers.

74 – Other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers

NOC 7441             Residential and commercial installers and servicers

NOC 7442             Waterworks and gas maintenance workers

NOC 7444             Pest controllers and fumigators

NOC 7445             Other repairers and servicers

NOC 7451             Longshore workers

NOC 7452             Material handlers

75 – Transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations

NOC 7511             Transport truck drivers

NOC 7512             Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

NOC 7513             Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

NOC 7514             Delivery and courier service drivers

NOC 7521             Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

NOC 7522             Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers

NOC 7531             Railway yard and track maintenance workers

NOC 7532             Water transport deck and engine room crew

NOC 7533             Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations

NOC 7534             Air transport ramp attendants

NOC 7535             Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers

76 – Trades helpers, construction laborers and related occupations

NOC 7611             Construction trades helpers and laborers

NOC 7612             Other trades helpers and laborers

NOC 7621             Public works and maintenance laborers

NOC 7622             Railway and motor transport laborers

86 – Harvesting, landscaping, and natural resources laborers

NOC 8611             Harvesting laborers

NOC 8612             Landscaping and grounds maintenance laborers

NOC 8613             Aquaculture and marine harvest laborers

NOC 8614             Mine laborers

NOC 8615             Oil and gas drilling, servicing, and related laborers

NOC 8616             Logging and forestry laborers

 

  1. Minor Unit Groups

 

151 – Mail and message distribution occupations

NOC 1511             Mail, postal and related workers

NOC 1512             Letter carriers

NOC 1513             Couriers, messengers, and door-to-door distributors

642 – Retail salesperson

NOC 6421             Retail salespersons

673 – Cleaners

NOC 6731             Light duty cleaners

NOC 6732             Specialized cleaners

NOC 6733             Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents.

843 – Agriculture and horticulture workers

NOC 8431             General farm workers

NOC 8432             Nursery and greenhouse workers

844 – Other workers in fishing and trapping and hunting occupations

NOC 8441             Fishing vessel deckhands

NOC 8442             Trappers and hunters

946 – Machine operators and related workers in food, beverage and associated products processing NOC 9461                Process control and machine operators, food, and beverage processing

NOC 9462             Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

NOC 9463             Fish and seafood plant workers

NOC 9465             Testers and graders, food, and beverage processing

 

  1. Specific 4-digit unit groups

 

NOC 0821             Managers in agriculture

NOC 0822             Managers in horticulture

NOC 4031             French and French Immersion Secondary school teachers (language of instruction must be French)

NOC 4032             French and French Immersion Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (language of instruction must be French)

NOC 4411             Home childcare providers

NOC 4413             Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

NOC 6331             Retail butchers

NOC 6523             Airline ticket and service agents

NOC 6524             Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks

NOC 6541             Security guards and related security service occupations

NOC 6551             Customer services representatives – financial institutions

NOC 6552             Other customer and information services representatives

NOC 8252             Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

NOC 8255             Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

NOC 9617             Laborers in food and beverage processing

NOC 9618             Laborers in fish and seafood processing

 

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