Canada launching 6 new immigration programs for international graduates, essential workers, and French speakers

From May 2021 International graduates, essential workers, and French speakers will have 6 new pathways for migrating to Canada. On 14th April 2021, this new announcement was made by the immigration minister of Canada. Of these 6 programmes, three immigration programmes will give 90,000 new immigrants a chance to become Canadian permanent residents. In the other 3 streams which are for French-speaking immigrants there will be no intake cap.

The new programmes are for the temporary workers in hospitals, care homes, etc and international graduates from Canadian Universities. As of May 6 application will be accepted in the following 3 streams:

  • 20,000 applications for temporary workers in health care
  • 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations
  • 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from a Canadian educational institution

These streams will remain open till they have reached the limit or till November 5 2021 whichever happens first. These policies are applicable to 40 healthcare occupations, as well as 95 other essential jobs across various fields like caregiving, production of food, etc.

The eligibility criteria include 1 year of Canadian work experience in the healthcare profession or any other approved essential occupation. For international graduates, they must have completed the Canadian postgraduate programme in the last 4 years.

Language proficiency is a must for the candidate and they will also have to fulfil all the requirements that are mentioned for the visa category. The candidate will have to complete all the formalities and will have to submit all the documents that are requested by the IRCC. Also, the candidate must be in Canada at the time when their application qualifies for the visa and they must be residing in one of the Canadian provinces except for Quebec.

Canada has announced the highest immigration targets this year. They plan to invite 401000 foreigners to Canada this year. They are mainly focussing on foreigners who are already present in Canada as temporary workers or International students etc.

Canada’s economy depends on a large scale on immigration. Canada wants more skilled foreigners to move to Canada and contribute to the economic development of the country. The high dependency on immigration is because Canada has issues like an ageing population and a low fertility rate.

Many are approaching their retirement age and these gaps must be filled at the earliest. Therefore Canada wants to attract more skilled foreigners to Canada.

Canada is working aggressively to achieve its target of welcoming 401000 immigrants this year. They are hopeful that immigration will improve in the summer months.

If you want to move to Canada then this can be one of the best opportunities for you. You need to check for which immigration pathway you are eligible and you can apply for the same. If you need professional advice then you can connect with one of the best visa and immigration companies.

IRA immigration in Delhi is considered one of the best visa and immigration companies. They have been providing visa and immigration services for past many years and they will provide all the assistance that the candidate needs to move to Canada. So connect with the IRA immigration experts right away and get all the assistance that you need.

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