– The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Pathway Start and End Dates
As part of its innovative immigration blueprint, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new pathway dedicated to international graduates.
The new permanent residence public policy comes into effect on May 6, 2021 and will end on November 5, 2021. The pathway will also close once the intake cap of each stream has been reached.
As with all public policies, this public policy may be revoked by the Minister, without prior notice.
International Graduates Stream Intake Cap
The new permanent residence pathway acknowledges temporary residents’ contributions towards Canada’s economy. Additionally, IRCC addresses the importance of their skills in accelerating economic recovery. These special public policies will grant permanent status to temporary workers and international graduates who are in Canada.
However, IRCC will continue to provide deadline extensions to clients who are still unable to provide required documentation due to COVID‑19 disruptions.
Foreign nationals who are in Canada and whose temporary resident status may soon expire can apply for an extension to maintain their temporary resident status in Canada. Applicants who are unable to depart Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic should provide an explanation as to why they need to remain in Canada with the submission of their application.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now finished sending invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program. All interested potential sponsors who were randomly selected to apply for the 2020 program have been sent invitations.
Public policy exempting certain out-of-status foreign nationals in Canada from immigration requirements
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