Public Policy

Public policy for recent international graduates & TFWs

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Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced a new public policy to grant PR status that targets individuals in Canada who recently graduated or accumulated at least 1 year of work experience in essential NOC codes.

Public policy at a glance:

3 Streams for English Speaking Applicants

International graduates
Temporary foreign workers
International graduates

Associate, Bachelor, Master or above

College diploma or certificate

DVS-AVS

graduated after Jan 2017

graduated after Jan 2017

graduated after Jan 2017

CLB5

CLB5

CLB5

*

1 Certificate that led to these NOC codes OR 2 Certificates, each last for at least 8 months in length

each last at least 900hrs for a total of 1800 hrs

Residing outside Quebec

Residing outside Quebec

Residing outside Quebec

  • Program CAP 40000 OR Until November 5th, 2021 whichever comes first

Other common requirements

  • Must reside outside Quebec.

  • Must be working at the time of application.

  • Must reside in Canada at the time of the application until a decision is made.

  • Must have valid legal status

  • Must submit an application accordingly

  • Must not be inadmissible

Temporary foreign workers

Stream A - Health care workers

Stream B - Other essential workers

1 Year of work experience in this list

1 Year of work experience in this list

CLB4

CLB4

Can be combined with other NOCs in this list

Can be combined with other NOCs in this list or this list

CAP: 20000

CAP: 30000

Other common requirements

  • Must reside outside Quebec.

  • Must be working at the time of application.

  • Must reside in Canada at the time of the application until a decision is made.

  • Must have valid legal status

  • Must submit an application accordingly

  • Must not be inadmissible

3 Streams for Francophone Applicants

International graduates
Temporary foreign workers
International graduates

Associate, Bachelor, Master or above

College diploma or certificate

DVS-AVS

graduated after Jan 2017

graduated after Jan 2017

graduated after Jan 2017

CLB5

CLB5

CLB5

*

1 Certificate that led to these NOC codes OR 2 Certificates, each last for at least 8 months in length

each last at least 900hrs for a total of 1800 hrs

Residing outside Quebec

Residing outside Quebec

Residing outside Quebec

There is no Cap under this stream

Other common requirements

  • Must reside outside Quebec. ( Establish the intention)

  • Must be working at the time of application.

  • Must reside in Canada at the time of the application until a decision is made.

  • Must have valid legal status

  • Must submit an application accordingly

  • Must not be inadmissible

Temporary foreign workers

Stream A - Health care workers

Stream B - Other essential workers

1 Year of work experience in this list

1 Year of work experience in this list

CLB4

CLB4

Can be combined with other NOCs in this list

Can be combined with other NOCs in this list or this list

NO CAP

NO CAP

Other common requirements

  • Must reside outside Quebec. ( Establish the intention)

  • Must be working at the time of application.

  • Must reside in Canada at the time of the application until a decision is made.

  • Must have valid legal status

  • Must submit an application accordingly

  • Must not be inadmissible