New migration programs

In May, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will launch new immigration programs. They are intended for employees in hospitals and long-term care homes, front-line workers in other essential sectors, as well as international graduate students from educational institutions in Canada.

The program is organized as follows:

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

To be eligible, workers need at least one year of Canadian work experience in a healthcare profession or another pre-approved essential occupation. International graduates must have completed an eligible Canadian post-secondary program within the last four years and no earlier than January 2017.

As a general requirement for applicants, both graduates and workers must be proficient in one of Canada’s official languages; meet the admissibility requirements; and be present, authorized to work in Canada at the time of your application to be accepted. They must also reside in any Canadian province, except Quebec.

Jonathan Fuentes

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