Now, there is a chance to become a permanent resident in Canada for International graduates through Canada’s limited time immigration programs. Two Permanent residence pathways are introduced by Canada for International students having the skills which are required to step up Canada’s economic recovery post-pandemic.
New policies made by Canada are going to be in power between May 6,2021 and November 5,2021. The Candidates who are living outside Quebec or will live outside Quebec will be eligible for these programs.
For the first pathway, Canada is looking for 40,000 international applicants. This pathway is for all the International students who have recently completed their graduation with Canadian credentials. Canada will stop accepting the applications if the set quota of 40,000 applications is met until 5 November 2021.
Canada introduced the second pathway for French speaking international graduates. There is already a shortage of French speaking skilled workers in Canada. So there is not any limitation on the applicants. Canada is accepting applicants only who live outside Quebec.
How can I be eligible for the French speaking and Bilingual international graduate’s PR pathways?
Candidates who are planning to get PR in Canada through this pathway, They must have a score of level 5 in French language proficiency test according to NCLC (Niveau de compétence linguistique canadiens). Usually, Candidates must have at least intermediate level of French in all 4 language skills, i.e. Reading, listening, Speaking and Writing. All the requirements mentioned in the pathway policy are mandatory to be covered.
Can you please share the eligibility criteria for the Permanent residency pathway for English speaking international candidates who recently have completed their graduation?
Candidates who have completed their graduation no earlier than January 2017 from Canada’s reputed learning institute are eligible for this pathway. Applicants must have received an educational credential i.e. a college credential, a technical or trade school credential, Québec CEGEP or a university credential.
All the credentials like Associate’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree or a Doctorate can be called as a University credential. As same as a certificate or attestation, a degree or a diploma of eight months' long duration can be included in a College credentials. The combined duration of the credentials must be minimum 16 months long. All the combined credentials must meet the program requirements and must be completed no earlier than January 2017. Studies like Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or Attestations of Vocational Specialization (AVS) must be 900 hours long and combined duration must be minimum 1800 hours long.
Candidates who have completed their graduation of trade/technical programs & holds a degree or diploma, attestation or certificate may also be eligible. Credential must be of occupation of a skilled trade on the list of NOC (National Occupation Classification) groups as given below:
- Major Group 72: Industrial, electrical and construction trades;
- Major Group 73: Maintenance and equipment operation trades;
- Major Group 82: Supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production;
- Major Group 92: Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators;
- Minor Group 632: Chefs and cooks;
- Minor Group 633: Butchers and bakers.
Candidates must meet all the English or French language requirements of CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) of 5.