Canada to issue 90 thousand permanent residence permits to essential workers and international students
On May 6 this year, Canada launches a new permanent residence program. There are two categories of foreign citizens who are eligible for a residence permit:
- Specialists with at least one year working experience in the field of health care, as well as other industries that are considered important to Canada (ranging from cashiers working in grocery stores to workers in the agricultural sector).
- Graduates of Canadian universities who have graduated in the course of the last 4 years.
According to Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, thanks to the measures taken, more than 400 thousand foreign citizens will be able to come to Canada this year. Thus, the country will manage to fulfil the plan, making up for the small number of immigrants last year, when the entry was closed.
Mr. Mendicino believes that foreigners have been of great help to Canada during the pandemic. Now, by introducing new rules, the country gives an opportunity to its foreign residents to live here with temporary status and build their future in Canada. This should have a positive impact on the Canadian economy and help Canadians themselves to improve their lives.
Meanwhile, the population growth in the country has dropped to the levels of the First World War. This is partly due to the lack of immigrants. At the same time, the local province of New Brunswick continues to attract foreigners, despite the pandemic. Quebec is also being proactive by attracting new foreign residents with its 3 recently launched programs.