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A Guide to the Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway in Canada 2021

Many non-citizens come to Canada to visit, work, or study as temporary residents and later decide they want to gain permanent residency. Luckily, Canada offers a limited-time pathway for eligible temporary residents and their families to gain a permanent resident card.


The main criteria for eligibility include:

  1. If you have work experience in Canada in an essential occupation or in the healthcare field

  2. If you recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution, such as an accredited university

However, there are six streams in the temporary to permanent residency pathway, each with different eligibility requirements and application limits.


What are the streams and application limits?


First stream - Workers in Canada: health care

  • Language spoken by applicants - French or English

  • Number of applications that will be accepted - 20,000

  • Number of applications that have been submitted - 2,026

Second stream - Workers in Canada: essential, non-health care

  • Language spoken by applicants - French or English

  • Number of applications that will be accepted - 30,000

  • Number of applications that have been submitted - 15,539

Third stream - Recent international graduates from a Canadian institution

  • Language spoken by applicants - French or English

  • Number of applications that will be accepted - 40,000

  • Number of applications that have been submitted - Reached the maximum number of applications for this stream

Fourth stream - French-speaking workers in Canada: health care

  • Language spoken by applicants - French

  • Number of applications that will be accepted - Unlimited

  • Number of applications that have been submitted - 47

Fifth stream - French-speaking workers in Canada: essential, non-health care

  • Language spoken by applicants - French

  • Number of applications that will be accepted - Unlimited

  • Number of applications that have been submitted - 481

Sixth stream - French-speaking recent international graduates from a Canadian institution

  • Language spoken by applicants - French

  • Number of applications that will be accepted - Unlimited

  • Number of applications that have been submitted - 377



How do I apply?

Step 1 - Create an account

Step 2 - Prepare documents

  • A document checklist will be made available upon creating an account

  • Submit appropriate forms according to directions

Step 3 - Fulfill biometrics requirements

  • Applicants between the ages of 14 and 79 years old must give their fingerprints and photo each time they submit an application

  • Ensure you pay the biometric fee promptly

Step 4 - Submit application


Applying through this pathway can unfortunately be more complicated than four simple steps. Explore our services to find how we can make this process easier for you.

Our Services


Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.


We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.



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