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Update on Eligibility Criteria for six new Canada immigration pathways

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 29, May 2021

Update on Eligibility Criteria for six new Canada immigration pathways The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has provided more clarity on the eligibility requirements for its six new Canadian Permanent Residence (PR) programs.It has issued new guidelines for these new programs on May 26, 2021.In the first week of May 2021, the IRCC launched six new immigration streams for essential workers and international graduates to obtain the Permanent Residence (PR) visa in Canada.

New program guidelines for six new Canada immigration pathways

The IRCC has issued new program guidelines for six new immigration streams to help its staff evaluate the submitted applications, under the six PR streams.The candidates need to meet all of the below criteria to get the approval based on the stream to which they are applying:

  • Legal entry into Canada and status as a temporary resident
  • Official language proficiency
  • Current work experience
  • Intent to reside outside of Quebec
  • Qualifying work experience
  • Education requirements (international graduates from a Canadian institution and French-speaking international graduates from a Canadian institution)
  • Legal entry into Canada and status as a temporary resident
All principal applicants must be living in Canada with valid temporary resident status and be physically present in Canada, when the PR application is received and when the application is approved.

Also read-How to immigrate to Canada this year- Find out the pathways and process

  • Official language proficiency
The candidates needs to provide an original language test from an approved testing agency showing that the candidate fulfil the minimum language level in each of the 4 language skill areas, i.e.  
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in English
  • Niveaux de competence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) in French
  • Current work experience
Principal applicants needs to be presently working in order to be eligible for this public policy. Also, the present employment:
  • must be in Canada
  • can be in any occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • must be authorized
  • must be paid in wages or commission
  • does not include self-employment, unless the applicant is working as a medical doctor in a fee-for-service arrangement with a health authority
  • Intent to reside outside of Quebec
The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)shall review to confirm that the candidate willing to reside in a province or territory other than the province of Quebec.

  • Qualifying work experience
The workers in Canada (i.e.Health care, Workers in Canada: Essential non-health care, French-speaking workers in Canada: Health care and French-speaking workers in Canada: Essential non-health care) must meet the following criteria:
  • the work experience must be comparable to minimum 1 year of full-time work experience and must have been acquired in the 3 years before the date when the application for PR is received
  • the candidate must have been authorized to work in Canada
  • the work must have occurred in Canada
  • the work must be in an essential occupation listed in Annex A or Annex B
  • the applicant must have been paid wages or commission
  • the applicant must not have been self-employed, unless they were working as a medical doctor in a fee-for-service arrangement with a health authority
  • Education requirements
International graduates needs to meet the following requirements:
  • The program(s) of study must have been completed at a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) eligible DLI. The officers can verify whether the DLI was PGWP eligible using the DLI list.
  • If completed at a private PGWP-eligible DLI outside of Quebec, the program of study must be a degree program as authorized by the province, and not any program of study offered by the private PGWP-eligible DLI. Officers can verify.
  • The principal applicant must have completed the program of study prior to the date on which the application for PR is received, and no earlier than January 2017.
  • The principal applicant must have been authorized to study. In most cases, this means that IRCC would have issued a study permit. If not provided, officers shall verify authorization to study in GCMS.
  • The principal applicant must have been issued one of the following credentials:
  • a degree (Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate)
  • a diploma, certificate or attestation from a program of any duration leading to an occupation in a skilled trade
  • one or more diplomas, certificates or attestations, where each program of study is at least 8 months in duration and the combined length of the credentials is equivalent to a 2-year credential (at least 16 months in duration)
  • one or more diplomas of vocational studies (DVS) or attestations of vocational specialization (AVS), where each program of study is at least 900 hours in duration and the combined program of study is at least 1,800 hours in duration
To apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa this year through relevant immigration program, i.e. Express Entry and PNP, etc., you may contact Visas Avenue- the trusted Immigration Advisor for Canada. You may call VA immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at info@visasavenue.com.


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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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