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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

11,500 newcomers were welcomed to Canada under the TR to PR Pathway in 2021

Updated: Jan 13


11,500 newcomers were welcomed to Canada under the TR to PR Pathway in 2021

According to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 11,425 temporary residents in Canada had acquired permanent residency under the temporary resident to permanent resident pathway. It was by the end of October 2021, excluding many others who are still awaiting their applications to be processed.


This pathway, launched on May 2, 2021, had received 84,177 applications under six streams, both for francophones and anglophones. Ontario and British Columbia accepted the most newcomers under this one-time pathway to permanent residency.


The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway is a limited-time pathway to permanent residence. The program is for certain temporary residents and their families who are currently working in Canada.


You may be eligible for permanent residence if you:

  • have work experience in Canada in an essential occupation or the health or health services field

  • recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution

There are 6 streams in the TR to PR pathway. These include 3 accept both English- and French-speaking applicants and 3 are specifically for French speakers. After a stream has received the maximum number of applications, it is removed from the portal and you will no longer be able to apply under it.


Applicants are to make sure that they meet all eligibility criteria before applying for any of the streams. Also if they don’t meet the requirements of at least one stream or are missing any required documents, their application for permanent residence will be refused. They will not receive a refund of their application fees as well.


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