Nearly 50,000 immigrants obtained their permanent residency in Canada under the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) Pathway. The program was launched in mid-2021 to combat COVID-19 travel restrictions and allow temporary residents in Canada to acquire permanent residency.
Because of the backlog of immigration applications, 51,392 applicants are waiting in the queue for their applications to be processed under the TR2PR Pathway. Many applicants apply for Open Work Permits as their temporary status in Canada expires, and their applications are not getting finalized.
Through the program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada plans to welcome 30,000 new temporary workers in a few essential occupations, 20,000 new temporary workers in the sector of healthcare and 40,000 newcomers who are international student that graduated from a Canadian school. A large number of immigrants in all three categories who speak French have also been accepted by the IRCC.
IRCC receives over 2.7 million immigration applications each year. As a result, there has been a backlog in the process. When Canadian temporary status expires before the application is processed, TR2PR helps migrants apply for open work permits.
The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway is a limited-time pathway to permanent residence. The program is intended for certain temporary residents who are currently working in Canada as well as their families. You may be eligible for permanent residence if you have work experience in Canada in an essential occupation or in the health services field or you recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
There are 6 streams in the TR2PR pathway. The first 3 ones accept both English- and French-speaking applicants and the other 3 are specifically for French speakers. As soon as a stream reaches its maximum number of applications, it is removed from the portal and no more applications can be submitted. Therefore, you have to make sure that you meet all eligibility criteria before applying for any of the streams.
Applicants who applied for a temporary resident to permanent resident (TRPR) pathway may be eligible for an open work permit under a temporary public policy. To be eligible for an open work permit, there are a set of requirements you must meet. You must:
live in Canada
have applied under one of the temporary resident to permanent resident pathways
be legally authorized to work in Canada
must have a valid temporary resident status or have applied to extend your status before it expired or be eligible to restore your status
Also, if you have a valid work permit, you can apply up to 4 months before your current work permit expires.
Through the TR2PR pathway, almost 50,000 immigrants has obtained their permanent residency in Canada. If you are interested of immigrating to Canada through any of the immigration programs or want to know more about the programs, please contact us at Mesidor Canadian Immigration Services.