Recently, the Canadian government launched 6 new temporary PR pathways for temporary foreign workers in healthcare, and other essential occupations and international graduates. Certain applicants to the PR Pathway for Non-French-Speaking International Graduates received a surprise when their application for permanent residence was refused.
The PR Pathway for Non-French-Speaking International Graduates was launched on May 6, 2021, with a visa cap of 40,000 applications. This quota was met within the first 25 hours of the pathway being open to applicants. By May 7, 2021, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had received a total of 40,000 applications. The PR Pathway for French-Speaking International Graduates will be open until November 5, 2021.
What About Applicants Who Received a Refusal?
Many international graduates in Canada claimed that while they applied for one stream, they received a refusal letter for another stream. Certain applicants who applied for the PR Pathway for Non-French-Speaking International Graduates received a refusal from the PR Pathway for French-Speaking International Graduates. This is concerning as one refusal can seriously affect your chances of obtaining Canadian permanent residence.