The Humanitarian PR Pathway
This newly introduced PR stream provides an accelerated route for Colombians, Haitians, and Venezuelans to secure permanent residency in Canada. With a target of welcoming 11,000 individuals who have family in Canada, this stream is designed to be efficient and accessible, fostering a sense of belonging for those aspiring to make Canada their new home.
Why Canada Launched this Pathway
Responding to the challenges of illegal migration in Central America and the humanitarian crises it has spawned, Canada has initiated this pathway to welcome 15,000 migrants on a humanitarian basis. By extending support to those uprooted by political, economic, or social insecurities, Canada aims to address these crises and provide a humanitarian aid pathway.
Eligibility Criteria for the new Humanitarian PR Pathway: To be eligible for this Humanitarian PR Pathway, individuals from Colombia, Haiti, or Venezuela living in Central or South America, the Caribbean, or Mexico must have a family member who is a Canadian Permanent Resident or Citizen willing to support them for the first year in Canada. Eligible sponsors can include a spouse, common-law partner, child, grandchild, parent, grandchild, or sibling.