On May 6, 2021, Canada launched 6 new immigration pathways for English-speaking temporary workers in healthcare and other non healthcare essential occupations, these same 2 programs for those who are French-speaking, and two for international graduates who speak French and those who don’t.
More than two months after the announcement, the Permanent Residency (PR) Pathway for Temporary Workers in Essential Non-Healthcare Occupations reached its intake cap limit on Jul 16, 2021.
This is the second PR pathway to meet its intake limit before the deadline set for Nov 5, 2021. The first stream to reach its target was the PR Pathway for International Graduates which was only open for 25 hours before the target limit was reached.
Currently, only the PR Pathway for Temporary Workers in Healthcare Occupations is accepting applications. This PR pathway has an intake target of inviting 20,000 new immigrants. As of Jul 16, 2021Only 2,600 applications have been received for the program.