TR to PR Pathway Update – New open work permit available for recent permanent residency applicants

On July 15, 2021. The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced that, beginning July 26, 2021, individuals who have applied for the recently opened pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the results of their application.

Our new path to permanent residence for 90,000 essential workers and international graduates is a major step forward—the size, speed and scope of which is unprecedented. This new open work permit ensures that those who have been playing critical roles throughout the pandemic can continue their extraordinary service. Our message to them is simple: your status may be temporary, but your contributions are lasting—and we want you to stay.
– The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

The TR to PR Pathway is a limited-time program, a pathway to permanent residence. It is for certain temporary residents who are currently working in Canada and their families. The below are the open streams:

  • Workers in Canada: health care
  • Workers in Canada: essential, non-health care
  • Recent International graduates from a Canadian institution (Already closed)
  • French-speaking streams
    • French-speaking workers in Canada: health care
    • French-speaking workers in Canada: essential, non-health care
    • French-speaking recent international graduates from a Canadian institution

Each stream has different eligibility requirements. You can find out if you are eligible for one or more of the streams by answering some questions in the eligibility tool.

To qualify for this one-time open work permit, the applicants must show that they

  • have successfully submitted an application under one of the new permanent residence pathway’s streams
  • held a valid work permit, or were authorized to work without a work permit, at the time their permanent residence application was submitted
  • hold a valid work permit that is set to expire within the next 4 months
  • have temporary resident status, maintained status or are eligible to restore their status at the time their open work permit application is submitted
  • are in Canada at the time their open work permit application is submitted
  • were employed in any occupation at the time their permanent residence application was submitted
  • meet the language requirements of the stream under which they applied at the time their permanent residence application was submitted

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Published On: July 15th, 2021 / Last Updated: August 1st, 2021 / 2.3 min read /