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Canada increases quota for TR2PR immigrants

May 20, 2021

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Who will be affected by the TR2PR updates?

Canada has introduced new permanent residence options through the TR2PR program and has decided to grant PR (Permanent Resident) status to 90,000 foreign temporary workers as well as university graduates. The introduction of the new immigration program was part of a major plan by the Canadian government to achieve the highest level of immigration in the country's history. The purpose of such an idea lies in the government's desire to revive the state's economy after the coronavirus outbreak.

With the launch of the International Graduate stream, the admissible number of applications from English-speaking graduate students has already been received in the first 25 hours. Requests for two other streams, for medical and other key workers, totaled about 10,000 out of a possible 50,000. There was less demand for the three political courses for bilingual or French-speaking applicants. This is due to the lack of restrictions on this stream and its validity until November 2021.

The plans of the Canadian authorities on the number of immigrants

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, noted the willingness of the Canadian authorities to discuss the TR2PR limits. If necessary, the government is ready to expand them in order to reach the 2021 target of 401,000 new permanent residents in Canada.

As a reminder, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the launch of six new political courses on April 14. The authorities intend to provide additional permanent residence options for foreign graduates and key workers, residing in Canada during the pandemic.

The Canadian government is seeking to provide permanent residence through the TR2PR program to 90,000 applicants. Applications will be accepted until November 5, or until the limit is reached. Canada's new immigration project, which launched May 6, has sparked keen interest among potential applicants for local permanent residence.

Source: News about immigration to Canada

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