Earlier in August, 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced a temporary measure which will provide a pathway to permanent residency for asylum claimants working in the health-care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today the Minister announced that, from December 14, 2020 until August 31, 2021, IRCC will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health-care sector and provide direct care to patients.
Who are eligible?
- Check out this article for eligibility criteria: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/08/14/temporary-pathway-to-pr-for-asylum-seekers-working-in-health-care-during-covid/
- Applicants’ paid/unpaid internship experience will be considered, as long as it is an essential part of a post-secondary study program or vocational training program in one of the designated occupations.
- Internship performed as part of a professional order requirement in one of the designated occupations will also be considered.
There may be refugee claimants who contracted COVID-19 and subsequently passed away. The spouses and common-law partners of these individuals who are in Canada and arrived before August 14, 2020, may also be granted permanent residence under this public policy.
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Morning information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2020/12/ircc-announces-opening-date-of-special-measures-for-refugee-claimants-working-in-health-care-during-the-pandemic.html