IRCC Accepting PR Applications from Refugee Claimants Working in Health Care Sector

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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?

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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