Canada Announces Humanitarian Permanent Residence Pathway for Colombians, Haitians, and Venezuelans

Lejia Feng Citizenship & Immigration

Canada recently unveiled a significant initiative to welcome 11,000 Colombians, Haitians, and Venezuelans through a new humanitarian permanent residence pathway. This effort is part of Canada’s commitment to receive 15,000 migrants from the Americas in response to the growing need for safe migration alternatives.

Starting this fall, foreign nationals from Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela, located in Central or South America or the Caribbean, will be eligible to apply for this pathway. To qualify, the principal applicant must have family connections in Canada, being a child (regardless of age), grandchild, spouse, common-law partner, parent, grandparent, or sibling of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Successful applicants will receive enhanced pre-arrival services, including employment skills assessments and referrals to settlement provider organizations in their intended communities. Further details about this new pathway will be made available closer to its official launch.

To learn more, please visit: Statement from Minister Miller on Canada’s commitment to support migrants in the Americas –