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Canada’s TR to PR Pathways Help 124,950 Temporary Residents Transition to Permanent Residents in 2022

IRCC granted permanent residency status to 125,000 individuals in 2022 through TR to PR pathways, according to a recent report by Statistics Canada.

Eligible candidates holding work permits under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), International Mobility Program (IMP), and Study Permits benefitted from permanent residency transitions.

  • International Mobility Program – 97,665 candidates
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) – 7,555 candidates
  • Study Permit holders – 19,730 candidates

(57,725 candidates had Post-Graduation Work Permits under International Mobility Program)

Canada’s TR to PR pathways facilitate transition to permanent residency

Several economic immigration programs enable candidates to gain work experience. Canadian work experience is crucial to enhance the chances of transitioning to permanent residency. These candidates score higher points in Express Entry Selection, improving their CRS scores.

Transitioning to permanent residence is easier for temporary permit holders as they can smoothly integrate into Canada’s labor force by establishing roots in their respective communities.  

There are several pathways to address labor shortages in specific occupations. Canada provides abundant opportunities to foreign workers through regional immigration programs like Northern Immigration Pilot program and Atlantic Immigration program to boost labor market development in different regions.

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