There is a new permanent residency pathway in the pipeline as per the recent confirmation by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
IRCC looks forward to tapping into the ongoing trend of temporary residents becoming permanent residents by introducing the new pathway. There are roughly 500,000 Undocumented Migrants in Canada. The number of these migrants is not officially known.
The new pathway attempts to improve the lives of these migrants and improve their accessibility.
The new pathway is to appreciate these workers’ economic contribution by considering their weakness in not having any immigration status. The move is in reference to the swift decision to grant permanent residency through Guardian Angel’s special pathway for international graduates and temporary workers during the pandemic.
The work to introduce the new pathway to grant permanent residency to Undocumented Migrants is in the process corresponding to the statement from the IRCC spokesperson.
The final policy decisions of the IRCC will consider the outcome of the latest programs involving the testing of novel approaches. Many individuals transitioned to permanent residency from temporary status. There is a suspension of removal orders of the eligible applicants until the final decision.
It is worth mentioning that Toronto’s out-of-status construction workers can gain permanent residency through the Temporary Public Policy. They extended the policy till next year.
In the meantime, eligible candidates may apply for an open work permit and temporary residency to continue living and working in Canada until processing and completing their temporary residency process.