The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, The Honourable Ahmed Hussen has increased the pathways for temporary foreign workers by allocating an additional 2000 spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program.
These spaces will provide more opportunities for existing temporary foreign workers at the intermediate skill level (National Occupation Code C) to transition to permanent residence, and help to address worker vulnerability.
This fulfils the Minister’s mandate commitment to further develop pathways to permanent residency so that eligible applicants are able to fully contribute to Canadian society.
These additional spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program complement other immigration programs, including the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and the recently launched Rural and Northern
The additional 2,000 National Occupation Code C spaces are meant to provide a net increase in the number of Temporary Foreign Workers who transition to permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program.
The additional 2,000 spaces will help meet regional labour market needs in key sectors, as determined by provinces and territories. Under the Provincial Nominee Program, participating provinces and territories nominate foreign nationals whom they believe will meet particular regional labour market and/or economic development needs and who intend to settle in their province.
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