TRtoPR IRCC Eligibility Criteria more clarity for 6 new immigration pathway: IRCC released new guidelines on 26th May to guide the IRCC staff to assess the applications of international graduate and essential worker streams. Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced new immigration programs for about 90,000 people which includes the students who are international graduates and the essential workers to become permanent residents of Canada, along with an infinite number of applicants who can speak the French language. The English-speaking International Graduate stream already reached its maximum cap of 40,000 applications within 24-48 hours. However, IRCC is still open to explore any possibilities to adjust the quotas under different streams, said by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. The essential Worker Stream under two English-speaking category have 11,000 applications submitted. In this post you will get to know the detailed TRtoPR IRCC Eligibility Criteria explained by the Immigration Authorities.
TRtoPR IRCC Eligibility Criteria
Due to the smaller population of francophone in Canada, French-speaking streams have got a much lower uptake. However, these does not have any cap limit and the applications are open until 6th November 2021. IRCC has released a set TRtoPR Eligibility guidelines to help the staff to easy assess the files in various streams.
Below are the TRtoPR Eligibility guidelines as stated by IRCC:
- Education requirements
- Legal entry into Canada and status as a temporary resident
- Intent to reside outside of Quebec
- Current work experience
- Qualifying work experience
- Official language proficiency
Applicants applying under International graduates stream must meet the following requirements:
- Applicant must have completed their program at a Canadian DLI no earlier than January 2017
- The applicant received an eligible credential (e.g., a degree, diploma, certificate or attestation from a program leading to a job in a skilled trade)
- The program of study was completed at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
- One or more credentials will be accepted if the combined study in Canada is equivalent to a 2-year credential (at least 16 months in duration)
- The applicant must have had a study permit while enrolled at the DLI
Legal entry into Canada and status as a temporary resident
- Applicants must be residing with valid temporary resident status in Canada.
- Applicant must be physically present in Canada within the duration of receiving of Permanent Residency application and approval of the application by IRCC.
- Candidates such as refugee claimants and who do not have temporary resident status in Canada are ineligible under these TRtoPR six PR streams.
Intent to reside outside of Quebec
- Only the applicants who intend to resides outside the Quebec province anywhere in Canada can apply.
- The six programs are available to applicants who intend to reside anywhere in Canada outside the province of Quebec.
Current Work Experience
Candidates must be currently working in Canada to be eligible for the streams. The current employment according to IRCC ,must be:
- be in Canada
- is not self-employed work unless working as a paid medical doctor for a health authority
- must be legal
- must be paid in wages or commission
- can be in any occupation
The term “currently employed” defines that the date the application is submitted to IRCC. It is not necessary for the applicant to be employed during the entire application processing. The work can be either full time or part time during the time of application.
If applicant is an employee or self-employed, then IRCC officers will consider factors such as:
- whether the worker owns or is providing tools necessary to complete the work
- the extent to which the worker needs to perform the work personally and whether they can subcontract or hire additional help to complete the work
- the autonomy the worker had such as how much control they had over what type of work was performed and when it was performed
- if there is financial risk assumed by the worker
- other relevant details such as written contracts
Qualifying Work Experience
Applicant with Essential Workers must meet the following criteria:
- the applicant must be authorized to work in Canada
- the work must be in Canada
- have gained work experience in an eligible National Occupation Classification (NOC) code of at least 1,560 hours in the three years before the application has been submitted
- wages or commission were paid
- the applicant must not have been self-employed unless they were a medical doctor being paid by a health authority
Official Language Proficiency
- All Essential workers must be able to demonstrate that they have achieved the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 4 on a language test designated by IRCC.
- Applicants who are International graduates will be needing a score of at least 5.
Available Test Options are:
- CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System (General Training test only)
- TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français (in French only)
- TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français
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