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Temporary public policy granting of PR with recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations


· Have completed at least one (1) year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time experience (1,560 hours), in Canada, in an eligible occupation listed in Annex A or Annex B in the three (3) years preceding the date when the application for permanent residence is received.

· Be employed in Canada in any occupation

· Have attained a level of proficiency of at least benchmark 4

· Reside in Canada while submitting & approval

· Application for permanent residence using electronic means

· The foreign national is not inadmissible

Intake Cap

· Stream A – a maximum of 20,000 applications will be accepted for processing;

· Stream B – a maximum of 30,000 applications will be accepted for processing.

This public policy comes into effect on May 6, 2021 and will end on November 5, 2021 or once the intake cap of the applicable stream (20,000 applications received under stream A and 30,000 applications received under stream B) has been reached, whichever comes first.

Annex A – Eligible Health-Related Occupations

Eligible Occupations:

NOC Occupation 3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3111 Specialist physicians 3112 General practitioners and family physicians 3113 Dentists 3121 Optometrists 3122 Chiropractors 3124 Allied primary health practitioners 3125 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating 3131 Pharmacists 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 3142 Physiotherapists 3143 Occupational therapists 3144 Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 3211 Medical laboratory technologists 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants 3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 3215 Medical radiation technologists 3216 Medical sonographers 3217 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. 3219 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 3221 Denturists 3222 Dental hygienists and dental therapists 3223 Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants 3231 Opticians 3232 Practitioners of natural healing 3233 Licensed practical nurses 3234 Paramedical occupations 3236 Massage therapists 3237 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment 3411 Dental assistants 3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services 4151 Psychologists 4152 Social workers 4153 Family, marriage and other related counsellors 4165 Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers 4212 Social and community service workers 4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

ANNEX B – Other Eligible Essential Occupations

1. Major Unit Groups

NOC Code Occupation

6611 Cashiers

6621 Service station attendants

6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers

6623 Other sales related occupations

7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7231 Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

7232 Tool and die makers

7233 Sheet metal workers

7234 Boilermakers

7235 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

7236 Ironworkers

7237 Welders and related machine operators

7241 Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 Industrial electricians

7243 Power system electricians

7244 Electrical power line and cable workers

7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers

7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers

7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians

7251 Plumbers

7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

7253 Gas fitters

7271 Carpenters

7272 Cabinetmakers

7281 Bricklayers

7282 Concrete finishers

7283 Tilesetters

7284 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

7291 Roofers and shinglers

7292 Glaziers

7293 Insulators

7294 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7295 Floor covering installers

7441 Residential and commercial installers and servicers

7442 Waterworks and gas maintenance workers

7444 Pest controllers and fumigators

7445 Other repairers and servicers

7451 Longshore workers

7452 Material handlers

7511 Transport truck drivers

7512 Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

7513 Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs

7514 Delivery and courier service drivers

7521 Heavy equipment operators (except crane)

7522 Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers

7531 Railway yard and track maintenance workers

7532 Water transport deck and engine room crew

7533 Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations

7534 Air transport ramp attendants

7535 Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers

7611 Construction trades helpers and labourers

7612 Other trades helpers and labourers

7621 Public works and maintenance labourers

7622 Railway and motor transport labourers

8611 Harvesting labourers

8612 Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers

8613 Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers

8614 Mine labourers

8615 Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

8616 Logging and forestry labourers

2. Minor Unit Groups

NOC Code Occupation

1511 Mail, postal and related workers

1512 Letter carriers

1513 Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors

6421 Retail salespersons

6731 Light duty cleaners

6732 Specialized cleaners

6733 Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

8431 General farm workers

8432 Nursery and greenhouse workers

8441 Fishing vessel deckhands

8442 Trappers and hunters

9461 Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing

9462 Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

9463 Fish and seafood plant workers

9465 Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

3. Specific 4 digit unit groups

NOC Code Occupation

0821 Managers in agriculture

0822 Managers in horticulture

4031 French and French Immersion Secondary school teachers (language of instruction must be French)

4032 French and French Immersion Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (language of instruction must be French)

4411 Home child care providers

4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

6331 Retail butchers

6523 Airline ticket and service agents

6524 Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks

6541 Security guards and related security service occupations

6551 Customer services representatives - financial institutions

6552 Other customer and information services representatives

8252 Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

8255 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

9617 Labourers in food and beverage processing

9618 Labourers in fish and seafood processing


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