This year’s big winners of a new, one-time road to permanent residency for foreign citizens currently living in Canada are Ontario and British Columbia.
According to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 11,425 temporary residents in Canada have obtained permanent status through the TR to PR Pathway by the end of October.
The temporary to permanent resident program, which began on May 2 and ended on November 5, attracted 84,177 applications throughout its six streams, including three for francophones solely and three for both anglophones and francophones.
The program received the maximum number of 30,000 applications for the Workers in Canada: Essential, Non-Healthcare stream in which both anglophones and francophones were accepted.
Under the Workers In Canada: Healthcare stream, which was available to both francophones and anglophones, the program got 7,155 applications out of a potential 20,000.
The French-speaking Workers In Canada: Healthcare stream received 271 applications. There were 2,054 applications for the French-speaking Workers In Canada: Essential, Non-Healthcare stream, and 4,697 applications for the French-speaking Recent International Graduates From A Canadian Institution stream.
The largest number of new residents settled in the Ottawa province of Canada, followed by British Columbia. Apart from these places, the settlers from these programs in other provinces are as follows
After achieving the target of 401000 new permanent residents in 2021, Ottawa aims to welcome 411000 citizens this year.