How to apply for the new immigration streams

How to apply for the new immigration streams

On May 6, 2021, Canada launched its new pathways to Canada PR. These pathways are available to 90,000 international graduates, healthcare workers, and other essential workers.

The ones who qualify for the TR to PR pathway streams are required to upload several documents that prove that they qualify. Here’s a list of these documents:

Forms required by IRCC

A principal applicant must fill out the following forms from the IRCC website:

  • Generic Application Form for Canada
  • Background/Declaration (Schedule A)
  • Schedule 3 – TR to PR pathway: Streams A & B and International Graduates (French-speaking streams)
  • Additional family information
  • Supplementary information

The following forms are to be filled by principal applicants if applicable for them:

  • IMM 0008 DEP – Additional dependants/declaration
  • IMM 5476 – Use of a representative
  • IMM 5409 – Statutory declaration of common-law union
  • IMM 5604 – Declaration from non-accompanying parent/guardian for minors immigrating to Canada

Documents required for all streams

Proof of entry & status in Canada

Candidates have to give proof that they have a valid status. They must prove that they are living in Canada when they apply and when IRCC decides on approving the application.

To prove one’s status, candidates have to submit a copy of their most recent immigration document. This document could be a study permit or work permit Canada issues.

Dependent family members needn’t be in Canada.

Proof of current job in Canada

Candidates must submit proof that they are at present working in Canada. For this, candidates must submit:

  • Copy of work permit in Canada (in case it’s applicable).
  • A letter of reference from the current employer. The letter must have:
    • Work location
    • Period of employment in detail (i.e., from/to dates)
    • Description of main duties and responsibilities
    • Annual salary as well as benefits.
    • The number of hours worked per week.
    • The employer’s name, full address, signature, email address, and phone number
  • Most recent pay stubs.

Proof of language proficiency

Candidates must provide proof that they have sufficient or more than the minimum language requirements for the stream. Candidates must submit a language test result that’s deemed valid.

Supporting documents for each stream

Supporting documentation necessary to be provided for different streams are as follows:

Workers in Canada: Healthcare (Stream A) and Essential Non-healthcare (Stream B)

Candidates must prove their work experience to qualify. Here are the documents required:

  • Copy of Canada work permit (if it applies)
  • Reference letters for work experience mentioned in the application. They must include:
    • Work location
    • Period of employment (to/from dates)
    • Description of the main duties and responsibilities
    • Annual salary and benefits
    • Number of hours worked weekly
    • Name of employer, full address, signature, email address, and phone number

One of the documents listed below is also required:

  • Copies of T4 tax information slips as well as NOA (if applicable)
  • Pay stubs
  • Work contracts

International Graduate Stream

Candidates must prove they have graduated from an institution deemed eligible. They must also have earned a credential considered eligible. The following are the documents required:

  • Final transcript
  • Letter from the institution and/or the formal graduation notice

Candidates must have proof showing:

  • The type of credential granted (diploma, degree, attestation, or certificate)
  • Length of the study program (in weeks, months, or years)
  • That the candidate had the authorization to study for the duration of the educational program
  • The date of completion.
  • Name of the school that granted the diploma, degree, attestation, or certificate

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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Note:

TR to PR – Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

NOA – Notice of Assessment

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