New PR Pathway:
Canada’s Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, announced a new humanitarian permanent residence pathway for up to 11,000 citizens of Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela residing in Central or South America or the Caribbean.
This move is part of Canada’s broader commitment to accepting 15,000 migrants on humanitarian grounds from the Western Hemisphere, as declared during the visit of U.S. President Joe Biden to Canada in March 2023.
“We are welcoming an additional 4,000 temporary foreign workers from the region this year, many of whom have already arrived in Canada. Based on current trends, we are on track to meet this target. In addition, we are connecting with non-governmental organizations in the region to leverage the new Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot, which helps skilled refugees and other displaced people immigrate to Canada.Immigration Minister Marc Miller
Who Is Eligible for this New PR Pathway?
The New PR pathway is available for children, grandchildren, spouses, common-law partners, parents, grandparents, or siblings of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Regardless of age, applicants falling under these categories can apply for permanent residency.
Enhanced Pre-Arrival Services:
Successful applicants will receive additional support before their arrival in Canada.
Enhanced services include employment skills assessment to help migrants integrate into the workforce seamlessly.
Migrants will also receive references to settlement provider organizations in their chosen communities, ensuring a smoother transition and settlement process.
Upcoming Official Launch:
While the details of the new PR pathway have been announced, the official launch is yet to happen.
The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will make the complete guidelines public once the pathway is officially launched.