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April 22, 2021
Canada announces new pathway to permanent residence for essential services workers and international graduates
Canada announced on April 14, that it will grant permanent residence status to over 90,000 essential services workers and international graduates who are already in Canada, through a temporary accelerated pathway. This pathway offers generally lower eligibility requirements than traditional permanent residence programs such as Express Entry or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), and as a non-points-based pathway would allow a better chance for many foreign nationals in Canada to obtain permanent residence status.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.
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