An additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, the Government of Canada has announced.
The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year in order to meet local labour market needs.
In a news release issued March 12, the Government of Canada said the 2,000 additional PNP spaces are intended primarily for existing long-term Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada with intermediate skills classified as National Occupational Code “C” who have integrated into Canadian society.
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the additional spaces will also help address “worker vulnerability.”
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A spokesman for Ahmed Hussen told CIC News that the 2,000 spaces for temporary foreign workers are part of this planned increase.
The announcement follows IRCC’s creation of the Interim Pathway for Caregivers, a temporary, permanent residence pathway that opened March 4 and will remain open until June 4, 2019, for eligible in-home temporary foreign worker caregivers who came to Canada after November 30, 2014.