On April 14, the Canadian Immigration Service announced an extraordinary new immigration program. Three programs have been announced for international students living in Canada, essential occupations or medical workers, and fluent French speakers. These three programs will be implemented in earnest on May 6 and will end on November 5, with a total of 90,000 international students, essential occupations or medical workers and unlimited French proficiency. In other words, it said it would be implemented until November 5, but if the maximum capacity limit of 90,000 people is reached before November 5, it will be closed before November 5, so it can be said that it is a permanent residence on a first-come, first-served basis.

In these permanent residency programs, the principal applicant must reside in Canada, but family members can obtain permanent residency together even if they are abroad.

Then first, you need to learn more about the programs and prepare them, but if you look at the international student program, anyone who meets the following conditions can apply. A total of 40,000 students will be selected for the international student program, and you should have graduated from a Canadian public school or a school that can support PGWP after January 2017. Or you can get recognition when you graduate from certain schools in Quebec. Also, you must live and work in Canada at the time of application, but self-employment is not included. Finally, you must submit your CLB5 or higher language grades within 2 years of the date of application for permanent residency.

Next, a total of 20,000 people will be selected for the medical-related worker program, and 40 occupations, including nurses, doctors, pharmacists and social workers, will meet the requirements if they have worked full-time for more than a year within the last three years. In addition, you must be currently working in Canada and your language score must be submitted CLB 4 or higher within 2 years of the date of application for permanent residency.

A total of 30,000 people will be selected as essential occupational programs, and similar to healthcare workers, more than a year of full-time experience and a language score of CLB of 4 or more are required within the last 3 years. A total of 95 jobs are available, including retail salespeople, farm workers, construction, caregiver, and kesher.

In these permanent residency programs, the principal applicant must reside in Canada, but family members can obtain permanent residency together even if they are abroad.

As the above announced threshold for permanent residency is somewhat low, so we expect a large number of applicants. In particular, it seems that the international student program may be closed on the day of its opening, so if you meet the above conditions and plan to apply this time, you should carefully understand how to proceed with this permanent residency in advance.

Unfortunately, many of the jobs adopted this time are excluded from the restaurant industry and childcare teachers, so it is difficult to proceed with essential job programs, but if the international student program meets the conditions, it can proceed with the international student program method. Even if this doesn't work, the Canadian Immigration Service is trying to accommodate more immigrants, as indicated by the extensive selection of Express Entry – CEC on February 13 and the new immigration methods starting May 6. In other words, other immigration programs may be introduced soon and applicants who did not apply this time may apply, so I recommend you to make English grades in advance and pay attention to future permanent residency programs.

The Canadian government is trying to revive Canada's economy, which has been depressed by COVID-19, by increasing the number of immigrants, so it expects to continue to increase.