International Students – New Public Policy

International Students – New Public Policy2021-04-15T00:39:26+00:00
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Public Policy Considerations

This public policy responds directly to pandemic-related challenges by creating a temporary pathway which accelerates the expected trajectory that many international graduates take to permanent residence.

The public policy targets foreign nationals who have been granted an eligible Canadian credential, and who are currently employed in Canada, to provide an influx of talent across the economic landscape. In so doing, the public policy recognizes the economic contribution of recent international graduates and acknowledges Canada’s ongoing need for the talent, skills, Canadian education and work experience of these skilled immigrants, which has been exacerbated during this exceptional time.

Eligibility Requirements

Course Eligibility2021-04-15T00:05:58+00:00

Graduates who have completed their degree after Jan 2017:

  • Students who have completed Bachelors, Masters or PHD degree from a DLI
  • Students who have completed a two year program from a DLI
  • Students who have completed two programs of minimum duration of 8 months each. In total 16 months. Each program should be completed after Jan 2017.
  • Students who have a degree, diploma, certificate, or attestation issued on completion of a program of any duration leading to an occupation in a skilled trade.
Status in Canada at the time of App Submission2021-04-15T00:05:58+00:00

You should be employed in Canada with a valid work permit at the time of application submission

English Proficiency2021-04-15T00:05:58+00:00

Have attained a level of proficiency of at least CLB 5 in either official language for each of the four language skill areas

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training – Test score equivalency chart
CLB Level Reading Writing Listening Speaking
10 8.0 7.5 8.5 7.5
9 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0
8 6.5 6.5 7.5 6.5
7 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
6 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5
5 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
4 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0

Be employed in Canada with a valid permit

Family Members2021-04-15T00:05:58+00:00

Family Members such as spouse, child can be included in this application.* Certain conditions may apply.

Intake Cap2021-04-15T00:05:58+00:00

A maximum of 40,000 applications will be accepted for processing.


General Documentation to keep it ready. It may change based on the updates from IRCC.

Primary Applicant

  1. Digital Photograph
  2. Degree Certificate & Transcripts
  3. Study and Work Permit Copy
  4. WES if available
  5. IELTS or CELPIP or other official test results
  6. Passport valid for more than 6 months
  7. Offer of Employment or Contract
  8. PayStubs
  9. Employment Letter
  10. PCC from all countries of residency

Dependent Applicant

  1. Digital Photograph
  2. Passport
  3. PCC  from all countries of residency

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