Here is what we know so far about the new PR streams launching May 6. As part of an initiative to meet immigration targets amid travel restrictions, Canada is launching six new limited-time immigration programs to essential workers and international student graduates who are working in Canada.
In Quebec, employers may be exempt from the requirement to include proof of recruitment efforts when hiring temporary foreign workers in a number of occupations.
Canada held an unheard-of Express Entry draw inviting tens of thousands of candidates to apply for permanent residence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has walloped Canada's job market, as there are almost one million fewer employed people than there were last February.
BC issued invitations to 8 Entrepreneur candidates and another 208 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates on February 2.
Ontario has invited Express Entry candidates who may be eligible for a nomination from the Human Capital Priorities Stream.