Canada only landed 17,000 new immigrants in May, one of the lowest monthly totals during the coronavirus pandemic.
Canadian work experience and higher paying jobs the main driver for international students to make the transition after graduation.
Prime Minister says Canada will continue reopening borders "in a way that ensures the ongoing safety of all Canadians."
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.