The new pathway to immigration program is open to students with part-time and co-op work experience earned between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2021.
Starting May 6, 2021, IRRCC will begin accepting applications for temporary workers, there are 30,000 spots in total. International students who have been working at least 15 hours per week in a paid job under a valid study permit may be able to apply for PR.
You will still need to show a recent IELTS (General) language test with a minimum of 4.0 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Under this new program, students need to demonstrate they have worked 1,560 hours within the past three years in an “essential” job. Some examples of “essential” jobs are:
- Customer service representative
- Bank teller
- Retail clerk
- Other sales related occupations
For more information visit: Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with recent Canadian work experience in essential occupations – Canada.ca