Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, who used an alternative format to apply to the Temporary Pathway to Permanent Residence and whose applications were received in excess of the application intake cap

Date Announced:

August 9, 2022


The public policy targets foreign nationals who are currently employed in Canada, and have either experience in an essential occupation or a recent Canadian post-secondary credential, to provide an influx of talent across the economic landscape. In so doing, the public policy recognizes the economic contribution of temporary residents 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.

The public policy allows foreign nationals with a disability, whom Canada wishes to retain as permanent residents, fair access to the program. Despite being received in excess of the established application intake caps, these applicants contacted the Department within the timeframes specified to request an accommodation due to a disability to submit their application, and have submitted their application within the timeframe indicated by the Department further to their request for accommodation.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants


disability accommodations; TR2PR

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