Temporary public policy to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for French-speaking foreign nationals in Canada, outside of Quebec, with a recent credential from a Canadian post-secondary institution

Date Announced:

April 14, 2021

Active Period:

May 6, 2021 until November 5, 2021.


By granting permanent resident status to recent international graduates with French language proficiency from Canadian institutions and who are currently employed in Canada, the economy will be able to continue to benefit from their training and expertise for pandemic recovery and into the future. In addition, these international graduates from both college and university programs have the education required to support their long-term economic establishment in Canada, but as a result of the pandemic may face challenges in qualifying and applying for permanent residence. The public policy responds directly to these pandemic-related by creating a temporary pathway which accelerates the expected trajectory that many international graduates take to permanent residence.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | International students | Prospective immigrants


French speaking

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