Canada launching immigration programs for refugees working in healthcare

December 10, 2020

By CIC News |

The programs will be available only to asylum seekers who have worked in healthcare during the coronavirus outbreak.

On December 14, Canada will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who provided direct healthcare to Canadians.

Canada’s minister of immigration, Marco Mendicino, had announced two new temporary immigration programs this past summer. One is for refugees in Quebec, and the other is for refugees in other Canadian provinces. The program is intended primarily for orderlies, nurses, and service aides.

Applications are open from December 14 to August 31, 2021. Applicants must meet existing admissibility requirements such as those related to criminality, security, and health. They can also include their family members who are in Canada to be a part of the permanent residency application.

Applicant’s internship experience will also be considered regardless of whether it was paid or not. However, it must be an essential part of a post-secondary study program, vocational training program, or a professional order requirement in one of the designated occupations.

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