Web Desk. Canada’s Minister of Immigration has announced permanent residence for more than 90,000 foreign students and staff who have helped to treat patients during the epidemic.
According to AFP, the program will take effect on May 6, this will include foreign employees who have at least one year of experience working in healthcare and other fields such as grocery store cashiers, shelf stickers, truck drivers, and farms.
Students must have completed their post-secondary degrees in the last four years. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told a news conference Wednesday that the move would help Canada reach its goal of welcoming 400,000 immigrants this year. That number was raised last year to make up for the drop in immigration due to border closures.
The Immigration Minister added: “These new policies will help temporary individuals plan their future in Canada, contribute to our economic recovery and rebuild our economy.” Status may be temporary, but your partnership is long overdue and we want you to stay.