TR to PR Pathway Update

TR to PR Pathway Update – Canada Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident

TR to PR Pathway Update

TR to PR Pathway Update. On April 14, 2021, Canada created new pathways to permanent residency (Canada TR to PR Pathway) for 90,000 essential workers, international graduates and French speakers.

Canada TR to PR Pathway targeted the following three streams:

  • 20,000 applications for temporary workers in health care
  • 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations
  • 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from a Canadian designated learning institution

The TR to PR pathway for essential workers and international student graduates remains until December 31, 2022.

TR to PR Pathway update – eligibility for family members


Applicants to TR to PR pathway can also add their family members to the bridging open work permit.

The principal applicant must name you as an immediate family member on their application for Canadian permanent residence. For TR to PR Pathway, immediate family member includes spouse, common-law partner, and dependent children.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

Family members must submit documents at the time the principal applicant is applying. These include marriage certificates, birth certificates, or acceptable common-law relationship evidence. See also IRCC’s Assessing a common-law relationship.


You must also submit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) immigration form IMM 0008 for each family member.

Please see Canadian government’s official definition of immediate family member at Immediate Family Member.


NOTE that if IRCC doubts the validity of your conjugal relationship, they may ask for more information. This is to confirm that your relationship is genuine and is not a relationship of convenience for the purposes of getting Canada immigration. See also Avoid Canada Immigration Fraud – Protect yourself from scammers.

New TR to PR Pathway coming soon

Canada may soon announce a new pathway to Canada permanent residence for international students and temporary workers.

Canada is aggressively targeting its immigration plan levels for 2022 and 2024. A new Canada TR to PR pathway for foreign skilled workers, temporary workers and international students makes sense.

Canada’s Immigration Levels 2022-2024 plan targets 1.3 million new permanent residents. Each year, IRCC releases a new Immigration Levels Plan which it uses to guide its operations.

Why Canada’s needs new TR to PR pathway

The Canadian government continues to emphasize that immigration is cornerstone to accelerate recovery from the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.


“Immigration has helped shape Canada into the country it is today. From farming and fishing to manufacturing, healthcare and the transportation sector, Canada relies on immigrants. We are focused on economic recovery, and immigration is the key to getting there. Setting bold new immigration targets, as outlined in the 2022-2024 Levels Plan, will further help bring the immeasurable contribution of immigrants to our communities and across all sectors of the economy.”

 – The Honourable Sean Fraser, Canada Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship New immigration plan to fill labour market shortages and grow Canada’s economy.

Over the coming three years, Canada’s Immigration Levels 2022-2024 plan targets the following number of new immigrant landings:

  • 2022: 431,645 permanent residents
  • 2023: 447,055 permanent residents
  • 2024: 451,000 permanent residents

How to Prepare for new Canada TR to PR Pathway

Any new Canada TR to PR pathway will most likely follow processes similar to those in the 2021 Canada TR to PR pathway programs. To qualify for the 2021 programs, a candidate must have proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages; meet general admissibility requirements; and be present, authorized to work and working in Canada at the time of their application.

For full Canada TR to PR Pathway eligibility details read:

Five Steps to Prepare for new Canada TR to PR Pathway

Check and Recheck your Documentation

Canda is committed to transitioning temporary residents from TR to PR. Check and recheck all your submitted documents, For example:

It is very important to have all your documents in order to ensure there are no complications in your PR process. Even if you are clearly eligible for PR thought the TR to PR Pathway, insufficient documentation can delay or even hurt your Canada PR application.

Prepare for Short TR to PR Pathway Application Processing Timelines

The very first Canada TR to PR Pathway program had a first-come first-served application process. This meant simply being eligible to apply was not enough. You also had to get your application into the system before the TR to PR pathway application cap was hit.

Any new pathway is likely to follow the same process. Therefore, you need to be ready for very short application timelines.

We recommend that you work with a Canada immigration professional (lawyers or certified immigration consultants). The Canadian immigration system is complicated, and frequently changing. Errors can have devastating and costly consequences for applicants. Including, delaying your process or even causing rejected claims.

Moreover, using certified Canadian immigration professionals helps you avoid immigration scam and fraud.

See IRCC’s New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.