The impact of COVID-19 global pandemic has effected every soul on this planet, some harder than the others. Our lives are now mostly confined to our homes and it is undeniable troubling to indoors for more than months straight. Front-line workers have worked very hard to keep us all safe sacrificing their own safety.
Their efforts cannot be appreciated enough for their exceptional service since the beginning of the pandemic. , therefore Canada has decided to provide a pathway to permanent residence to asylum claimants working in the healthcare sector. This includes every front-line workers providing in-person services to patients in Canada and who are claiming asylum. Quebec has now announced a similar program.
Canada is keen about family reunification, so the family members of the applicants will be included in the application. If the candidate meets the criteria, the family will be granted permanent residence with the applicant in Canada. Ineligible candidates will be excluded from applying to make an asylum claim and candidates who have withdrawn or abandoned their claims.
· The candidate must have claimed asylum before March 13, 2020.
· The candidate must possess work permit after making an asylum claim
· Work experience in the health care sector/health institutions
· The 120 required work hours between March 13, 2020, and August 14, 2020.
· The candidate must have worked as an orderly a nurse, nurse’s aide, patient service associate, an assistant orderly or as a home support worker.
· 6 months of experience in the occupation before the permanent residence.
· The applicants will have until August 31, 2020, to meet the requirements.