5 Pillars from temporary to permanent resident in Canada

Pillar 1: Increased immigration

Fraser, the Minister of Immigration explained the objectives outlined in his most recent Immigration Levels Plan, which covers the period 2022 to 2024.This plan includes new permanent residents by 2022.



This gives Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) ample room for newcomers.

The Economic Class proportion of these newcomers is more than half: 241,850 in 2022, 253,000 in 2023 and 267,750 in 2024.

Pillar 2: Express Entry Reform

Canada will send out occupationspecific invitations through Express Entry starting in early 2023, as some provinces have done for several years.

This is something new, i.e. Express Entry will now have a list of required jobs "at the federal level" and if your line of work is on this list, you will be able to apply for express entry and get more chances of eligibility for permanent residency because of this. 

The changes were made through an update to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, allowing the Minister to respond to labor market needs and regional economic priorities, as well as increase French-speaking immigration by screening more candidates with specific attributes, such as experience within Canada. Express Entry's Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) will be revised with a focus on Canadian work experience and education points, language skills and job offers.

According to IRCC this will be the basis for the next version of Express Entry".

Pillar 3: Other economic immigration improvements

These changes are intended to help essential workers in high-demand occupations transition from temporary to permanent residency.

Changes include:

  • Launch of the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021, scheduled for November 2022. IRCC stated that this change will expand eligibility to certain in-demand occupations within a number of programs.
  • Improve access to information to ensure that newcomers meet the necessary qualifications and connect them with federal and provincial programs.
  • Facilitate the process by which high-demand essential workers, such as physicians, transition from temporary to permanent.
  • Enhance pilot programs, including caregiver programs and the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot.


Pillar 4: Retention of newcomers.

IRCC aims to attract and retain newcomers, including through French-speaking immigration. A new Municipal Nominee Program is also being developed to help municipalities attract and retain newcomers to address their local labour needs. The government also continues to work with Canadian provinces, territories and employers to provide pathways for PR, such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).


Pillar 5: System Modernization

IRCC plans to increase processing capacity, as it currently has more than two million applications in process.

Additionally, it plans to improve "the customer experience and modernize the immigration system through technological improvements."

All of these changes are aimed at getting newcomers to Canada to become permanent residents more quickly.

If you are in the process from temporary resident to permanent resident and need help with your residency process, we invite you to schedule an immigration consultation with our team of experts, Immiland is a company with CICC consultants regulated by the Canadian government. So we can serve you in any type of process before Immigration Canada, access our consultations in the following link.

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