In particular, the program has an aim to accept 500 principal applicants. Among these 100 spots are reserved for construction workers who are out-of-status and gained the admission to Canada in the capacity of temporary residents but did not receive the work authorization.
Family members of principal applicants like the common-law partners, spouse, dependent children residing in Canada, are eligible to apply and obtain the permanent resident status. The candidates need to meet all these eligibility criteria as per IRCC:
Candidates must be overseas nationals who:
Entered Canada in the capacity of temporary residents and held the work authorization in the construction domain previously, besides having a proof of filing income tax returns in Canada or had declared income in Canada. This category will have 400 principal applicants; or,
Such persons, who entered Canada in the capacity of temporary residents, and did not hold the work authorization, in the construction industry.
In both cases, the overseas citizens need to continuously reside in the country for five years before the submission of application.
These Candidates have to presently work without authorization in the construction industry in the GTA. They need three years work experience (full-time) in the industry, during the past five years.
The GTA area comprises of Toronto City, Durham/ Halton Regions, and Peel/York Regions.
Previous/Current construction experience in one of these NOC codes:
These Candidates also have to show proficiency in English or French as per CLB Level 4.
Candidates must have in Canada:
A family member having the status of a Canadian PR, or citizen like parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews or cousins); or
Spouse, common-law partners, or children in Canada
Referral Letter from the Canadian Labor Congress
When the candidates meet the above mentioned criteria, they can get in touch with the Canadian Labor Congress after Sept 3, 2019, for applying to get the referral letter that is mandatory.
Candidates must ensure that they are admissible except for any other reason apart from overstaying their past visa and worked without proper authorization.
Applying process for this immigration pathway
There are two steps in the application process. The applications are accepted on basis of timing of arrival. After reaching the quota the pathway will directly close.
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