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Posted on August 12 2022

50,000 immigrants in Canada convert temp visas to permanent visas in 2022

By  Editor
Updated January 10 2024


  • The first 5 months of 2022 have welcomed more new permanent residents than they did in 2021 in the same period.
  • Most of the people given PR were vital temporary workers and international graduates.
  • Canada plans to welcome 20,000 healthcare workers.

Abstract: Canada has welcomed approximately 50,000 new immigrants through its TR2PR pathway.

Canada has welcomed close to 50,000 new immigrants under its pathway of TR2PR pr Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence. The program was launched around mid-2021 to address the restrictions put during the pandemic.

The number of new permanent residents welcomed in the first 5 months of 2022 is significantly more than the numbers compared to the figures in 2021.

All the provinces of Canada welcomed newcomers through the program. The Canadian authorities plan to welcome 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates.

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Details about the TR2PR Pathway

The details about the numbers of immigrants issued Canada PR or permanent residency through the TR2PR pathway in each province have been given below:

New Permanent Residents Through Canada’s TR To PR Pathway
Provinces 2021 2022 Total
Newfoundland & Labrador 105 165 270
Prince Edward Island 160 150 310
Nova Scotia 920 885 1,805
New Brunswick 415 535 950
Ontario 12,935 13,765 26,700
Manitoba 1,080 1,050 2,130
Saskatchewan 415 515 930
Alberta 1,695 2,020 3,715
British Columbia 6,085 6,070 12,155
Canada 23,810 25,155 48,965


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Through this program, IRCC or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada plan to welcome:

  • 30,000 newcomers in temporary workers in a few essential occupations
  • 20,000 newcomers in temporary workers in the sector of healthcare
  • 40,000 newcomers in international student graduates from Canada

IRCC has also accepted a massive number of applications from immigrants who can speak French in the three categories mentioned above.

There are over 2.7 million immigration applications at IRCC. It has caused a backlog in the process. The individuals who migrate to Canada are helped by the TR2PR pathway and granted open work permit if their Canadian temporary status expires before the application is processed.

The recent figures till mid-July had 51,392 applications in the waiting for the TR2PR Pathway.

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