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Sean Fraser announced changes to be made in the Express Entry system to help doctors to become permanent residents. Physicians who are self-employed get benefits from the new changes and they can apply for permanent residence in Canada. The changes have been made for those doctors who are working in Canada as temporary residents to become permanent residents.
Many doctors working in Canada temporarily are considered as self-employed and they were not able to apply for Express Entry through the following programs:
Fraser announced that these doctors will be transitioned from temporary residents to permanent residents through the new changes.
In 2022, the number of temporary and permanent resident applications in the healthcare sector is 8,600 who want to work in Canada.
In 2021, the number of healthcare applications and their extensions were approved by IRCC and this can be found in the table below:
|Type of healthcare professional||Number of invitations|
|Nurses’ aides and orderlies||550|
The number of healthcare workers who became permanent residents since 2015 is 22,400 which include 3,600 physicians and 8,600 nurses. In June 2022, 4,300 healthcare professionals became permanent residents through the healthcare streams of Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway.
Sean Fraser plans to allow temporary visa to be converted to permanent visa
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