Everything You Need to Know About the New TR2PR 2022 Program

Everything You Need to Know About the New TR2PR 2022 Program
The Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) program ran from May 6, 2021, to November 5, 2021. It helped provide immigration options to essential workers, international student graduates, and French speakers. Originally, it was created at the time to help fight the pandemic and grow Canada’s economic recovery.However, the House of Commons ordered Immigration Minister Sean Fraser to come up with a new program for this year. And so he did by releasing a 39-page report (Motion 44) on how the IRCC is looking to expand pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers and international students. 

What do we know about the new TR2PR? 

This new program aims to support the link between Canada’s labour market and immigration programs. The reason for this is also to ensure the Canadian economy has a broad variety of talents across all sectors. Some examples include health, hospitality, transportation, crafts and resources, information technology, and engineering. The underlining mission of the TR2PR program is to make it easier to transition to permanent residence for eligible applicants.

The new pathway will work using a five-pillar approach: 

  1. Pillar One: Will use the increased immigration levels targets outlined in the 2022-2023 Immigration Levels Plan to provide Canada with a larger, permanent labour supply. 
  2. Pillar Two: Aim to reform the Express Entry (EE) system by creating changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which will increase flexibility in immigration selection tools under Express Entry. 
    1. Will also focus on rethink the Comprehensive Ranking System standard under EE, targeting points awarded for Canadian work experience and education, language skills, and a job offer. 
  3. Pillar Three: Make improvements to permanent economic immigration programs to help the transition, from temporary to permanent residence, of essential workers in high-demand occupations. This will be done by:
    1. Adopt the latest version of the NOC 2021, which expands eligibility to certain in-demand occupations;
    2. Improve newcomers’ access to information to ensure that they meet the necessary qualifications and connect them to federal/provincial/territorial programming;
    3. Explore better ways to transition essential workers in high-demand work;
    4. Introduce improvements to pilot programs to support transitions, focusing on caregiver occupations and the agricultural-food sector. 
  4. Pillar Four: Support communities in attracting and retaining newcomers through Francophone immigration through measures aiming to meet the 4.4% French-speaking immigration target by 2023. This pillar aims to support Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec.
  5. Pillar Five: Generally increase processing capacity, improve client experience, and modernize the immigration system through technological improvements. Will be done to ensure newcomers are welcomed to Canada as permanent residents as quickly as possible. 

What does this new TR2PR mean? 

This new program will work as a sustainable policy that was not created out of emergency. Instead, it’ll act as a clear path for those looking to settle permanently in Canada. International students and foreign workers are essential to Canada’s economy. Therefore the Canadian government is focusing on making this plan easier and more accessible for them to gain permanent residency here. Canada is one of the most preferred destinations for immigration – whether it be for work or study. This has unfortunately caused the IRCC to experience a backlog in applications. This means that immigrants who hold temporary status here can sometimes be in limbo over their futures. Through the revamped TR2PR 2022 Program, the government aims to clear this limbo. They are making the immigration system more modernized through technological advancements to solve this issue. This would include increasing processing capacity and enhancing the client experience. 

How to prepare for admission?

Now that the information is quickly becoming accessible, it’s only a matter of time before the government opens the portal for candidates to apply. And getting all the required documents in order can be a daunting task. To be eligible for the program, a temporary foreign worker or international student must have all documents that are valid, up-to-date, error and mistake-free, and accurate. The whole application will be disqualified if there is one simple spelling mistake or inaccurate information. Mana immigration has a dedicated and professional team of immigration consultants and lawyers who have years of experience in application filing, reviewing and submission. We ensure our clients don’t have to worry about the process as we take care of preparing all the legal documents, quality checking them, and submitting them in a timely manner. Worried about your current candidate and want to feel secure in your submission? Fill out our assessment form here, and one of our team members will happily assist you.
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