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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Adopt the latest version of the NOC 2021, which expands eligibility to certain in-demand occupations;
- Improve newcomers’ access to information to ensure that they meet the necessary qualifications and connect them to federal/provincial/territorial programming;
- Explore better ways to transition essential workers in high-demand work;
- Introduce improvements to pilot programs to support transitions, focusing on caregiver occupations and the agricultural-food sector.
- 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.
- 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.