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Canada Opens 2 New Pathways to Permanent Residence for Hong Kong Residents

Posted by AKM Law on 8 June 2021
Canada Opens 2 New Pathways to Permanent Residence for Hong Kong Residents

Minister Mendicino announced today that there are two pathways being offered for eligible Hong Kong residents in Canada who are workers or recent graduates. Eligible applicants must have valid temporary resident status and be in Canada both when they submit their application and when their permanent residence is granted. They must also meet the specified language, education, work and eligibility requirements, and they are subject to Canada's regular immigration application and screening processes and admissibility requirements.

Stream A

Applicants must have completed one of the following educational credentials at a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada in the last 3 years, and they must have done at least 50% of their program of study (in person or online) while in Canada:
degree (bachelor's degree, master's degree or doctorate)

  • diploma from a program that is at least 2 years in length
  • graduate or post-graduate credential (for a diploma or certificate) from a program that is at least 1 year in length; in addition, the program must require a post-secondary degree or diploma, which must have been earned no more than 5 years before starting the graduate or post-graduate program

Stream B

Applicants must have at least 1 year of full-time work experience (or the part-time equivalent, that is, at least 1,560 hours in total) in Canada in the last 3 years; they must also have completed one of the following at a post-secondary learning institution in or outside Canada in the last 5 years:

  • degree (bachelor's degree, master's degree or doctorate)
  • diploma from a program that is at least 2 years in length
  • graduate or post-graduate credential (for a diploma or certificate) from a program that is at least 1 year in length; in addition, the program must require a post-secondary degree or diploma, which must have been earned no more than 5 years before starting the graduate or post-graduate program

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