PR Pathway for Construction Workers Opens for Applications in Toronto

September 04, 2019
Many construction workers that are Out of status in the Greater Toronto Area got an opportunity, to start the applying process to get Permanent Residence from Sep 3rd, 2019. The new Policy for Temporary Out-of-Status Construction Workers in Greater Toronto Area states that the candidates first have to submit the application to the Canadian Labor Congress. 

PR Pathway for Construction Workers Opens for Applications in Toronto

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It will subsequently refer these eligible candidates and accompanying family members to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Applications have opened on the website of CLC on Sep 3, 2019. The next stage will begin on January 2nd; 2020 when IRCC will accept applications that are forwarded by CLC.

The announcement regarding Public Policy was made in July for offering a chance to construction workers as well as their families who came to Canada initially through temporary work permits, but gradually lost this status. The aim of this policy is to address the issue of regional labor shortage in the construction industry.

Eligibility Requirements: for GTA Out-of-Status Construction Workers 

1) Foreign Nationals who had:

• Entered Canada Legally as temporary residents; and, formerly received work authorization in the construction industry; and,

• Providing evidence of filing income tax returns in Canada or declaring income to receive 400 principal applicants; or,

• Entered Canada Legally as temporary residents; and, they will receive 100 principal applicants;

2) Continuous residence in Canada for five years on the date of filing the application;

3) Presently working without an authorization in the Construction Industry in the Greater Toronto Area and accumulating three years work experience (full-time) in the last five years in construction in the Area within these NOC codes:

• Major Group 72 catering to Trades/Skilled Transport and Equipment Operators

• Major Group 73 catering to equipment and maintenance operation trades

• NOC 7441: catering to commercial and residential installers and servicers

• NOC 7521: catering to heavy equipment operators 

• NOC 7611: catering to construction trades laborers and helpers 

4) Additionally they must possess the language ability at CLB 4 in all disciplines

5) Having a close family member (specified) living in the country as a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or having a child, common-law partner or spouse, in Canada;

6) Having the referral letter under the signature of Canadian Labor Congress that attests that the applicant is meeting all the conditions mentioned above;

7) Additionally, the applicant must not be inadmissible for a reason except overstay as a temporary resident and unauthorized working 

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