Canada’s New Temporary to Permanent Residence Pathway: Every Document You Will Need

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Here is a list of every document required for Canada’s new TR to PR Pathway for 90,000 international graduates, health care workers and other essential workers, which launches at noon on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Those who qualify for the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway (TR to PR Pathway) streams must upload several supporting documents to show proof that they qualify.


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Here is a list of the required documents:

Forms Required By IRCC

Principal applicants will need to fill out the following forms from the IRCC website:

Principal applicants should fill out the following forms, if applicable:

IRCC has also offered some advice on filling out the forms:

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  • Candidates should fill out the forms on their computer instead of by hand as it’s easier and reduces mistakes.
  • The form Schedule 3 must be filled out on a computer.
  • Fill out, print, sign and date the application forms.

IMM 0008 is a barcode form. You will have to validate it and submit all the pages.


Documents Required For All Streams

1. Proof of Entry and Status in Canada

Candidates must prove they have valid status and are living in Canada when they submit their application and when Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) makes its final decision on the application.

To prove status, candidates must submit a copy of their most recent immigration document such as work permit, or study permit.

Dependent family members do not need to be in Canada.

2. Proof of Current Employment in Canada

Candidates need to prove they are currently working in Canada.

The following documents are required:

  • Copy of work permit(s) in Canada (if applicable).
  • Reference letter from the current employer. The letter must include:
    • location of work.
    • specific period of employment (to/from dates).
    • description of main responsibilities and duties.
    • total annual salary and benefits.
    • number of hours worked per week.
    • employer’s name, signature, full address, phone number and email address (if applicable).
  • Most recent pay stubs.

3. Proof of Language Proficiency

Candidates must prove they meet or exceed the minimum language requirements for the stream.

Candidates need to submit a valid language test to prove this ability.


Stream-specific supporting documents

The following supporting documentation must be provided based on the stream being applied for.

1. Workers in-Canada: Stream A (healthcare) and Stream B (essential non-healthcare)

Candidates need to prove they have qualifying work experience. The following documents are required:

  • Copy of work permit in Canada (if applicable).
  • Reference letters for the periods of work experience identified in the application. The letters must include:
    • location of work.
    • specific period of employment (to/from dates).
    • description of main responsibilities and duties.
    • total annual salary and benefits.
    • number of hours worked per week.
    • employer’s name, signature, full address, phone number and email address (if applicable).

One of the following documents is also required:

  • Copies of T4 tax information slips and Notice of Assessment (if applicable); or
  • Work contracts; or
  • Pay stubs

2. International Graduate Stream

Candidates need to prove they have graduated from an eligible institution and earned an eligible credential. The following documents are required:

  • Final transcript.
  • Letter from the institution and/or the formal notice of graduation.

Candidates must provide proof that shows:

  • Type of credential granted (degree, diploma, certificate, or attestation).
  • Length (in weeks, months, or years) of program of study.
  • That the candidate was authorized to study for the duration of studies.
  • Date of completion.
  • Name of the school that granted the degree, diploma, certificate, or attestation.
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