TR to PR Pathway Program

Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway

The government of Canada provides an immigration option for many temporary residents in Canada called  TR to PR Pathway. The program is for certain temporary residents who are currently working and staying in Canada with their families. At Dastur Immigration Services, we can assist you and guide you to increase your chances of getting your permanent residency through this program.

Who can apply to the TR to PR Pathway

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched this program to create a pathway for certain temporary residents to get Canadian Permanent Resident  Status. You can check if fit broadly into one of three categories in order to apply for this program:

  1. If you’re a temporary worker in the healthcare sector, you can apply.
  2. A temporary worker in other essential occupations that include a broad spectrum of jobs from cashiers to electricians can apply.
  3. A recent graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution is eligible to apply for this pathway.

Requirements for TR to PR Pathway

  • Proof of Your Entry and Status in Canada: The applicant can submit a study permit to  work permit  as proof of their stay in Canada.
  • Proof of Current Employment in Canada: A  reference letter from your current employer with the contact details of your current organization. 
  • Language Test Results: To prove your language efficiency, you need to submit the scores required for the pertinent stream (English or French). 
  • Immigration Medical Exams: The application for the Permanent Resident pathway requires applicants to submit Immigration Medical Exams. Family members also need to submit these documents.
  • Police Certificates: The police certificate has to be added for the TR to PR Canada application.
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6 TR to PR Streams and Application Limits

There are 6 streams in this pathway:

  • IRCC accepts both English- and French-speaking applicants in 3 streams
  • IRCC offers 3 streams specifically for French speakers

There is a cap for each stream. Once a stream has reached the maximum number of applications, it will not allow you to apply. When you work with immigration specialists at Dastur Immigration Services, you can rest assured that you will know detailed information about how to apply, when to apply, and what to submit with each stream in the TR to PR Pathway. We also assist you to prepare your documents so you can submit them with your application and get them processed quickly.

Check If You’re Eligible for
TR to PR Pathway

You can find out if you are eligible for one or more of the streams available under the TR to PR Pathway program. Fill out our self-assessment form and our team will contact you to discuss your options. Or you can contact us directly to understand the requirements before you apply.

Frequently Ask Questions

It is difficult to know the exact processing time of the TR to PR applications. However, IRCC processes the applications as soon as they receive a completed application with all the relevant documents. 

The principal applicant for permanent residency on this pathway will be able to include family members for permanent residency in the application. A family member is considered as:

  • your spouse or common-law partner
  • your dependent child
  • your spouse’s or common-law partner’s dependent child
  • a dependent child of a dependent child

If your current permit for Canada expires before you receive your new permanent resident status, you can apply for an open work permit. To know more, contact our immigration specialist today!

Yes, IRCC  will accept applications from French-speaking or bilingual candidates. However, francophone applicants must reach NCLC (CLB) 4 or higher under every language skill if they are applying as a temporary worker in health care or essential worker. If you’re applying as an international student, you must have at least NCLC (CBL) 5 or higher under every language skill.

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